ABV is higher, you can explore it with or without water and it's a beautiful whisky full of cream, Earth & peat and salt. Deliciously creamy and smooth with a ooomph. There is something organic in this one.
I always thought that it tasted better than it smells but I'll get back to it, to be sure
Sure, many people will surely tell there are better ardbegs but imho Uigeadail is an all around great Islay.
talisker10 wrote:I am looking for a more expensive than I would usually get SMS for my birthday. What do you think of Ardbeg Uigeadail? Can you compare it to the standard 10, the only Ardbeg I have had?
Ardbeg 10 or Uigededail? That's a no-brainer - always Uigedail. Problem is that once you have tasted the Uigedail it will be hard to come "down" to the Ardbeg 10 again.
Or try the Laphroaig Quarter Cask - might be a tad cheaper and plays IMHO in the same league.
AZmalt wrote:Uigeadail is among the few fantastic whiskies for "only" $100 in the U.S. Most whiskies of this caliber are well north of this in price, and often hard to find at your local merchants. If the price isn't too far of a stretch, I highly recommend you acquire a bottle. Keep in mind that if you dilute your pour a little due to the high strength then you're actually getting more glasses of whisky than you may otherwise think.
This is also how I justify to myself the more expensive cask strength bottles.
What I find though is that I pour myself the same amount of whisky as I would at ordinary strength, and only THEN do I add water. So in reality I just have larger, more expensive drams with a cask strength bottle .
Still worth it when it's as good as Uigeadail though...
I do know that the Oogie is Mickeys Favourite Ardbeg.....
galg wrote:man this malt is huge.
huge peat,and sweet peat smoke. amazing effect.
i loved the 10 year but this is awesome stuff. and CS.
just tried it for the first time, and i am addicted.
It's a very nice addiction, believe me.
talisker10 wrote:I had convinced myself that I was going to just far afield and get Glengoyne instead...something I have never had...but as this Saturday (my birthday shopping day) approaches these posts and the rave reviews I have read online (include some Youtube tastings) have convinced me that I really need to get the Uigedail. I'll get the Glengoyne the next time I have some extra funds.
Good for you! Let us know what you think of it.
I think Laph CS and QC are just fantastic stuff, but neither can compare to amazing combo of peat, spice, and the most amazing delicate sweetness..which I guess is thanks to the 1970's sherry casks. My gosh, just an amazing whisky. At $80 a bottle can't buy it to often, but I will have to say it's the best whisky I have ever had (yes better than Talisker 10).
Would this be how other Ardbeg fans who have tried both have reacted?
I admit that it is possible that we may have at some point become confused and mixed them up. Was that sort of night.
Am left to contemplate how I confused the words "Renaissance" and "Uigeadail".
At 50-60 euros, Uigeadail is OK buy (not too overpriced nowadays) but probably still not my favorite Ardbeg or even in the top five of current releases...
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