Ardbeg Uigeadail

Regular price $137.00

ARDBEG

Located on the south coast of Islay near the town of Port Ellen, Ardbeg is the first distillery you see when taking the ferry over from the mainland. Ardbeg began commercial distilling officially in 1815 and was primarily used in blends. The distillery operated under various owners until production was ultimately halted in 1981. Remaining shuttered for nearly two decades, Ardbeg was finally purchased by Glenmorangie PLC (who were eventually absorbed by French drinks giant Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey) and re-opened in 1997. Full capacity distillation started in 1998.

Pronounced ‘Oog-a-dal’, it’s a special vatting that marries Ardbeg’s traditional deep, smoky notes with luscious, raisiny tones of old ex-Sherry casks. Ardbeg Uigeadail was voted by the 120,000+ strong Ardbeg Committee as their favourite Ardbeg.

Nose: Rich and weighty with heady and smoky aromatics. At full strength, the initial aroma is a beguiling mix of warm Christmas cake and walnut oil fused with fresh ocean spice, cedar and pine needles, followed by a smoky coal fire and a deep scent of well-oiled leather. The sweetness of treacle toffee and chocolate-coated raisins bring indulgence through the smoke. With water, the deep smokiness increases in intensity, reminiscent of Christmas pudding on fire; flowering currants and warm baked banana-and-walnut bread.

Palate: Full-flavoured and rich with a deep mouth-coating texture, the taste is an intriguing balance between sweet, spicy and deep smoky flavours. The flavour is initially sweet as Christmas cake begins to soak into the tongue. A burst of winter spices sets off a smoky-spicy explosion countered by a sumptuous mid-palate of honey-glazed smoked food and chewy treacle.

Finish: Amazingly long and chewy with lingering raisin, deep mocha tones and rich aromatic smoke into the perfectly integrated finish.

750ml
54.2% ABV
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