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Ardbeg 1990 Airigh Nam Beist

Desert Scotch from Islay : )

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@rwbenjeyReview by @rwbenjey

23rd Jul 2010

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To me, the nose on this beats out Uigeadail; it's phenomenal. When this stuff fills your mouth...oh my gosh it's amazing. The peat smoke is tamed by lucious white chocolate, marshmallow, and sweet barley. The peat comes back a little bit after, then the salt, then the fresh vegetal finish.

This isn't just my favorite Ardbeg, it's my favorite scotch so far (and I should buy another bottle--while I can--and keep it hidden for awhile).

The name, to some, implies a giant, bold scotch. This isn't. It's a very welcome surpise; an elegant desert scotch from Islay. I would have love to have tasted this at cask strength.

NOTE: Don't add too much water to this one.

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3 comments

@CaptinTom
CaptinTom commented

This sounds delicious. I was looking at a bottle of this yesterday but plumed for the Corryvreckan simply as I’d had a sample at the weekend along with the supernova and just loved it.

9 years ago 0

@rwbenjey
rwbenjey commented

Oh, it is :) The Corryvreckan is good as well; to me, it's like the 10 Year on steroids.

9 years ago 0

@rwbenjey
rwbenjey commented

^ Title edit: I meant "Dessert" not "Desert" ; )

8 years ago 0

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