Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Oak Cask
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L6 313 16:27 4ML
Added on
30 May 2007 4:03 pm

Average value

€ 420.22

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.26 points

  1. ahroeen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    One of the great Ardbegs. Fruity and spicy. Vanilla, salt and peat in a lovely combination.

  2. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The colour is lightly gold. The nose is lightly peated with notes of salt, white fruits, creosote, grass, seaweeds, vanilla, cocoa, oak, perfume and dust. The palate is peaty, salty and spicy with notes of creosote, pepper, oak, white fruits, salt and seaweeds. The finish is long, peaty and spicy with notes of creosote, white fruits, vanilla and oak. This Ardbeg is a very good balanced, smooth and peaty whisky. I like it! I gave 88 points!

  3. Valérie scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    LWC tasting with Ardbaggie. Rest of the line up was Lord of the Isles, 1974 SV, 1977 OB, 1991 OMC, 2004 AD. This was very popular and it is a great dram but I don't think this reaches to 90 points and I probably prefer the Traigh Bhan as a comparable offering (TBC). 7/10
    • Nose
      orange juice, chilli, peanut brittle, a little salted vanilla popcorn.
    • Taste
      soft, candy bracelet, becomes coastal, liquoricy, and quite bitterish.

  5. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really great Ardbeg. It differs from current Ardbeg bottlings. Nice bottling that I enjoyed.
    • Nose
      Interestingly, certain cowshed notes like those often found at Bruichladdich. Not as strong as some laddies, but I think I notice them. I haven't had one with Ardbeg yet. Smoked cheese. Juniper ham. Nice, but present smoke. A few floral notes. Herb mixture and a few spices. Baked apple and citrus notes.
    • Taste
      Very pleasant, yet powerful. Nice mouthfeel. Glucose. Sweet, elegant and yet clear smoke. The smoke gradually gets dirty. The fruits are meadow fruit with occasional exotic notes. Savory biscuits.
    • Finish
      The smoke becomes drier and ashier. Chocolate. Citrus pickled in salt.

  7. gaboruso scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. DocF scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Color: Old Gold

    As for the smoke halfway between Ardbeg 10yo and the Ledaig 1972, no longer brutal and surprisingly subtle for only 16 (?) Years.
    • Nose
      Clearly smoky, citrus in the background, bicycle tube, bitumen in the sun, fall fruit, green walnut shells. Dejected, cold soot, cocooning, green branches. Campfire extinguished with water, from afar. Baked apple.
    • Taste
      Sweet, pleasantly set smoke, pineapple juice, fresh straw, malt, turpentine and polished oak. Earl Gray, rooibos tea with vanilla flavor, papaya (!).
    • Finish
      Long, creamy, real vanilla, pineapple juice with cough syrup and old resin, fir honey, malt gas station.

  10. robain scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    350 bucks for a mediocre whisky, you are kidding me.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85


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