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Ardbeg Uigeadail Traditional Strength Islay Single Malt Whisky
Review Date: 02-01-2013
Nose: "It smells like I'm on the island of Islay standing next to a smoking heap of peat!" "Grapefruit, honey, hot pepper." Very intriguing nose sets up high levels of anticipation for the first sip.

Body (neat): Amazingly smooth for the high alcohol content. Deep rich smoke, multiple layers of peat. Very rich milk chocolate mocha. Wow, can this really be 54.2%?? It's far and away the smoothest high-test whisky we've ever tasted.

Finish: Sweet candy (salt water taffy?), black licorice, even more layers of peat smoke. Very little burn, the heavy alcohol content is covered almost completely by the serious smoke. And at the very end, just a tiny hint of raisins reminiscent of the sherry cask.

Second taste (with a dose of water - more than a drop, less than a splash) - Opens up with more of the grapefruit and hot red pepper. Amazingly smooth now, actually all it needs is a few drops. Keeping it's body and strength through a splash of water, or a single small ice cube, this is an immensely drinkable dram.

-smokybeast.com (weekly whisky reviews)
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