Ardbeg Uigeadail

ArdbegArdbeg Uigeadail (NAS)

COLOR: Rust and the color of aged Sauternes
NOSE: An initial blast of beef jerky, wet tobacco, peat…PEAT!! After getting past all of the in your face BBQ’d meats you find vanilla extract, light citrus and creamy caramel
PALATE: Intense peaty introduction opening up to a rich smoked pork, wood charcoal and campfire near the sea.
FINISH: Long lingering finish with layers of smoke. So long in fact that after brushing my teeth and going to bed, I woke up to campfire smoke in my mouth like I’d been smoking a cigar from my wedding night.
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My initial reaction to the Uigeadail was that I hated it. The intense smoke, peat and bbq’d meats turned me off completely. I pondered, while sitting in a leather chair and with an inquisitive look on my face, and gave it another try. I think that after the opened bottle had a chance to breath and oxidize a little, its intensity calmed down and became palatable. It’s not my main squeeze but I think it’s a great example of a peated, smoky malt. Enjoy.
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Ardbeg Corryveckran

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Ardbeg Corryveckran
Ardbeg Corryveckran (NAS)

COLOR: crisp gold
NOSE: wet leather, smoke, peat, sandwich meats
PALATE: more wet leather and rubber bands, spiced meat, spices, medicinal oil, salts, full bodied
FINISH: medium in length, heavy of spiced meat
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Difficult to enjoy thanks to the odd flavors of the scotch. If you’re used to highland or even lowland scotches, this Islay has a character like no other scotch that I’ve had so far. The character is SO different it’s borderline unpleasant. The high alcohol content (surprisingly) isn’t distracting. At 57.1% it really should taste more like alcohol and have more of a burn but not so. If you’re looking to keep your palate fresh for any other scotches in your night, do NOT make this your first.
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