Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist Limited 1990 Release Islay Single Malt

$1,100 AUD

46% ABV 70 cl 

Critics have scored this as one of the top 5 whiskies from Islay.

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

Tasting Notes:

Aroma is delicate and grainy sweet; additional time brings out more peat fire, cigar tobacco, seaweed and ocean breeze. Palate entry is sap-like in its gentle sweetness; by midpalate, my palate is enchanted as lush, but pointed tastes of sea salt, gentle pipe smoke, peat and pineapple converge. Finishes smoky and salty. Wonderful.- 98/100, Wine Enthusiast


This product is located in Australia.


Ardbeg Distillery

The renaissance of Ardbeg is one of the most pleasing success stories of the Scotch whisky industry in recent times. Ardbeg had enjoyed a very buoyant existence in the 19th century, despite its relative remoteness, as noted by Alfred Barnard when he visited it in 1885. Ardbeg had been mothballed in 1981 and remained so until 1989 when it reopened but by then under the ownership of Allied Distillers. They closed it in 1996 and sold it the following year to Glenmorangie plc.  Things then started to happen with the opening of a visitors’ centre in 1998, some deft marketing (including the launch of the Ardbeg Committee in 2000) and the introduction of some imaginative NAS expressions under a captivating new label.

Ardbeg, like Glenmorangie, has continued to flourish under French ownership following the acquisition of both by LVMH in 2004.