Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No. 3
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L8 253
Added on
22 Dec 2008 11:11 pm

Average value

€ 410.49

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259 × member ratings

718 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.33 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A really nice Ardbeg: full of flavors, strong expression, soft on the tongue.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Restrained smoky, here pleasant fruit notes that play in the direction of orange and apricot, as well as mild spice notes swing the scepter. Very inviting. Next to it, fresh leather, dried wild herbs, lemon water in the distance. Peat smoke becomes more noticeable over time, it sneaks up from behind.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, full, mouth-filling approach. The feeling quickly arises that it was filled with exactly the right alcohol strength, so exciting and balanced at the same time it presents itself on the tongue.
      Initially only mildly smoky as in the nose, which suits him very well. Orange jam, lemons.
      Milk chocolate, toffee, nougat, marzipan, creme brulee - chocolate and warm flavors dominate "in the middle". Always close and together, nothing fraying or fraying here.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium to long finish, now increasingly dry and smoky. Finally, let the "Ardbeg" hang out with rich peat smoke, lemon jelly and warm tar.

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Wonderfully intense. A fantastic combination of sweet, light fruits and smoke caresses my nose tip. The dry smoke (tar, ashes and medicinal sounds) is present, but by no means too intrusive or dominant. The alcohol content (46%) is perfectly integrated. I do not notice any stinging, cooling or tingling in my nose. Lemons, green apples, vanilla, caramel and honey form the sweet and fruity counterpart to the beautiful smoke. Both sides are very balanced, mature and elegant. The harmony is 100% true! In the background, light spicy notes, hints of leather, a little oak and tobacco leaves and give first clues to the 18-year storage period of the Ardbegs. A maritime touch of salt completes the incredibly harmonious aromas.
    • Taste
      Very pleasing and oily, the Ardbeg clothes the entire oral cavity. The start is quite strong. On the tip of the tongue creates a subtle tingle. The malt starts surprisingly sweet, almost floral and fruity, before the beautiful smoky note (again tar & ash) starts to pick up speed. Plenty of vanilla, caramel, honey, maple syrup, sweet apples, grapefruit and tangerines form the sweet foundation. The oak wood notes are now a little spicier. Delicate spicy notes, milk chocolate, tobacco and leather are reserved in the background. A nice saltiness is also noticeable. A slight dryness already develops on the palate. The wonderful balance continues seamlessly in the taste. Pure elegance from Islay Island!
    • Finish
      Long, warm and still intense. The sweet fruit notes gradually give way to the drier smoke (still ashy with tar). Vanilla, caramel and salty milk chocolate flash briefly before the spicy oak notes merge with the smoke and let the malt finish slowly and elegantly. A delicate dryness develops on the palate.

  3. Petrenko scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior


  4. TsiAI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Smell: limestone, smoked shellfish, rosemary roast. Wake up, there are delicate creamy vanilla, juicy fruit, sweet and sour lemon mousse, salt soda, sea water 88/100
    Taste: marshmallow, salted lemon zest, strong but delicate peat, western spices of salt, rosemary and sage, smoked seafood 87/100
    Body: Medium body, oily and smooth 86/100
    Ending rhyme: long, jam, salt soda, crushed spices
    Overall: 87.5/100, delicate peat, rich fruits, Airigh Nam Beist can be regarded as the more wonderful work in Abbe

  5. Whiskyisfordrinking did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Significantly darker, also significantly darker notes and tones than batch 1 and 2. Perhaps a higher proportion of sherry? Creamy, soft, but also significantly smokier in comparison, however. In the taste more spice, vanilla, livelier, creamier towards the end. Longer finish, soft smoke. Also quite tasty.

  6. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  7. Макс scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  8. sarthur71 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. AgentMunky scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. olegborgol scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur


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