Ardbeg Uigeadail (pronounced Oog-a-dal) is a special vatting that marries Ardbegs traditional deep, smoky notes with luscious, raisiny tones of old ex-Sherry casks. Ardbeg was officially founded in 1815 by the MacDougall family. It has seen a chequered history and struggled through the 1970s until it was mothballed in 1981. There was some sporadic production in the years thereafter until 1997 when Ardbeg was taken over by Glenmorangie Plc. (itself owned by Pernod Ricard). Since then the Ardbeg has gone from strength to strength. Ardbeg Uigeadail is non chill-filtered at high strength, so that it retains maximum flavour with more body and added depth. Ardbeg Uigeadail takes its name from the mysterious loch which supplies the peat-laden water used to make Ardbeg.