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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 89.25 points
- One of the great Ardbegs. Fruity and spicy. Vanilla, salt and peat in a lovely combination.
- 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!
- 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
orange juice, chilli, peanut brittle, a little salted vanilla popcorn.
soft, candy bracelet, becomes coastal, liquoricy, and quite bitterish.
- A really great Ardbeg. It differs from current Ardbeg bottlings. Nice bottling that I enjoyed.
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.
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.
The smoke becomes drier and ashier. Chocolate. Citrus pickled in salt.
- 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.
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.
Sweet, pleasantly set smoke, pineapple juice, fresh straw, malt, turpentine and polished oak. Earl Gray, rooibos tea with vanilla flavor, papaya (!).
Long, creamy, real vanilla, pineapple juice with cough syrup and old resin, fir honey, malt gas station.
- 350 bucks for a mediocre whisky, you are kidding me.