Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist

Overall rating
89.04/100
votes
142
Whiskybase ID
WB5286
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No. 2
Vintage
1990
Bottled
14.12.2007
Calculated age
17 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L7 348 00:16 4ML
Barcode
5010494218282
Added on
06 dec 2008 1:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 424.71

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.04 points.

  1. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Jimbeau scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Ashes, candied citrus, vanilla, iodine, yellow fruits, not outstanding but a flawless Ardbeg

  4. Whiskyisfordrinking did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It looks spicier, but also older. Hardly any smoke, some oak and grass. Smoky taste, again salty, fruity, peat extraction at the back, yes it turned out very well! Warming in the finish, with sweetish smoke.

  5. etwa77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a truly magnificent nose.. clean linen left to dry in the sea breeze.. dampen earth.. sweet and creamy.. faintly fruity and the smoke turns sour.. the taste was more minty than i would have liked and.. that’s about it for me.. i’m torn!

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Hadn't tasted this one in ages, it's still gorgeous. Way beyond basically all peated whisky released nowadays.
    • Nose
      Peat intertwined with leather and the fruitiness of peach and apple. Gingerbread and vanilla too.
    • Taste
      Peat, apple, gingerbread, peach, vanilla and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Peat, apple, chocolate-coated gingerbread and peach.

  7. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I would have liked it a little sweeter. Like the old ones
    Uigeadail or Ten - bottlings from before 2008.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Restrained smoke, vanilla, citrus notes, peppermint, sea breeze
    • Taste
      90 90
      Restrained sweetness, alcohol well integrated, soft,
      salty - mineral, cold smoke, some tar, malt and
      some caramel
    • Finish
      84 84
      fading smoke, hardly sweet, peppery - maritime

  8. GustavoQIN scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Limited Edition 2007; A mature, complex top malt!
    [Color] honey;
    • Nose
      Lemon, menthol, wood smoke, coal, vanilla;
    • Taste
      full, oily, salty onset, aromatic smoke, tar, iodine, licorice, licorice, cereals, malt, aromatic, complex;
    • Finish
      long, warming, peppery; in the finish maritime, salty;

  10. mr.p9 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. Maltseller scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A real Islay.
    • Nose
      Hints of light vanilla sweetness, lovely strong Islay notes: sea-salt sea-wind , peat and smoke.
    • Taste
      Oaky vanilla, again the peat and smoke, sweet afternotes. Lovely

      Complex, warm.
    • Finish
      Long and very nice. It comes all together.

  13. Cast Olila scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. Furtia scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. mmaclean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Love this release and find similarity to the first batch. Either way it comes, it`s incredible. I agree with alectron, http://www.ardbegproject.com is great for facts. It is also a good gauge to check bottles authenticity if your purchasing online.

  16. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Airigh Nam Beist 1990 is a delicious vintage bottling from the ongoing
    success story that is Ardbeg. Sadly now discontinued due to exhausted
    stocks, `the Beist` was an extremely popular Ardbeg, with assertive and
    powerful peatiness and a lovely honeyed edge. Oh, and it`s pronounced
    `Arry nam Baysht`.

  17. alectron did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Most people know, but since this is simply wrong on here and people start citing it as fact - there is no `Batch 02` of ANB!
    There have been multiple bottling runs in 2007, and judging by the time difference inbetween, these are most likely from different vatting runs as well.
    So here are a few bottle codes from 2007, Courtesy of http://www.ardbegproject.com:

    L7 058 06:07 4ML
    L7 058 08:59 4ML 750ml US release
    L7 143 05:54 4ML
    L7 297 04:39 4ML
    L7 325 23:28 4ML
    L7 326 19:15 4ML 750ml US release

    c.

  18. Feusi scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A true classic of the Ardbeg distillery, light vanilla sweetness is accompanied by strong Islay notes, sea, wind and peaty smoke, everything the heart of Islay. Oaky vanilla on the palate with a sparkling feeling. Islay with its sea and the peat, it feels like i`m sitting on the shore, warming with the sweet notes. A very pleasant finish. Thats what i expect today from an Ardbeg.

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