Ardbeg Uigeadail Edition 2010 54.2% NV
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||Bourbon / Sherry Casks|
|Cask Number||Bottlecode L10 151 16:18 6ML|
|Condition||No Original Box Included!|
Gal Granov (87)
Nose: Peat overshadowed by the Oloroso notes. leather and sweet fruits. Less peaty on the nose than the YU but smoky, even if less smoky. Hints of Orange marmalade.
Palate: Mouth coating with spice and sweet Demerara sugar hitting the palate along with smoke, and some Marmalade.
Finish: Intense smoke, ashes off a distant wood fire, less winey notes, the espresso is really toned down in comparison wit the YU. Long, smoke just last forever.
Comparing the two :
Both drams share the “sherry” sweet notes on top of peat, yet the YU is more virile and biting, maybe due to it’s young age, the peat is more evident, and the rubber/PVC notes are stronger. However, i wouldn’t say it is better. The YU smoke is more intense also, but the finish is more bitter. I prefer the YU nose and palate and the Uigeadail finish, which is less on the bitter nose, but delivers the right amount of smoke,peat and traces of a cold cigar, smoked just a few minutes ago.
I would reach for either, depending on my mood. One thing is clear : Peat and sherry is a match made in heaven, if done right. one complements the other, and creating a more interesting and complex dram.
Kudos for Ardbeg, for producing those two amazing drams!!!