What age is Ardbeg Uigeadail?
At an Ardbeg tasting event with LVMH’s west coast representative the other day, the rep told us that the current iteration of Uigeadail is a blend of 6 and 8 year old barrels.
Does Ardbeg Uigeadail use caramel?
This 10 year old is bottled at 46%, and does not contain any caramel coloring or chill-filtration – something we all like to see. At Ardbeg they are working to get this whisky up to a target (apparently better) recipe by incorporating more bourbon casks in maturation – but this will still take a few more years.
Is Ardbeg Uigeadail a color?
Tasting Notes: Ardbeg Uigeadail Appearance: Jeweled amber in color with thick, oily legs. Nose: Bold. Notes of salted peanut butter, peat smoke, tobacco, worn, oiled leather, very dark roast coffee grounds, and cayenne pepper.
What does Ardbeg mean in Scottish?
The Small Promontory
The name Ardbeg is an anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic An Àird Bheag, meaning The Small Promontory.
What does OBAR mean in Gaelic?
mouth of the chattering burn
Aberlour derives from Obar Lobhair which means ‘mouth of the chattering burn’ in Gaelic.
What is the highest rated scotch?
- Best Overall: The GlenDronach Revival.
- Best Under $50: Aberfeldy 12 Year Old.
- Best Under $100: Bowmore Darkest 15 Year Old.
- Best Aged: Glenfarclas 25 Year Old.
- Best Single Malt: Lagavulin Distillers Edition.
- Best Cask-Strength: Laphroaig 10 Year Old.
- Best Islay: Ardbeg An Oa.
- Best Grain Scotch: Compass Box Hedonism.
When did Ardbeg uigeadail single malt whisky come out?
The Ardbeg Uigeadail is a no-age-statement single malt Scotch whisky. It is produced by the Ardbeg Distillery, a prominent and revered distillery on the Isle of Islay best known for their peaty single malts. The Uigeadail is bottled at cask-strength, and was first released in 2003.
How many gallons of whisky was produced at Ardbeg?
Like most Scottish distilleries, for most of its history, its whisky was produced for use in blended whisky, rather than as a single malt. By 1886 the distillery produced 300,000 gallons of whisky per year, and employed 60 workers.
Which is the best Ardbeg in the world?
Ardbeg Uigeadail was voted by the 120,000+ strong Ardbeg Committee as their favourite Ardbeg. Non chill-filtered at 54.2% ABV. Rich and weighty with heady and smoky aromatics.
What kind of aroma does Ardbeg uigeadail have?
Non chill-filtered at 54.2% ABV. Rich and weighty with heady and smoky aromatics. At full strength, the initial aroma is a beguiling mix of warm Christmas cake, walnut oil and parma violets fused with fresh ocean spice, cedar and pine needles falling from the Christmas tree. A smouldering coal fire and the scent of well-oiled leather brings warmth.