Ardbeg Uigeadail

Ardbeg Oogie

Paid: $95 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned by: Ardbeg / LVHM

Region: Islay

54.2% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and Ex-sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn



Color: Yellow Gold

Nose: Blackberry, sea brine, smoke, peat, honey, and sherry swirl around to make quiet the nose. Beautifully complex.

Taste: Smoke rushes to the palate, followed by a tarred sherry, blueberries, cigar tobacco, and vanilla oak. I am absolutely loving the different flavors as they ebb and flow. Oily and rich.

Finish: Smokey and warm peat. Strawberry, honey, and dried fruits with a lovely tinge on the tongue that I find hard to place. There is a sherry fruit aftertaste laced with smoke that remains in the mouth long after the liquid has left the mouth leaving a dry finish that I adored.

Overall: I can see the reason this one gets loved. It was complex, delicious, and had excellent mouth feel and finish. I now want to seek out the corryvreckan to see how that compares to this offering.

Score: 91 out of 100

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