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Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist

Overall rating
89.33/100
votes
239
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No. 3
Vintage
1990
Bottled
09.09.2008
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8 253
Barcode
5010494218282
Added on
22 Dec 2008 11:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 423,46

40 × in wishlist

239 × member ratings

691 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist

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

  1. 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.

  2. AgentMunky scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

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

  3. olegborgol scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

  4. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. drinki scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Very Nice peated islay, very well balanced. The noze is fruity and that is, I would say, the special part of this whisky. For the mouth I did not find anything really special compared to other Classic islay, maybe exept the finish which is pretty long with an aftertaste remaning quite a long time.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Helgo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Again a madness Ardbeg and that or just because the ANB is no cask strength.
    Slightly phenolic impact to the neighboring distillery and a little medical he is. Very spicy Smoky, ashy impacts are similar to the alligator every now and then over, where the strength is not nearly as intense and present.
    No, here everything is consistent in the nose. Honey and vanilla are full, but the oak and wood do not overwhelm him. Some tobacco notes and old leather end in the typical Ardbegsüße.
    In the taste it hails then right away. Although only 46%, he brings a lot. Fruity and salt in change. Apricot and lightly baked bacon.
    Of course: smoke and some ashes. But then it will be different because I did not have something like salmon trout at Ardbeg yet. So that's new.
    At the end a long finish with some mint and basil, maybe a touch of ginger.
    Really successful!
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Great aromas on the nose, an unexpected variety of aromas in the mouth and a nice ending. Put. 1.
    • Nose
      Wonderful, rarely smelled so directly liking aroma, the Ardbegsüße jumps into the face, surrounded by a great fruitiness, the smoke is natural, dry and slightly medically, in perfect harmony with the sweet fruit, after 18 years is the smoke At least in the nose a bit more restrained than for example at a Ten, associations of honey come on, the fruit goes towards Mirabelle, some salt, the influence of the oak is also noticeable with a slightly leathery spiciness, a hint of peppermint in combination with tobacco and also a creamy note like caramel diluted in milk
    • Taste
      Wow, interesting start, very flowery, I had to think directly of the Bowmore violet, then it is sweeter, the smoke is in the background, but noticeable, significantly salt, then slightly fruit, but much less than in the nose, complex without being too intense, the 46% are perfect for the aroma composition
    • Finish
      First, a lot of salt, then the smoke is more intense, dry and ashy, combined with the salt and a slightly yellow fruit sweetness, a fresh note is added, with mint, nice long

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Just wonderfull.  A real Islay.
    • Nose
      Lovely intense smoke,peat,and sweetness, also campfire cols,melted butter,iodine, complex Islay tones.
    • Taste
      Sweet creamy, peat and smoke again , oily,peppery, seaweed, tar, coal and ash.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky lingers through the whole aftertaste, also sweetness,creamy choco. Complex Islay tones.

  10. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    N: pungent and medicinal on the first; smoking is heard, but it is not all-encompassing. Sweet, on chocolate and honey. With a few drops of water, it opens a little 'and comes out a warm wood (wood in the sun ...), vanilla and also an abstract note of ripe fruit (peach?). Sweet tobacco, leather; a citrus in the background; tamarind. The sea and the torbature typical of the Ardbeg surround the whole without stealing the scene. P: woah. Strong peat, strong salt, there is also something peppery. Coffee. After a while it softens on the palate, it is almost creamy; remembers the dough of cakes, warm sweetened butter and vanilla. Lemon notes; honey. Very good. F: very persistent, all on the notes of peat and smoked; also a bit 'grassy, ​​in truth, and acid (citrus, but better defined than before: orange, indeed: orange peel burned). Chocolate. As often happens with Ardbeg, it leaves you salty lips. Top class. Perhaps the beast is not on par with the famous and celebrated Ardbegs of the '70s, but it is certainly excellent: it is a powerful malt, typically Islay, but perfectly combines the seafaring coldness of Port Ellen with a sober but tasty sweetness. For us that we missed the great season of the Ardbeg and we can only approach it occasionally and at a high price, it's a point of reference http://whiskyfacile.com/2012/01/09/ardbeg-airigh-nam-beist-19902008-ob-46/

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