Thursday, 9 February 2006
Ardbeg Uigeadail 54.2% Cask Strength Islay Malt Whisky
The undiluted nose is deep and rounded – chocolate caramels and barley sugar combine with dates, raisins and smooth sherry notes. Later, you find leather and linseed oil. With water the sweetness gives way to malted honeycomb, with flowering currants emerging through the smokey sweetness of a well fired fruit pudding
Sweet, chewy and oily with a silky mouth-feel, the flavour is initially sweet, revealing fruit cake and treacle. This is followed by smoked, barbecued or honey roast food with the slightest hint of olives.
Long, both sweet and dry with honey, treacle and a trace of lint.