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Ardbeg 1990 Airigh Nam Beist

Dessert Ardbeg

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mReview by @markcnewton

25th Mar 2011

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On the nose: mild smoke, sherry, very creamy, treacle sponge, a waft of ginger. Doesn’t come with the heft of smoke one expects from an Ardbeg, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

In the mouth: I was bamboozled at first. There are some sophisticated things going on. Creamy, mouthwatering peppery spice, then a sweetness, caramel, vanilla, then a tinge of brine. It’s lovely and oily, just sits in your mouth and on the taste buds. There’s a deeply pleasing after-taste of sweet, gentle smoke and barley.

This is a dessert Ardbeg. Absolute bliss.

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7 comments

@RobertH
RobertH commented

Beautiful, I plan on cracking open my bottle soon. Thanks for the review!

8 years ago 0

markcnewton commented

Thanks, I tried the Corryvreckan the following evening after this, and that was incredible too - Ardbeg seem to distil miracles!

8 years ago 0

@RobertH
RobertH commented

Don't they though!

8 years ago 0

AJ commented

Having only tried the 10 year old which I enjoyed very much , I am envious that others have access to more of Ardbegs offerings . Canada seems lacking in Ardbegs more renowned malts . Dr. Lumsden and the lad definatly do distill heaven in a glass . Guess that Pdh. in biochemistry paid off for all of us.

8 years ago 0

@HP12
HP12 commented

Your review whets my palate. I found "The Beast" a couple months ago at one of our state controlled monopoly liquor stores. They had 5 bottles left. I bought two and recently was in the same store scoping things out. The remaining 3 bottles from a couple months ago are still there. Huh.

8 years ago 0

AJ commented

@HP12 you react like I do, buy two and save a trip back . Hard to believe noone else grabbed what was left . alnost seems like a sign that one (or more for that matter ) should be resideing in your liquor cabinet. Is this malt a limited release , or is it a production malt?

8 years ago 0

@HP12
HP12 commented

@A.J. yes, it was a limited release but I'm not sure that it was initially advertised as such. Maybe someone else can provide more info.

I'm going to periodically stop in this particular liquor store and watch for a clearance sale, at which time if lucky enough pick up another bottle or two for the bunker.

8 years ago 0

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