In 2009, Jim Murray?s Whisky Bible named Ardbeg Uigeadail ?World Whisky of the Year? ? in praise of its ?utter silky brilliance? and ?complexity on a level only a handful of distilleries in the world can even dream of reaching." Full flavoured and rich with a deep mouth-coating texture, the taste is an intriguing balance between sweet, spicy and deep smoky flavours. The flavour is initially sweet. A burst of winter spices sets off a smoky-spicy explosion countered by a sumptuous mid-palate of honey glazed smoked food and chewy treacle. Waves of deep smoky tones and rich aromas build up on the palate like a fine Montecristo cigar.