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Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist

Overall rating
89.29/100
votes
1211
Whiskybase ID
WB7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2006
Casktype
Oak Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L6 313 16:27 4ML
Barcode
5010494218282
Added on
30 May 2007 4:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 466.21

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.29 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very pretty. The bottle has been open for 3 years, and I think I have never found it as balanced as it is today.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose is really great, and evolves as the bottle goes down.
      Today, the peat is present, oily, creamy, but delicate.
      We have apricot, lemon.
      A big dose of mint, camphor, again creamy.
    • Taste
      90 90
      In the mouth it is sweet, almost a little watery.
      Oily peat with graphite.
      Pepper, nettle leaf, coriander
      Lemon zest.
      Light camphorated fruit, bordering on exoticism.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish on cold smoke, ash, pepper with camphorated, exotic fruit.

  2. ahroeen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  3. 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!

  4. Frederic Olivera scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    Very good malt to enjoy aor lifes
    • Nose
      Seaside, heather, a little peat
    • Taste
      Herbes, medicinal, spacy
    • Finish
      long and intensive, smoked, spacy

  5. Petrenko scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    22/23/22/22

  6. MIke9527 scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Abbe, who resumed work in 1989, is not the same style as Abbe now. It was a product of the 1990s. Jack Daniels Bucket
    • Nose
      88 88
      The smell does not have the strong smell of disinfectant like modern Abbe, elegant peat, delicate smoke, chocolate,
    • Taste
      90 90
      The entrance is very soft, delicate and elegant peat, I have to say that it is completely different from the current one. The light smoke is mixed with a bit of sour and salty, and it is very comfortable to drink.
    • Finish
      89 89
      This Abbe has the essence in one. Although the degree of production is not high, it can also reflect the level it should have. This is the real, or the taste that Abbe should show.

  7. Whiskyisfordrinking did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Rather reserved in the nose. Citrus freshness, slightly sweet smoke. Salty, sweet, smoky taste. A bit dry and bitter in the finish.

  8. Valérie scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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.

  10. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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