Gold - Liquid Gold Award - 2014, Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Winner - World Whisky of the Year - 2009, Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Gold - Scotch Single Malt - Islay - 2014, International Wine & Spirit Competition
Established in 1815, Ardbeg is one of Islay's nine active distilleries and embodies the true spirit of Scotland's most southerly Inner Hebridean Islands. Battered over the centuries by the rugged Scottish waves, Ardbeg produce some of the most powerful yet perfectly balanced whiskies. The Uigeadail is named for the loch that Arbeg source their all their pure water from and produces a strong, peat driven whiskey with notes of smoke, leather, dried fruits and walnut oil. Courtesy of maturation in both old bourbon and sherry casks, the Ardbeg Uigeadail has a flavour of Christmas pudding, glazed smoked ham with a burst of clove-driven spice on the finish. Destined to be very limited and a must have for all fans of Islay and Ardbeg.
Nose: Multifaceted, notes of peat and little flourishes of dark sugar, freshly ground espresso beans, cereal notes and a most sophisticated tar.
Palate: Led by sweet, ripe fruit and black forest honey. A good helping of malt. The throne then usurped by a powerful peat and smoked barley.
Finish: Very long, caramel and malt weave their way through peat smoke and dark sugar and just a hint of fresh espresso coffee before it finally peters out.