Ardberg Uigeadail. Cask strength, 54% ABV, non chill filtered. On first nose smoke and peat, followed by subtle hints of the sweetness from the sherry cask finish. On the palate, a complex mix of tastes … sweet and salty, licorice, with lingering smoke. A long warming finish, much like that of Ardbeg 10.
This is a special treat! Of course, I am more that a bit biased, as I have become a fan of Islay scotches generally, and some Ardbeg bottling specifically.
Ardbeg Uigeadail was named the Whisky Bible’s ‘World Whisky of the Year’ in 2009.
According to the Ardbeg distillery web site, Uigeadail pronounced ‘Oog-a-dal’. http://www.ardbeg.com/ardbeg/whisky/ardbeg-uigeadail