Ardbeg Sherry Cask ~ Cask Strength (single cask sample)
~ 52-54% ABV / ~10-12 Years Old
What they say:
The 3rd of our single cask samples from the Ardbeg Distillery was matured in a sherry cask.
What I say:
Oogy oogy oogy – oy oy oy
One word – Uigeadail
Pure ruby red
Old bicycle tyres, dusty, earthen, peaty smoke, strawberry ice cream, tangerine skin, figs, caramelised sugar, marmite/malt, jammy red fruits
Jammy red fruits, slight cinnamon spice (firball gobstoppers) and chilli heat before peaty chewy smoky bacon, meaty, nutmeg and marzipan
Long, old campfires made out of leather sofa’s
Loved this one but overall was a little too ashen and peaty which overpowered the sherry – presumably this is ironed out of the single casks when vatting for production of the Uigeadail expression.