Review #26 | /r/Scotch Review #5 – Ardbeg Uuigedail
The Schtick: This is another cask strength (or near cask strength) offering from Ardbeg. This one has some sherry blended in, also.
ABV: 54.1% ABV
Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)
Nose: Smoke. Peat. Smoke. Peat. Plastic! This is a really dense nose, and it’s mildly overwhelming but not in an off putting way.
Taste: There’s a whole lot more smoke in this dram, and it tastes like a big puddle of burnt plastic. Thicker, oilier. There’s some pleasant sweetness, some vanilla, faint fig and stewed fruit. Then it’s back to fairly aggressive peat.
Finish: The finish is long and slowly fading. No real heat, just smoke.
Overall: Although this supposedly has more sherry than the Corry, it wasn’t as sweet. It was still delicious, though.
1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Insurpassable | No better exists