Islay Whisky Classics No.47 – Ardbeg Committee Reserve ‘Young Uigeadail’

A Committee Release from 2006 , this was the fledgling release of the Uigeadail – An Oogling – made up of 3 ex-Bourbon Hogsheads and a 2002 Sherry Butt . Bottled at 59.9% , Limited to 1392 bottles and never to be repeated……

Ardbeg Committee Reserve Young Uigeadail

A Beautiful Bright Bronze in colour  , at first the strength of the alcohol tickles the nasal hairs but then you get quite a strong maltiness coming through , a strong sweetness , a smokiness encapsulates the traditional christmas cake smell and there’s also a strong seashore smell to it . The palate has a strong youthfulness to it , thankfully it is the best side of youth , again it is quite sweet and you have the sherry intermixing with the traditional Ardbeg tastes of Coffee and chocolate . The peat is nicely balanced with all this . The finish is long with a Chocolate sweetness and a spicy toffeeness .

A superb Ardbeg Committee release , i actually prefer this to some of the full Uigeadail releases , it has a wonderful youthful kick to it and good balance .