Ardbeg An Oa

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
46.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
12 may 2021 10:48 am by Saltmark

Average value

€ 49.76

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg An Oa

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.22 points.

  1. molpet scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The Ardbeg 10y was too harsh for me. But this An Oa version fits my palate. Much more sweetness, vanilla and lemon notes with substantialy toned down Ardbeg smokiness. Slightly salty. Simply lovely! Not to forget the fair price, which is very rare by Ardbeg nowadays...
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. MaroFF scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I'm not a big fan of Ardbeg, but An Oa's version convinces me more and more to Ardbeg. Simple, pleasant whisky, lots of citrus and my favorite honey bitterness. Everything is interspersed with peat, smoke and sea breeze. A great item for every day
    • Nose
      84 84
      peat, citrus, vanilla, sea breeze, seaweed, smoky, pine needles
    • Taste
      85 85
      sweet, vanilla, citrus, grapefruit, lemon peel, honey, bitterness
    • Finish
      85 85
      long, warming, quite sweet, pleasant, honey-bitter, slightly salty at the end with hints of spicy chocolate

  3. keymaneddy scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

  4. Danlow scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My first impression after opening yesterday:
    An unusual Ardbeg! I recently had the Ten, Corryvreckan and Uigeadail, which are more typical Ardbegs.

    The An Oa can be recognized as Ardbeg, but already very sweet after ripe apples and pears, which push the smokiness, spice and vanilla into the background. The sweetness also makes it (felt) milder. The finish is rather short.
    In a direct comparison, the current Ten (bottled in January 2021) delivers no fruit, at most a green apple and a lemon, plus vanilla, malt (sweetness), seasoning, campfire smoke, that's it! The finish is rather long and reminiscent of an evening around the campfire.
    The An Oa is also delicious, no question about it! He's sure to have a lot of whiskys in his pocket, even more expensive ones. But for me it is not THE typical Ardbeg and at 10 € more than the Ten, it is perhaps a fiver too expensive.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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