Drink up, Single Malt Scotch fans, for soon summer will be upon us, and slowly sipping a neat dram through a tasting glass won’t really quite fit in with 90-degree weather.
Of course, there are always ways to improvise, but if there’s ever a time to dispense from partaking in complex, high-proof libations in their iceless and waterless form, it is the months of June, July, and August. So, enjoy May while you can!
The Uigedail (pronounced ooh-ga-doll) is Ardbeg’s cask strength version, which at 54.6% alcohol packs a tremendous punch, but is smoothed and refined by its maturation in bourbon and sherry casks.
Even among the more flavorful single malts, Uigedail stands out. Drink neat, or with a couple of drops of water to open up the flavor.
If you stumble upon a bottle of this masterpiece from Islay – known for its peaty potions – for under $100, it probably means you’re in a liquor store outside of New York City. In fact, you might be lucky enough to pick it up for under $80. In that case, grab it, for sure!
Even on sale, Uigedail is no bargain price drink. Save it for special occasions, or impress a discerning Scotch drinker by presenting it as a very tasteful (in more ways than one) gift.