Ardbeg An Oa

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
46.6 % Vol.
200 ml
Three Monsters of Smoke Set
Bottle code
Bottled for
Part of Monsters of Smoke Set - Ten, An Oa and Wee Beastie
Added on
12 Sep 2021 9:17 pm by whisk-O-thek

Average value

€ 16.51

5 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

176 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg An Oa

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.17 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The An Oa is a very nice addition to the Ardbeg range. I tried the An Oa when it was fresh on the market and I can tell that it has kept its quality to this day.
    • Nose
      88 88
      In contrast to the TEN from the set of 3, the An Oa is not cold and ashy, but warm, fruity and only mildly smoky. Smoked bacon, warm berry compote. Very pleasant nose, flattering and soft. A certain flavor is only visible in a distant manner, although it cannot be defined in more detail. Strawberry Chocolate, Toffee.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A greasy, peaty smoky note is immediately noticeable on the tongue. As if it was important to steer the only subtle smoke impression in the nose in the right direction. Blackberries, blueberries and red currants provide fruit sweetness, marzipan, dark chocolate and caramel as a counterbalance. Becomes peppery over time - steamed seaweed and a splash of warm machine oil bring back memories of crossings from Kennacraig to Port Ellen ...
    • Finish
      87 87
      Not as long as the TEN from this set of 3. The peat smoke is not as dominant as with the TEN, but the An Oa has more berry fruit notes (also in the finish) and is less tart.

  2. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Really very good malt with a great fruity sweetness on the nose. The PX keg definitely shines here! The taste then has clear smoke and strong spices, the finish ends with a force of peat smoke and feels like it lasts forever. Even after a few bites of chocolate cake, the smoke stubbornly lingers in the mouth. By the way, it complements each other wonderfully. Great thing!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Mankut scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The set is awesome. Ardbeg didn't bother with the design and the good content.
    Yesterday I had the beautiful green 200 ml glass. I opened an Oa bottle, wow, because I think you chose very good barrels. Really great so far, my best thing about Oa. And then you can change the bottle design by peeling off the label on the front and there is another adventure picture hidden underneath.
    Really something completely different. Find a must-have for whisky lovers that can be bought for under € 50.


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