Finish: very long, full of hessian and this rather textural, ropey, leathery kind of peat. Ardbeg was founded in 1815, and trademarked nearly 100 years later in 1911. Mouth: Powerful but restrained arrival that then unfolds into the most immense salinity! 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. The name itself is Gailic meaning "dark and mysterious" and refers to Loch Uigeadail nearby which provides water for the distillery. hide. 1 mars 2017 - Découvrez le tableau "macro Lagavulin 16" de Mr. D sur Pinterest. level 1. Hugely leathery, gamey, meaty and riddled with various tobaccos, dried herbs, old school cough medicines and umami seasonings. - Lagavulin 16 - Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Islay Barley Heavily Peated - Ardbeg 10 - Caol Ila 12 - Laphroaig 10 - Bowmore 12. Colour: gold. Oban 14yr, Highlands 26 1oz. Actually, the Ardbegs I've had are the 10 yo and Uigeadail. Laga just isn't in the same league as Uigeadail in my opinion. Arrives before Christmas. The added colorant is probably more a dislike on principle rather than an actual effect on the whisky. tasting notes. It is less refined then the OG Lagavulin 16 - Ardbeg is a bit of a brute. Stunning and rather emotional due to the sheer force of old style charisma about it. Get’s very sooty, mineral, oily and with an almost greasy old Ardbeg peat. Not so with Corryvreckan. finish, 50 cl.) The lag actually is more oceanic, with seaweed hints, etc. Duke Snider was clearly third best, so the discussion often turned to Mickey versus Willie. NOSE There is a freshness to the nose that is surprising when you think of what a peat bomb Ardbeg is. Ardbeg Blaaack Limited Edition . 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. Nose: Surprisingly mild peat level (for an Ardbeg), salt, sea air, wet rocks, vanilla, sherry with mild chocolate and raisins. A little more time and it starts to reveal lots of raisins, dates and dried tropical fruits. Comments: Water really helped this one by bringing out a more cohesive and classical profile dominated by distillery character and a greater harmony between cask and distillate. The casks we use at Ardbeg come from various sources. 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. Beneath all this masculine bluster, there’s much beauty to be found. all the rambligs Lagavulin Feis Ile 2015. Having said that, if you can find the 12 year old cask strength Lagavulin for a decent price, then get it! Warming and spicy at first, the taste is intensely phenolic and earthy with notes of walnuts, honey and bitter oak. 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. Still all the while displaying this typical Ardbeg density of peat. Despite the power you sense underneath everything unfolds with deft precision and control. There’s also some rather earthy notes of black tea and vegetal things like baked cauliflower, caraway, antiseptic and asparagus. Gets increasingly salty and very punchy. Sherry plays some role in both, but the sweet notes in Uigeadail seems to be "darker" (chocolate? The drink of choice for Ron Swanson. Probably the most pungent of all Islay malts, Lagavulin is not for the faint-hearted but inspires fanatical devotion in its many followers. What’s impressive is not the power but the restraint; you don’t really feel that vertiginous alcohol. 88,50 € 88,50 € 12,66 € pour l'expédition. Our chief nose Dr. Bill Lumsden selects them. Suffice it to say, I found Ardbeg rough. 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. Lagavulin 16 vs. Talisker 10, Ardbeg 10, and Laphroaig 10. Dry and chiselled. Ardbeg Corryvreckan, Gift Box 70cl. What’s interesting is that you get the impression of a similar fusion of sherry and peat as you do in these old official 12yo White Horse bottlings, however, here you feel the modernity of the distillate making things a little sharper and more jagged. With water: the power remains but what is so striking is the freshness. Nose: seawater, kelp, smoked rubber, creel nets, tar, iodine, oysters, sheep wool… all the usual 70s Ardbeg tricks. ), but much less often, if at all do I stumble upon the great Lagavulin 16 (given I have not searched, I only noticed that it has not been mentioned in many of the discussions I've read). And also with Diageo's casks - that's very real to me too. The kind of that totally dominates you from the get go and all you can do is follow it and try to keep up. Taut and punchy yet also controlled and beautifully structured Lagavulin. Colour: deep gold. Hugley tarry and peppery, lots of smoked fennel, canvas, black olives, seawater mixed with olive oil, shoe polish and coal smoke. The Lagavulin 16 is priced at $89.99 USD, and the Ardbeg Uideadail is priced at $74.99 USD 27 comments 88% Upvoted Distiller: Ardbeg Age: NAS ABV: 54.2% Bottling: L13 148 17:00 6ML Price: $75. Better than the Ardbeg 10 and in the same leage as Lagavulin 16 (but not as sweet) Better than Laphroaig 10. The attacks, crescendos, and finishes are miles apart to me. Ardbeg Uigeadail. 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. This episode, I do a blind taste test of four, young, Islay Scotch whiskies: Laphroaig 10, Ardbeg 10, Ardbeg Wee Beastie 5 Year, and Lagavulin 8. Uigeadail est aussi un subtil assemblage de fûts de 10 et 13 ans ainsi que de quelques fûts des années 1970. Lagavulin 16 yo Distillers Edition 2018 Single Malt Whisky (1 x 0.7 l) 4,9 sur 5 étoiles 96. – 88/100. All manner of earthy, sooty, smoky and peaty complexities fizzing and popping. Also, campfire ash, smoked meat, pepper and spice, malt, sweet sherry influence again, liquorice and some honey. I second what @PeterG7 says. A dank chimney with tarry embers, coal scuttles and old rope. So I usually like the Uigeadail better. Others follow their nose, their destiny or the advice of a good friend. Thousands of tastings, Still immensely fresh, vibrant and ‘together’. SGP: 467 - 94 points. I tried this at a tasting shortly before it’s release and remember being impressed, but I never managed to take proper notes before. I know the Ardbeg is marked up a bit right now but I've heard a lot of positive buzz around the bottle. We use technically necessary cookies to ensure the general functionality and features of our website. Stunning whisky that combines purity and power with brilliant wee dirty and mechanical touches. East of Lagavulin and Laphroaig on the southern coast of Islay, Ardbeg is known for being among the most heavily-peated single malts made. save. With water: green olives, anchovy paste, sardines, salty butter with chives. Lagavulin 1991/2016 (52.7%, OB ‘200th Anniversary’, sherry butt, 522 bottles) Talisker also has an excellent DE too. – 88/100. 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. If you had an old bottling of the 16yo from around the early 1990s and imagined a version at full strength then you might conjure something akin to this style. Aberlour A’bunadh. You might also like the Lagavulin Distiller's Edition. Tried the Laga first. I am dying to try Corryvreckan, but haven't seen it anywhere nearby. Mouth: gah! Malt vinegar, camphor, vapour rubs, bandages and seawater. Sort by. Finish: long, ashy and full of BBQ embers, fragrant wood smoke, pebbles, ink and some drying tarriness. Mouth: big arrival! It’s rare that we think of Ardbeg and Lagavulin in direct comparison - probably because, apart from the guttural engines of Islay peat at their hearts, they remain very different and distinct creatures. It somehow manages to be both complex and overwhelming. Mouth: big, fatty, oily, salty and drying. Indeed, its reputation notwithstanding, the phenols in an ultra-aged Lagavulin… These two SMWS casks make Octomore feel like Speyburn. @teebone673: +1 Lagavulin 12yo. It's the big dog in the barnyard. Even with the low abv, the Lagavulin is fairly intense as well. With water: bandages, medical embrocations, antiseptic, herbal mouthwash, peat ashes, malt vinegar and camphor. But that's my take. There’s no sense of diminishment from the age or wood. Whoever said 1978 Ardbegs were lighter? All were lacking in the 2012 bottle, when a newly opened Laga 16 bottle should really shine (especially on the smoke front). Anyway, as for Uigeadail, I don't necessarily find it in a class above other well-prepared whiskies, just above Diageo ones. Some beautifully elegant salinity keeps everything hyper fresh. Laphroaig 10 Year Old. Here are my two cents, in addition to what's been said. @CanadianNinja I did actually list the things I specifically find lacking - weak casks, weak ABV, overfiltration. Mouth: dry, tautly structured, herbaceous and stunningly complex. Ardbeg Uigeadail, 54.2% ABV, $79 USD. I'll throw a wrench in it. Nose: deeply ashy, petrolic and saline. The 16-Year-Old whiskey has been matured in oak casks and is rich and dry, giving the peat great depth. Bring a pipette and spend some quiet time with this one. Format : 700. It screams ‘Lagavulin’ right out of the glass. 16. Beyond that I would simply add that when the three ‘Kildalton’ malts are compared to one another, it seems to hinge around Laphroaig. The overall salinity is increased and there’s this familiar malt vinegar and chip fat morass which once again harks back to an early OB Special Releases 12yo. Ardbeg 10 yo 1978/1988 (57.8%, The Syndicate, 240 bottles) Not to mention these bottlings are the absolute epitome of old school peat and sherry in perfect harmony. Utterly majestic. and all the fun I believe it is the 10 with a sherry finish. I love the Smoke and richness. Cleaves very close to some later official releases while still carrying a few echoes of the past. 60% Upvoted. Like some other older official Lagavulins (thinkings the 30 and 37yo Special Releases) this has the same quality of deep and wayward complexity that leads you down many tangential and tertiary paths. The complexity is in your face. Laphroaig 10yr, Islay 26 1oz. Pure seawater, wet seaweed, oysters, sea urchin, mercurochrome, aspirin, petrol, natural tar and antiseptic. May I ask what it is more specifically that you find lacking in the Lag 16? I only ask the question because they both share the rich warming characteristics of a extremely well balanced scotch (if you like smoke in your drink). 43 2oz. Lagavulin prices seem to be especially volatile. Lagavulin 27 yo 1991/2018 (51.8%, OB ‘Casks of Distinction’, cask #0016, sherry puncheon, 432 bottles) 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. Lagavulin 16 vs Uigeadail. How do you feel about them? Both Whiskeys sit on the same plane in my books. Guaranteed ad-free And so, ultimately, it comes down to what floats your boat. Nose: grassy, fresh and sooty at first nosing. 4.8 out of 5 stars 187. On further reflection, and tasting, I'll go with cjkocher. Comments: Just magnificent! SGP 465 - 93 points. @Russ...as a baseball fan, I love the analogy. Laphroaig 25 Year Old Cask Strength . Notes from the Ardbeg Distillery press release and their website describe the product as such: It’s still excellent stuff though, no doubt. Ardbeg 1974/1991 (56%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society #33.11) It doesn' seem to detract from the quality of the whisky though. @Maltmark I haven't yet tried the Ardbeg Supernova. Ardbeg 10 yo (70 proof, OB, bottled circa 1976), Ardbeg 28 yo 1972/2001 (49.5%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, 222 bottles), Ardbeg 1974/1991 (56%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society #33.11), Ardbeg 1975/1987 (55.7%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society #33.5), Ardbeg 10 yo 1978/1988 (57.8%, The Syndicate, 240 bottles), Lagavulin 12 yo (43%, OB ‘White Horse’, Jardine Matheson & Co Japan import, 1970s), Lagavulin 40 yo 1979/2019 (49.1%, The Syndicate, cask #112, 188 bottles), Lagavulin 27 yo 1991/2018 (51.8%, OB ‘Casks of Distinction’, cask #0016, sherry puncheon, 432 bottles), Lagavulin 1991/2016 (52.7%, OB ‘200th Anniversary’, sherry butt, 522 bottles). Lots of dried smoked herbs, peat, frying bacon, seawater, tarry rope, anthracite embers and mercurochrome. Loved the baseball analogy @Russ! This is a perfectly fine single malt. 20 2oz. SGP: 468 - 95 points. PS: I will be surfing this sight this evening for Lagavulin 16 to settle my current ignorance. The Islay representative in the 'Classic Malts' series is a deep, dry and exceptionally peaty bruiser. Very hard to find here, especially off-line. Conseils d’achat Comparatifs Avis & Tests produits Also generally speaking, recently I feel like the Uigeadail is getting way over-hyped. But this Lagavulin is still fresh, vivid, coastal and bursting with complexity and life. Needless to say, these very early SMWS Ardbegs, like the Springbanks, are both super scarce and bear an immense reputation. Perhaps most of the colour is due to the cask influence over the 16 years. Flavors are immediately in your face, and powerful. Or - dare to dream - 100 proof! For someone who only knows them from a historical perspective, and based on your description of the whiskies, I would see Mays as Lagavulin 16, and Mantle as Uigeadail. Color Deepest Gold. YMMV. Fortunately, Glenmorangie bought the distillery in 1997 and within a year Ardbeg … It is named for Loch Uigeadail on the island of Islay and is the source of water for the whisky. 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. Immense! If they're on sale for the same price, I'd go for Uigedail more often than not for the reasons that @Jonathan mentioned - higher alcohol volume (which means more flavor) and no caramel. Darkness! 43% alc. Since all tasting notes are analogies anyhow, then why not go a step farther than smoked trout, salmon berries, and honey? Single Malt Whiskey: Lagavulin 16 Year Old (purchase online in Calgary, Alberta, Canada). All our new 1st fill Bourbon casks come from suppliers in the US. Both, though as 'cpstecroix' alluded to, I would steer clear of 2012 bottlings of the Lagavulin 16. 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. Not even close. Lucky for me, however, a few months ago, my brother, who works for a major spirit and wine distributor, found three bottles of the 17 lost in his wine cellar for ten years. Ardbeg 10 yo (70 proof, OB, bottled circa 1976) Color Deepest Gold. Distiller: Ardbeg Age: NAS ABV: 54.2% Bottling: L13 148 17:00 6ML Price: $75. Continues this tight rope ballet between gamey cured meats, embrocations, tar, earth and a heavy bassy peat note. There is no good reason for it. Lots of cured game meats, beef stock, dried seaweed in hot ramen broth, Maggi and other umami and savoury liquid seasonings. Lemon cough syrup, antiseptic and charred white fish over coals. Laphroaig 1815 Legacy Edition. The Uigey is younger, with much a much higher abv. A big, fat, slithering peatiness. 5,0 sur 5 étoiles 6. Gets increasingly sooty, dry and with a rather burnt aspect emerging. However, if I had to chooses between the Lagavulin 16 and Ugeadail, Lagavulin 16 would be my choice. Although, perhaps overall it errs on the lighter side of most 72s. Hey everyone, I've been travelling a bit deeper down the scotch rabbit hole and have tried quite a few new scotches lately. Ardbeg Uigeadail 54,2 % - Whiskies | à partir de 70,81 € | Comparer les prix avec idealo.fr ! I got started on whisky with bourbon and as such, I've never been able to develop a taste for weak spirits. It’s complex, subtle and different all at once. 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. An assertive and almost brutal minerality along with these notes of boiler smoke, dried kelp, black pepper and smoked olive oil. , pepper and spice, malt, sweet sherry influence again, there is a bit now. 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