(hopefully! I dub it "The Legend of Boggy Creek" whereas Lag is more reminiscent of thunder and lightening beating down on the heath, followed by a break in the clouds and a few sunbeams piercing the mists. @CanadianNinja I did actually list the things I specifically find lacking - weak casks, weak ABV, overfiltration. Ardbeg 10 yo 1978/1988 (57.8%, The Syndicate, 240 bottles) I am very fortunate that my friend was able to get his hands on a couple of bottles of Ardbog. The base is that trademark Ardbeg wet bonfire peat with notes of raisins smoked meats fennel and sweetened dark fruits like an over ripe plum and much more. SGP: 477 - 93 points. Since all tasting notes are analogies anyhow, then why not go a step farther than smoked trout, salmon berries, and honey? With water: green olives, anchovy paste, sardines, salty butter with chives. A definite drop off (in a side by side of a 2011 bottle open one year, and a newly opened 2012 bottle) in the overall smokiness, richness, and roundness of flavours. copyright 2002-2020. Colour: gold. Get’s more peppery, more oily, drier and more towards seaweed and gloopy old medicines. East of Lagavulin and Laphroaig on the southern coast of Islay, Ardbeg is known for being among the most heavily-peated single malts made. I find it pretty brilliant I have to say. Just beautiful. I got started on whisky with bourbon and as such, I've never been able to develop a taste for weak spirits. Totally thrilling whisky! And so worth it as a “budget” smoky, peaty, dram. They're both marked at about the same price where I am right now and I'm looking for something to replace my Laphroaig 18. Lagavulin 16yr, Islay 22 1oz. 7 7. comments. Finish: long, leathery, sooty, peaty and with lots of spices, salinity and medical aspects. I try, @Wodha I agree with you however I've not had the Uigeadail so it maybe I'm biast. Did I mention peat? Nose: deeply ashy, petrolic and saline. SGP: 478 - 95 points. In NYC, where I live, I've seen a wide range of prices for the two bottles. Ardbeg does state that Corryvreckan is a single malt Scotch whisky from Islay which is bottled at 57.1% alcohol by volume and…that is about it. The Ardbeg Corryvreckan is named after the famous whirlpool situated north of Islay, which legend says Viking prince Breacan entered as an act of bravery to prove his love for a princess. Laphroaig 1815 Legacy Edition. Color Deepest Gold. Lagavulin 16 ans coffret Livre. The Lagavulin ruined the Ardbeg for me that day. In maturation only 1st and 2nd fill casks are used. I am against Diageo on principle, but if their whisky was actually enjoyable I'd probably still buy it. I recall the 111.1 being same vintage and similar strength but from a pretty active sherry cask, whereas this one looks almost certain to be refill. It’s still excellent stuff though, no doubt. Lots of savoury broths, broiled seaweed, miso, tar, salty black liquorice, olive tapenades, tarry rope and TCP. 20 2oz. We use cookies and website technologies to customize information and improve your shopping experience all around whisky. Comparison: Ardbeg Uigeadail vs An Oa whisky Ardbeg An Oa Ardbeg Uigeadail; Price point: R 900: R 1 000: ABV: 46.6%: 54.2%: Colour: Light Gold: Light amber: Nose: Peat, creamy honey, salted liquorice with hints of cough syrup. Distiller: Ardbeg Age: NAS ABV: 54.2% Bottling: L13 148 17:00 6ML Price: $75. so I guess that's where my analogies break down a little. Here are my two cents, in addition to what's been said. The lag is more sophisticated in some ways but it also has brute force. Loved my 10 YO Ardbeg … also loved my 12 and 15 YO Highland Parks … reading your review makes me want to go buy the HP-18. Unfortunately they do not make that one anymore. Lots of black olive, dried seaweed, smoked mint and eucalyptus oil. Ardbeg 10 Year Old Bone Pack. all the rambligs Mouth: big, fatty, oily, salty and drying. It’s complex, subtle and different all at once. Ardbeg Uigeadail. Both, though as 'cpstecroix' alluded to, I would steer clear of 2012 bottlings of the Lagavulin 16. This is a perfectly fine single malt. Pure seawater, wet seaweed, oysters, sea urchin, mercurochrome, aspirin, petrol, natural tar and antiseptic. Still immensely fresh, vibrant and ‘together’. > Single Malt Scotch Whisky: Laphroaig 10 vs Lagavulin 16 Then again, there's the tried and true: "toffee," "honey," or "dark chocolate." Ardbeg 1974/1991 (56%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society #33.11) Cleaves very close to some later official releases while still carrying a few echoes of the past. Still all the while displaying this typical Ardbeg density of peat. Corryvreckan is the last of the whiskies in Ardbeg’s Ultimate Range which also includes the Ten Years Old and Uigeadail. This thread is archived. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I'll throw a wrench in it. Extremely pure and with a big but brittle austerity. Finish: long, salty, gamey, leathery and full of deep, bass-like peat and dried seaweed. I know we haven’t mentioned sherry thus far, but it pervades everything rather perfectly. Ardbeg Uigeadail Review. With water: a collision of syrupy medicines, herbal extracts, seawater and rather savoury, umami notes. Lots of cured game meats, beef stock, dried seaweed in hot ramen broth, Maggi and other umami and savoury liquid seasonings. A supple dose of chocolate joins the smoke for a finish that can linger into the wee small hours. Par le passé, l'absence de ventilation dans les fours de séchage du malt retenait la fumée de tourbe, expliquant ainsi le caractère très tourbé de son single malt. This combination results in a densely sweet delivery of smoke and sugar that’s unique to the Lagavulin DE line and quite a bit different from something like the Ardbeg Uigeadail. That never happened, but you don't have to imagine a liquor cabinet with both the Uigeadail and Lagavulin 16. Hugley tarry and peppery, lots of smoked fennel, canvas, black olives, seawater mixed with olive oil, shoe polish and coal smoke. Tried the Laga first. An 8 YO Lagavulin has a higher concentration of phenols than the 16 YO, and both are higher then the 25 YO. This thread is archived. Colour: pale gold. Colour: gold. Better late than never! Technically brilliant and impressive, but after some of these older style examples you kind of feel it lacks a little soul and class in some ways. @Russ...as a baseball fan, I love the analogy. Whisky écossais. SGP: 467 - 94 points. Ardbeg, Uigeadail vs. Corryvreckan stats: Uigeadail: single malt Scotch, Islay, 54.2%, $80 Corryvreckan: single malt Scotch, Islay, 57.1%, $75 I recently compared Ardbeg’s flagship 10 year old to their moderately peated, limited edition Blasda bottling, while at the same time going over the history of the distillery. Ardbeg Blaaack Limited Edition . The kind of that totally dominates you from the get go and all you can do is follow it and try to keep up. This label series is more commonly associated with Lagavulin, Caol Ila and Laphroaig, but Bowmore and Bruichladdich have both also featured - and of course this wee Ardbeg. I'd go with Lag 16 on this one. I have now tasted both the normal Lagavulin 16 years old and also the Lagavulin distillers edition. I haven't been able to try the Uigeadail yet as it's not available where I live. 25th October 2020 . ugh. Not even close. Given the time the peat becomes more elevated and pronounced. and see what's what! Colour: deep gold. The drink of choice for Ron Swanson. It's the closest thing I can imagine to an Islay "comfort" whisky. Cask. Before I was born, when my home town still had three baseball teams, a popular discussion was over who the best local center-fielder was. Laphroaig 25 Year Old First Release 40%. Buy Now $80 . Even gave away my 1 litre bottle because Ardbeg just wasn’t giving me the rich mouthfeel of Laga or the constantly mutating smoke and fruit of Talisker (at the time). With this fanfare, there is the assumed backlash where Laga 16 is often referred to as overrated in some circles. The vast amount of whisky matures in ex-Bourbon oak. Sweet and spicy, notes of honey, cookies and pepper punch through the peaty smoke. Lagavulin Distillers Edition. hide. 43 2oz. Ardbeg Uigeadail – Named for Ardbeg’s own loch, Uigeadail — if you hike the 3 miles to get there from the distillery, you’ll find a lockbox containing whisky and glassware, gratis. One of these Ardbegs that veers towards mechanical and slightly industrial characteristics. It manages to be both monolithic and playful at the same time; brutality and tomfoolery in the same glass. YMMV. Goes to show that Ardbeg was still making some rather incredible whisky in the late 1970s. Origine : Royaume Uni, {region_origine}. I really loved them both due to how smooth and easy drinking they are. tasting notes. £39.95 £ 39. Laga just isn't in the same league as Uigeadail in my opinion. Lemon cough syrup, antiseptic and charred white fish over coals. I too like them both, but the Lag 16 is the constant in my cabinet and the Uigeadail a more occasional indulgence, albeit a very pleasant indulgence. Sort by. Totally stunning! Nose: Surprisingly mild peat level (for an Ardbeg), salt, sea air, wet rocks, vanilla, sherry with mild chocolate and raisins. Laphroaig 18 Year-Old. However I can say that I'm a big fan of the Lagavulin 16. That is to say: Lagavulin compared to Laphroaig by reasons of historical association; or Ardbeg compared to Laphroaig by more recent (early 1990s) reasons of shared operation and ownership. Lagavulin 16 or Ardbeg Uigeadail? You are unmistakably on Islay! I have great respect for the fact that Ardbeg keeps their whiskies 'pure'. It’s great to revisit such bottlings and be blown away all over again. SCOTCH WHISKY. More from Ardbeg. 5,0 sur 5 étoiles 6. Single Malt Whiskey: Lagavulin 16 Year Old (purchase online in Calgary, Alberta, Canada). Both are bottles that I tend to nurse until I have a replacement on deck... @ewhiskey I can not speak to the Uigeadail as I've only ever had the Ardbeg 10. save hide report. With water: bandages, medical embrocations, antiseptic, herbal mouthwash, peat ashes, malt vinegar and camphor. The Uigeadail, by contrast, is extroverted. I appreciate the Lagavulin for its fantastic integration of flavors. With water: the power is still dazzling but everything is even more fat, precise and generous now. 93,75 € 93,75 € 16,45 € pour l'expédition. Colour: pale gold. 7 years ago 0. Having now tried it I say that it's a great whisky and strongly recommend it. With water: beautiful, classy and very elegant development along the lines of tobaccos, unlit cigars, sandalwood, dried seaweed, cured meats and touches of old balsamic and rancio. Probably the most pungent of all Islay malts, Lagavulin is not for the faint-hearted but inspires fanatical devotion in its many followers. Actually, the Ardbegs I've had are the 10 yo and Uigeadail. Ardbeg uigeadail - whisky d'Islay Ardbeg uigeadail whisky de l'ile d'Islay est issu d'un assemblage de fûts de 10 et 13 ans ainsi que quelques fûts des années 1970. all the music, I do think the combo of peat and sherry is the best flavor profile in whisky, and as such, that sets it further above, along with the flavor explosion you get from the high ABV. Beyond that I would simply add that when the three ‘Kildalton’ malts are compared to one another, it seems to hinge around Laphroaig. While it achieved early success and popularity, Ardbeg hit a roadblock in 1991 and had to close its doors. Kilchoman Machir Bay is probably about the same age (both young NAS) but Mackir Bay has got a raw and unfinished touch. Lagavulin Distillers Edition 2005-2020. Good point on the colouring CanadianNinja. level 1. Easily one of our favorite Islay singe malts, Ardbeg Uigeadail is a smokey treat. There’s olives, gentian root, many herbal and medical notes and a beautiful array of coastal incursions. Distiller: Ardbeg Age: NAS ABV: 54.2% Bottling: L13 148 17:00 6ML Price: $75. SGP: 565 - 94 points. What a nose on this one! Indeed, its reputation notwithstanding, the phenols in an ultra-aged Lagavulin… And so, ultimately, it comes down to what floats your boat. Ardbeg History. Un whisky magnifique qui combine la tourbe, des notes de fumées, puis une touche épicée et une douceur sur le miel et le caramel. You have this mix of oily, almost syrupy and luxurious peat fused with dry, leafy and salty sherry. That sherry influence really works with the peat, although the sherry isn’t nearly as strong as it is in the Lagavulin DE. Get’s very sooty, mineral, oily and with an almost greasy old Ardbeg peat. Lagavulin 40 yo 1979/2019 (49.1%, The Syndicate, cask #112, 188 bottles) Comments: We’re not in the same league as the SMWS pair (not much is really) but this is still an immensely impressive Ardbeg. Lagavulin prices seem to be especially volatile. Laphroaig 25 Year Old Cask Strength 2019 Edition. This was a great time and well run. I was going to hold off publishing this session for a while longer as I’m trying not to do these kinds of big ‘bonanza’ posts too often, and especially considering the recent Springbank ‘Megasesh’ we did. See discussion thread Conflicted Dilemma. Ardbeg uses malt that’s been peated to 50 to 55 PPM, generally the highest of the Islay distillers. Stunning whisky that combines purity and power with brilliant wee dirty and mechanical touches. Others follow their nose, their destiny or the advice of a good friend. Better than the Ardbeg 10 and in the same leage as Lagavulin 16 (but not as sweet) Better than Laphroaig 10. Cask Strength Non-Chill Filtered Natural Color. It usually is at or around the top of recommendation lists for Islay malts. Sandalwood, gorse, sand, crushed shells, white fish and simmering stock full of many different herbs. These two SMWS casks make Octomore feel like Speyburn. Leather, many different old tobaccos, long-aged Cuban cigars, smoked dates, raisins, tar, camphor, putty, smoked olive oil, hessian, bitter orange marmalade again, tannic black teas, paprika, dark chocolate with chilli and old school, herbal-infused dry peat smoke. Brings everything together around this core of sooty peat smoke, dried seaweed, dried dark fruits, mint, eucalyptus and earthy, meaty notes. Soots, embrocations, seawater, ink, tar, TPC and an almost gelatinous peatiness. Pastille de goût : Corsé et fumé. What does r/scotch recommend? I find the normal Lagavulin quite austere and is an excellent whisky. 1 mars 2017 - Découvrez le tableau "macro Lagavulin 16" de Mr. D sur Pinterest. The Uigey is younger, with much a much higher abv. However, if I had to chooses between the Lagavulin 16 and Ugeadail, Lagavulin 16 would be my choice. Laphroaig 10yr, Islay 26 1oz. I agree with @broddi...If you can find Lagavulin 12 then grab it. Probably the most pungent of all Islay malts, Lagavulin is not for the faint-hearted but inspires fanatical devotion in its many followers. smelled like charcoal and tasted like eating a piece of burnt dirt with the ending note of fire in the gut. Comments: Quite flabbergasting whisky. But this Lagavulin is still fresh, vivid, coastal and bursting with complexity and life. Ardbeg Uigeadail, Islay 23 1oz. @ewhiskey So far, these are my top two whiskies. Each of them suprise me everytime I have a dram by effortlessly over taking every sentsation I have with their greatness. For me personally I prefer the Lagavulin 16...Just a bit more "refined", or "softer" on my palate that the Uigeadail. Having said that, if you can find the 12 year old cask strength Lagavulin for a decent price, then get it! 43% alc. I'll second that @Pudge72! Finish: Days-long finish, very well balanced, peat lingers. Runner Up in TWE's Whisky of the Year 2014. Comments: Just magnificent! Format : 700. It feels quite close to some 1988 and 1990s bottlings at similar ages so we’re in familiar territory. save. I am dying to try Corryvreckan, but haven't seen it anywhere nearby. Wow! Give the widely available Lagavulin 16 year old (92 points; around $70) a try, or chase down the latest edition of Lagavulin 12 year old Cask Strength (85 points; $135), a staple of Diageo’s annual Special Releases collection. While some of the notes are similar, I'l focus on differences between them: the Lagavulin 16 is older and more refined but bottled at %43 (and with caramel). Let’s not forget just how incredible these casks were at the time and how influential they were on broader single malt culture. An assertive and almost brutal minerality along with these notes of boiler smoke, dried kelp, black pepper and smoked olive oil. I just adore the fusion of sherry and peat here, two beautiful forces that create something greater than the sum of both parts. Although, let’s not forget time is really the third key ingredient in this glorious collision. 80 1/2 oz. Gets increasingly salty and very punchy. But that's my take. There’s also some rather earthy notes of black tea and vegetal things like baked cauliflower, caraway, antiseptic and asparagus. The Corryvreckan expression was launched in 2009 (after an initial 5,000 preview bottles were released to Ardbeg Committee members in 2008). The Methodology. Lapsang souchong, dried herbs, seaweed in miso broth, anchovies and a kind of coiling, layered smokiness. finish, 50 cl.) Since I've joined connosr.com, I've seen Uigeadil show up upon every click of the mouse (and it definitelty lives up to it's fame! NOSE There is a freshness to the nose that is surprising when you think of what a peat bomb Ardbeg is. The nose of Ardbeg Uigeadail takes you straight to the windswept shores of Islay, featuring seashells, brine and iodine. With water: the power remains but what is so striking is the freshness. Our chief nose Dr. Bill Lumsden selects them. Whoever said 1978 Ardbegs were lighter? Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary Edition. Visit us. The untamed spirit of islay. A super rare old bottling that should be just after the mid 1970s and before they transitioned to the gold and black label. Not so with Corryvreckan. Ardbeg 10 yo (70 proof, OB, bottled circa 1976) Ardbeg Uigeadail (54.2%) – Mmmmmmm. Suffice it to say, I found Ardbeg rough. I was mainly sticking to Speyside scotches at first like Glenlivet and Glenfiddich. But man - it is great. Despite the power you sense underneath everything unfolds with deft precision and control. Uigeadail est aussi un subtil assemblage de fûts de 10 et 13 ans ainsi que de quelques fûts des années 1970. Yes I bash Diageo, but it's not just me trying to be snotty - I simply don't like the flavor profile they all share, and they're all too weak from low ABV and filtration. With water: again water works wonders. Lagavulin 16 vs. Talisker 10, Ardbeg 10, and Laphroaig 10. Lagavulin 1991/2016 (52.7%, OB ‘200th Anniversary’, sherry butt, 522 bottles) Mos 14027, 222 btl.) Nose: seawater, kelp, smoked rubber, creel nets, tar, iodine, oysters, sheep wool… all the usual 70s Ardbeg tricks. The Uigeadail – pronounced ‘Oog-a-dal’ – expression was launched in 2003 and in 2009 was named World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible. Needless to say, these very early SMWS Ardbegs, like the Springbanks, are both super scarce and bear an immense reputation. I am definitely open to trying more except that the SAQ in Quebec only carry those two. Even with the low abv, the Lagavulin is fairly intense as well. Lagavulin 27 yo 1991/2018 (51.8%, OB ‘Casks of Distinction’, cask #0016, sherry puncheon, 432 bottles) I love both Ugi and Laga and rate them at 93, but yesterday I tried the Ardbeg Supernova and rate it 94. Seaweed, old school peat with these rather herbal, rooty and earthy accents, seawater, preserve lemons in brine, tar and iodine drops. Hopefully he will be willing to share a dram or two. Should be fun. At 16 years old, the Lagavulin is slightly more refined and genteel (noting that peatiness diminishes with time in the cask). £59.94 £ 59. 1. The Uigey is younger, with much a much higher abv. Gets increasingly sooty, dry and with a rather burnt aspect emerging. Basically, I'd choose based on the price. Finish: endlessly fat, greasy, salty and medical. Ardbeg 2000 (Whisky Show 2020) Ardbeg 20 yo 2000 ‘An ever-changing world of order’ (57,2%, TWE for Whisky Show 2020, bourbon barrel #1087, 247 btl.) While the distillers edition leaves the austerity and adds some sweetness from the PX sherry casks that is used for finishing. Then you start to get these wee whiffs of menthol tobacco, black olive, kelp, brine and bonfire ash. Les single malts Ardbeg allient à une rusticité pleine de charme, une grande finesse et une grande richesse d'expression digne des meilleurs whisky. Taut and punchy yet also controlled and beautifully structured Lagavulin. Arrives before Christmas. 86% Upvoted. Well, they both share the sherry casks I guess and the peat and smoke et al, but I find them to be quite different. Oban 14yr, Highlands 26 1oz. The Lagavulin 16 is priced at $89.99 USD, and the Ardbeg Uideadail is priced at $74.99 USD 27 comments 88% Upvoted Both Whiskeys sit on the same plane in my books. All the while this very mature, honeyed profile - which wouldn’t be out of place in a very old Glen Grant for example - is ever-present. Nose: typically beautiful mix of seawater, diesel, drying kelp, old rope and tar. Staying 'on topic' I would say buy both and make up your own mind: Revisit both in 12mths. More exciting. This is my favourite dram buy a country mile if you like your lagavulin 16 and the like then strap in and prepare for the most complex taste explosion you've ever experienced. Hope this clarifies things? @mrgargus...the Uigeadail is not currently available in Ontario, but for the price they charge up here for it (it seems to be brought in once a year for $160+! The kind of gunk you could stand a spoon in and disinfect whole hospitals with a single measure. Those might just be dogma to some people, but they're real to me. This is everything you seek in great whisky: balance, depth, complexity and stunningly intertwined flavours. There’s no sense of diminishment from the age or wood. best. Rémy Martin Louis XIII 150. Non chill-filtered at 54.2% ABV. Lagavulin 16 is a great whisky, is the additional colouring really necessary? Lagavulin 16 Year Old Scotch: 43% ABV, $80. Uigeadail est le nom de la source qui donne à la distillerie d’Ardbeg son eau si précieuse. 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