In 2009, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named Ardbeg Uigeadail World Whisky of the Year in praise of its butter silky brilliance and complexity on a level only a handful of distilleries in the world can even dream of reaching." Full flavored and rich with a deep mouth-coating texture, the taste is an intriguing balance between sweet, spicy and deep smoky flavors. The flavor 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.