Ardbeg

Uigeadail The Ultimate Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

9.482 ratings
9.417 pro ratings
Islay, Scotland, United Kingdom
Malt
Cheese, Fruit, Chocolate
Top Notes For
LM Segal

In a case of truth in labeling, this is the ultimate in peat and salinity, the latter so off the scale as to evoke a sense of pure iodine. A few splashes of water sorted this out, superb.

In a case of truth in labeling, this is the ultimate in peat and salinity, the latter so off the scale as to evoke a sense of pure iodine. A few splashes of water sorted this out, superb.

Feb 9th, 2019
Ryan Flinn

Beastly scotch - makes the Ardbeg 10 year feel like drinking water in comparison. Very intense campfire smoke, saline, with sweet burnt caramel on this finish. Perfect for those chilly winter nights.

Beastly scotch - makes the Ardbeg 10 year feel like drinking water in comparison. Very intense campfire smoke, saline, with sweet burnt caramel on this finish. Perfect for those chilly winter nights.

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2014
Alex Alvärëz

It's as though Ardbeg existed at time's beginning and God only gave us rain as something to pair it with.

It's as though Ardbeg existed at time's beginning and God only gave us rain as something to pair it with.

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2014
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.3

A marriage of younger more primal and pear driven whisky blended with much older whisky matured in sherry casks. The unmistakable peat and terroir of ardbeg shows brilliantly, with the older sherries whisky providing even more detail and finesse. Warmer flavors than the Corryvreckan. Exemplary in is depth and density. 54+% abv, and takes very well to a few drops of water.

A marriage of younger more primal and pear driven whisky blended with much older whisky matured in sherry casks. The unmistakable peat and terroir of ardbeg shows brilliantly, with the older sherries whisky providing even more detail and finesse. Warmer flavors than the Corryvreckan. Exemplary in is depth and density. 54+% abv, and takes very well to a few drops of water.

Dec 12th, 2015
Maxence Guilluy

Raisin, fruity, and very stable!

Raisin, fruity, and very stable!

May 17th, 2015
Daniel Khasidy @dankay

thank you Dave Blackmore for these beast. the name means 'dark and mysterious', the local loch, or lake where they get their water from for the distillery. ex-sherry casks and some deep balanced Palo Cortado tones with some Fino freshness. 2013 Whisky Bible Whisky of the Year.

thank you Dave Blackmore for these beast. the name means 'dark and mysterious', the local loch, or lake where they get their water from for the distillery. ex-sherry casks and some deep balanced Palo Cortado tones with some Fino freshness. 2013 Whisky Bible Whisky of the Year.

Jan 7th, 2015
Gabriel Girard Bernier

Explosif, salin, massif et en finesse!

Explosif, salin, massif et en finesse!

Dec 27th, 2013
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Two bottlings, one older. One richer, funkier.

Two bottlings, one older. One richer, funkier.

Sep 4th, 2015
Christian

Beautiful copper color from the Sherry cask. A nose full of peat and oak with the Sherry not far behind. There is also leather and smokiness and perhaps some dark fruits like figs or plums. The mouthfeel is smooth and oily with pepper and peat replaced by sweetness, caramel, and spice. The finish is long, warming, and pleasantly smokey. One of the best Islay has to offer.

Beautiful copper color from the Sherry cask. A nose full of peat and oak with the Sherry not far behind. There is also leather and smokiness and perhaps some dark fruits like figs or plums. The mouthfeel is smooth and oily with pepper and peat replaced by sweetness, caramel, and spice. The finish is long, warming, and pleasantly smokey. One of the best Islay has to offer.

Jun 18th, 2018
October Cleveland

Ever wanted to sip essence wrung from Lindow Man's shrivelled glands? This is truly weaponised Ardbeg- an iron broadsword to the 10 yrs' bronze dagger.

Ever wanted to sip essence wrung from Lindow Man's shrivelled glands? This is truly weaponised Ardbeg- an iron broadsword to the 10 yrs' bronze dagger.

Apr 17th, 2017