A marriage of Ardbeg from Bourbon barrel and Sherry butt.
A marriage of young bourbon casks and older sherry casks. A victim of its own success, its harder to secure stocks these days but its an essential experience. A rock and roll star.
Nose: Rich, fruity, musty and leathery. Earthy, rich sweetness, smoky and malty. Great balance and surprisingly drinkable at cask strength.
In 2009, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named Ardbeg Uigeadail ‘World Whisky of the Year’ – in praise of its “utter silky brilliance” and “complexity on a level only a handful of distilleries in the world can even dream of reaching.”
Ardbeg Uigeadail (pronounced ‘Oog-a-dal’) is a special vatting that marries Ardbeg’s traditional deep, smoky notes with luscious, raisiny tones of old ex-Sherry casks. It’s non chill-filtered at high strength, which retains maximum flavour and gives more body and added depth.
Ardbeg Uigeadail was recently voted by the 100,000 strong Ardbeg Committee as their favourite Ardbeg. With whisky this good, who can blame them?