Review #26 – Ardbeg Uuigedail

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.


Distiller: Ardbeg

Bottler: Ardbeg

ABV: 54.1% ABV

Age: NAS

Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)

Source: Sample


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.

Rank: 6


Decoded:

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


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