My apologies for the late post!! My Monday was absolutely hectic after the Thanksgiving break so I am making up for it today with my post.
Although it was wonderful to be with family and eat all that great food, I have to say that my absolute favorite moments of the whole holiday break were, ending my Thanksgiving Thursday sitting by the fire relaxing with a dram at hand and also acquiring and decorating my very small Christmas tree to go with my very small city apartment.
If you’ve been following my blog then it won’t be news to you when I say that Ardbeg is one of my favorite whiskies. I event was lucky enough to find a bottle of Ardbog, and only drink it on special occasions. I however had not tasted Ardbeg’s Uigeadail ($64-$79) and was very happy to find it in the whisky collection of my boyfriend’s father. While my boyfriend snored away on the couch, I gladly poured myself a dram and just relaxed.
Ugeadail is pronounced ‘Oog-a-dal’ which means dark and mysterious place in Gaelic. This whisky is named after the Loch where the Ardbeg water flows. It was also named ‘World Whisky of the Year’ back in 2009 in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. It’s no surprise that I love this whisky but if you don’t like smoky whiskies then you can bet that this is not the whisky for you.
Nose: campfire, leather, chocolate and toffee
Taste: smoke (vast amounts of it), hints of sweetness (honey) paired with spices
Finish: amazing smoky burn with ending notes of raisins
To acquire those raising notes for this whisky, Ardbeg married the traditional smoky notes with raisin notes from old ex-Sherry casks. I found it to be an extremely beautiful marriage. If you love smoke then this should be a must try for you. This is a bottle I would gladly add to my collection any day and highly recommend trying.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.