I got my hands on a sample of Ardbeg Uigeadail today and decided to try and take some quick notes without thinking too hard. I am a novice at tasting Scotch despite having enjoyed my fair share, but I am looking to change that and will start posting my experimentation experiences and findings on this site to reinforce what I learn.
So, here’s what I came up with:
Nose: peat, barbecue, leather, seaweed, banana, iodine, Chinese medicine cabinet, dried plum, mineral water.
Body: Medium oily.
Finish: Numb lips, fire.
A few things that stood out to me were the lack of an age statement, the 54.2% ABV, and the presence of very fine particles resulting from the lack of chill filtering (which absolutely does not take anything away from the experience).
I chewed it around in my mouth but no specific words came to mind (unless “mmm”, “good”, and “yum” qualify), hence the “n/a” for the palate. I’ll try and do better next time!
Final verdict: I loved this whisky and will be adding it to my collection someday.