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Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist

Overall rating
90.40/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1990
Bottled
13.09.2006
Casktype
Oak Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6 256 17:15 4ML
Added on
13 Nov 2012 3:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 452,05

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.40 points

  1. WhiskyReviewing scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    I think this baby is underestimated, it seems like to take all the beautiful parts of Ardbeg's exclusive flavor into one bottle, compared to the 17yo which has been replaced by, this one really stronger. I really like this release.

  2. WhiskyReviewing scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    91pt by Serge on Whiskyfun!
    http://www.whiskyfun.com/archiveseptember06-2.html#270906

    Ardbeg 1990 'Airigh Nam Beist' (46%, OB, 2006)
    A brand new version that should be steadily available from now on. Like Uigeadail, the unpronouceable name is a lake's. Sort of replacement for the 17yo I guess…
    Colour: straw.
    Nose: starts smokier and also much more medicinal than both the old 17 yo and the current 10yo. Bold notes of iodine and Mercurochrome, getting then very mineral (flints, coal) and nicely sour (lemon, fresh walnut skin). Goes on with whiffs of sea air and a little diesel oil, lamp petrol…Really sharp – great here – and uncompromising, with a ‘nasal finish’ on raw peated barley and wood smoke, with kind of an enjoyable acridness. Very different from its colleagues Uigeadail and 10yo, with no fruits or roundness whatsoever. Maybe the bad boy in the range?
    Mouth: extremely consistent, just as nicely sharp as the nose suggested. The attack is slightly salty, very lemony and quite peppery, with kind of a greenness (apple skin, green tea, very dry white wine). A tad less smoky than on the nose. Lots of fresh bitter almonds, a little paraffin, strong cough syrup… Petrol (not that I already tried that), grapefruit skin… It’s juts at the rather long finish that a little sweetness comes through (apple compote) together with quite some salt and spices (green curry). Excellently sharp – a great, great surprise, this new Ardbeg!
    91 points.

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