Ardbeg Uigeadail (oog-a-dal) is a special vatting that marries Ardbeg's traditional smoke with ex-sherry casks. The nose is aromatherapy for whisky lovers - it's full of smoke, leather, pine, dried fruit and chocolate. The palate is unbelievably smooth and decadent, with melted chocolate, honey, fig and tobacco. The finish is a devils food cake dessert for the higher senses.
Follow your nose along the famous road from Port Ellen and you will eventually come to Ardbeg Distillery nestled in a rocky cove on Islay's southern tip. Since inception, Ardbeg has dealt with many trials and tribulations. From over-taxation in the late 1700's, to being mothballed in the late 1900's (much like Islay's indigenous townsfolk), it has seen it's fair share of hardships. Fortunately, a team of dedicated souls from Glenmorangie set about repairing and reviving the distillery and saved this historic brand from extinction. Utilizing divine older stock, they have crafted a few signature bottlings - including this one - that are highly coveted by malt enthusiasts.