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Ardbeg Uigeadail Ultimate Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Islay, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2006
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  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2011

Proof66 Notes

The Ardbeg Uigeadail scotch is aged in bourbon barrels with a sherry cask finish. It is named for Loch Uigeadail on the island of Islay and is the source of water for the whisky.

In their 2011 review at Wine Enthusiast--and to the great consternation of those who adore peat smoke in their scotch--they claimed that "here the smoke goes too far." There are many, we suppose, where the smoke can never go far enough.

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Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 13 ratings and 11 reviews.
KaiserSoze KaiserSoze (350)
Rating: 5.0 (2016-12-23)
Wow, this is probably the most flavorful Scotch Whisky I’ve ever had! The nose is obviously full of peaty, rich bonfire smoke, but after a minute, I pick up chocolate, dark roast coffee, & dark fruits. When I first take a sip, the peat dominates the flavor, but then my palate adjusts and I get a harmony of wonderful flavors. Coffee beans (similar to Glenmorangie LaSanta), chocolate covered raisins, Luxardo Cherries, beef barley soup, corn beef reuben sandwiches with sauerkraut, tobacco, caramel & sea salt. While I find the flagship 10-year-old to be very complex as well, the flavors in the “Oogie” flow with each other - while they seem to fight each other in the 10-year. Any Peat Lover will love this whisky. This is the perfect cold-weather, fireplace dram!
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Vossmeister Vossmeister (53)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-06-12)
Amazing whisky
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WhiskyChick WhiskyChick (28)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-06-05)
More balanced than the Corryvreckan. Smells like a pepperoni stick from the 7-11. Easy drinking for the peat lover.
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NeatPour NeatPour (353)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-05-08)
4.5/5; It's significantly more pricey but it is imo better than laph 10. It's richer, smokier, withload's of quintisential islay kick to it. If you like laph 10 then this is the next step. This a a good gift for a friend who you know enjoys smokey scotch.
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Review Comments
peathead (2016-10-17):
One of the best!

Muncher Muncher (637)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-03-28)
Awesome. Not quite as good as the Corryvreckan but still top rating here. The sherry finish on top of the peat and smoke makes it seem like there's a hint of barbecue sauce in the flavor profile which is a winner for me. Very unique so if you like peated scotch give it a try.
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Wizzie Wizzie (1)
Rating: 3.0 (2014-02-17)
Sehr, schon fast zu, rauchig. Kräftig. Ausbalanciert.
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StevenSauce StevenSauce (71)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-02-21)
4.0 stars very interesting flavor, super peaty, medicine-like, classy. not something i like to drink all/every night but definietly worth having in the home bar for the ocassional sip.
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diggler99 diggler99 (12)
Rating: 5.0 (2013-01-02)
Fantastic Islay dram. Straight up or add a "wee bit" of water and it takes on a deliciously sweet, fruity, smokey texture. Mmmm. One of my favorites.
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eloid eloid (1)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-05-08)
So much depht in there, just an amazing malt, one of the best Ive tried so far.
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Pavlos Pavlos (7)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-02-07)
Here is the world's first anagram whisky review: Ardbeg Uigeadail Single Malt Whisky = Beguiling Islay dram awakes delight!
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HardyTaylor HardyTaylor (7)
Rating: 5.0 (2011-12-14)
The most balanced peaty dram from Islay!
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