Uigeadail, a name that evokes imagery of an enigmatic, shadowed space, is derived from the Gaelic words signifying "a dark, mysterious place." It pays homage to the distillery's very life source, its water.
Drawing from the peat-rich waters of Loch Uigeadail, this whisky is an enchanting blend of sweetness, spice, and profound smokiness. The loch's water bestows upon the whisky its distinctive smoky overtones, setting the stage for a tantalizing dance of flavors. Aging in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks adds layers of warmth and richness, making it an ideal companion for tempestuous, storm-filled nights.
However, the true allure of Ardbeg Uigeadail lies in its specialized vatting technique. This method masterfully intertwines the smoky depths from ex-bourbon American oak casks with the sweet, full-bodied charm of ex-sherry Oloroso casks. It's this harmonious union that crafts a whisky of unparalleled depth and character.
- Non-chill filtered
- Matured in a blend of Oloroso sherry and Ex-bourbon casks
- NAS (Non Aged Statement)
- Commanding an ABV of 54.2%
- Cloaked in a radiant shade of Deepest Gold
Ardbeg Uigeadail is not merely a whisky; it's an invitation to explore the depths and mysteries of flavor.
Tasting Note by Ardbeg:
Nose: Heady, intense and powerful. Swirl the glass and dip your nose into the torrents of tarry ropes, creosote and linseed oil rising from deep within the vortex. A collision of waxy dark chocolate, warm blackcurrants and muscovado sugar pulls you under its spell with a burst of plump cherries and earthy pine needles leaping from its depths. From salty seasoning comes a briny character with tangy crisp seaweed and smoky bacon swirling on the surface with hints of sweet vanilla, spicy cloves and blueberries. Surrender to its dangerous depths with the heady force of menthol, treacle and chilli sauce.
Palate: Plunge into the whirlpool and torrents of taste well up on the palate; deep, peppery and chewy, bombarding the tongue. The first plunge brings forth chewy peppered steak soaked in pepper sauce with the tang of crispy seaweed. As you descend deeper, encounter a mouthful of black tarry espresso coffee that coats the palate with rich melted dark fruits (blackcurrants, blueberries and cherries) and bitter almonds. As the taste soaks in deeper, star anise and hickory dry out the palate before a surprise of chalky effervescent violets fizz to the surface.
Finish: Long, deep and remaining powerful into the finish with black tarry coffee, chocolate coated cherries and hot pepper sauce, the lingering memories of your mysterious and daring journey into Corryvreckan.