Ardbeg Uigeadail Review

This is part of Ardbeg’s core range and is a NAS expression bottled at 54.2% ABV.

Nose: Wet, dead grass, burnt hot dogs, brine, smoke from burning leaves.

Palate: Surprisingly little heat – strong peat but not as much of a burnt profile as nose had. Liquid smoke, quite medicinal, all with a bit of a sugar water feel to it.

Finish: Burnt notes return with bitter crunchy burnt hamburger bits.

Rating: 86/100 – A smoke/peat rich Islay without a lot of frills.

Value for the money: These go for $80 which is pretty fair, but I’d be more tempted at $60.

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