• Ardbeg 1990 / Airigh Nam Beist / Bot.2008
  • Ardbeg 1990 / Airigh Nam Beist / Bot.2008
  • Ardbeg 1990 / Airigh Nam Beist / Bot.2008
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Product Description

Airigh Nam Beist 1990 is a delicious vintage bottling from the ongoing success story that is Ardbeg. Sadly now discontinued due to exhausted stocks, 'the Beist' was an extremely popular Ardbeg, with assertive and powerful peatiness and a lovely honeyed edge. Oh, and it's pronounced 'Arry nam Baysht'.

Ardbeg 1990 Airigh Nam Beist Bot.2008

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 46%

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£479.17 ex VAT

(£821.43 per litre)

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose

      Honey, creamy cereal and restrained peat. Apple, peach, and nectarine develop.

    • Palate

      Smoked oats, sweet honey, crispy bacon, spice and hay, with smoke and gentle malt.

    • Finish

      Honey and spice slowly fade.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Nose

      The initial impression is of eating Ardbeg ice cream on the beach – the combination of sea spray, creamy vanilla ice cream infused with hints of peat oil, finished with a drizzle of gooey fudge sauce. Cutting through this luscious sweetness is an exciting assortment of fennel and pine nuts, zesty limes and sherbet with a touch of geranium leaves and lavender.

    • Taste

      Definitely Ardbeg on the taste with peat, seaweed bonfire smokiness. Crispy smoky bacon, maple syrup and antiseptic lozenges leave a peppery and oily feel on the palate. Sweet and fruity flavours of ripe autumn fruits and chocolate limes emerge as notes of black coffee, liquorice and reminders of parma violets linger in the background.

    • Finish

      Long on the finish with dried peat and creamy notes.

  • Tasting Notes by John Hansell (Malt Advocate)

    • Some of the best intensely smoky, peaty Islay whiskies are balanced with a foundation of malty sweetness. This whisky is an excellent example. A sinewy malt with the classic bold notes of kiln smoke, peat, tarry rope, and coal ash. Sweeter notes of honeyed malt, ripe vanilla, chocolate fudge and toasted marshmallow temper and soothe the palate, along with background berry confit. The smoke lingers long on the palate. Ardbeg devotees will not be disappointed. 92 points.

  • Tasting Notes by Tim F

    • Nose

      Honey, an oiliness, toasted cereal, restrained peat. Youthful, creamy, some apple & peach / nectarine aromas developing. Hot milk, melted vanilla ice cream.

    • Palate

      Glorious sweet honey / oatmeal attack. Smoked cereal, crispy bacon, spices, syrup and hay, with smoke and gentle malt. Brilliant balance, silky mouthfeel.

    • Finish

      A peaty caress. Honey and spices drifting over the tongue.

    • Comment

      I could drink this every day and never get tired of it. Just delicious.

Customer Reviews

5 (21 Reviews)

  • 5

    John Farcse,

    Ardbeg at its best. Like Uigeadail but smoother. Smoke, oak, vanilla, fudge. Sweet but not too sweet. Really opens up after 30 min in the glass. Best Ardbeg ever.

  • 4

    Chris A.,

    A subtle beast. well made, extremely well balanced, and matured in quality casks. Psst...this is my 3rd bottle

  • 5


    the last truly great bottling from Ardbeg, the new stuff thats been released after just cant measure up to this one. Still have one bottle stashed away.

  • 5

    Jim W,

    After much hunting, I was able to track down a bottle in NYC. I ordered a dram and was told there were only 2 drams left. "Make it two then" I said. Best decision in quite a long time. The most wonderful whisky I''ve ever had the pleasure to share with a friend. I''ll miss you greatly. The hunt begins anew...

  • Luke,

    Delicious Ardbeg with good depth and flavor.