Ardbeg Wee Beastie

Overall rating
83.42/100
votes
110
Whiskybase ID
WB162515
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
22.06.2020
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
47.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2390410
Barcode
5010494961577
Added on
24 jul 2020 2:57 pm by Maltpuschel
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 55.00

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110 × member ratings

441 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Wee Beastie

29 users have left 31 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.42 points.

  1. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Youtube Review: https://youtu.be/GSHZ69o9jj0
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. face scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. rozzy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Nice Fat, nicely balanced Turf/Smoke. Sweets such as honey, plum and caramels come out nicely. But citrus fruit also plays a role. Delicious Islay in combination with a fresh espresso and a piece of chocolate.
    Tasty, moderately long finish.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Ardbeg Wee Beastie is the latest addition to the range.
    Good value 5 year old Islay. Untamed smoke, tar, pepper and dark chocolate.

  5. AndrejsB scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Comet67 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. racing ralf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    wonderful, great standard!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. AXEoftheNORTH scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    An Ardbeg for the little thaler - I didn't hesitate long! "Wee Beastie" is probably the youngest in this royal family of whiskys, but doesn't have to hide!
    Fruity (cherry ?!), peppery, but the grumpy Ardbegrauch is also there. Natural, beastly, playful, honest. A little monster without a leash. No experiment, no excrement - but a mini hit that surprised me consistently and positively. Slightly metallic undertones. But otherwise perfect. Campfire, well hung meat, later it turns into liquorice. Red wine allures in the Scottish morass. Treats.

    Conclusion: very young - but still boom boom! A full-fledged Ardbeg. Great PLV.

  9. Jercky043 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Doktor_Gonzo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  11. BjornS scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Its not as i have been used too from ardbeg, dissapointing, as an Ardbeg fan I am. This one is grassy and smoky and with a touch of oranges and bittter and little off , its not what i expected and to be honest a Laphroaig 10 for lower price easily beats this every day of the week. I will continue loving TEN and Oogie and the rest!

  12. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Thick and greasy smoke, earthy and vegetal peat, meaty, bacon, slight vanilla, clear lemon, spicy and a little nutty (katjang pedis).
    • Taste
      86 86
      Vegetal peat, meaty smoke, lemon cake, vanilla, salted liquorice, stir fried peppers, some ashiness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      More vegetal peat, liquorice with vanilla and citrus at the back, bitter charred wood.

  13. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    very good whisky, masculine, real Islay
    • Nose
      87 87
      peat smoke, smoked meats, apples, creosote
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet, smoky, oily, smoked
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, smoky, oak, caramel, a little bitterness at the end

  14. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A great Ardbeg for 5 years. On offer a nice whisky for the winter

  15. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A very simple malt, but basically holds everything a smoker needs. A little more alcohol strength would suit him, however.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    I had an inkling that this could be the Wee Beastie and I can only join in with the many others, a real asset to the core range. Honest malt for an honest price. The 5 years are not a brand here but rather an award.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Subtle or soft but strong campfire smoke with oranges and gooseberries immediately after pouring. After a while, there is a biting, chemical note on the glass, which, however, quickly disappears. The oranges have been replaced by lemon peel, damp earth can be clearly heard. This chemical fire heats up again.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very sweet and slightly tingling in the beginning, dark caramel and classic peat sweetness. Just a slight acidity and the smoke is very strong here too. The mouthfeel is a bit thin. The second sip starts immediately much drier, the bitterness accompanies you right from the start.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is quite long, in addition to the decaying sweetness comes a light but distinguished bitterness, a hint of wormwood. (The bitter herb, not the schnapps!).

  16. Whizkas scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    A quite smoky, peaty, young whisky, missing the complexity of older Ardbeg versions
    • Nose
      82 82
      Smoky, ashy, barley-malty
    • Taste
      83 83
      Somewhat raw; peaty, cooked green vegatables, a little sweet-maliness
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium, ashy and smoky

  17. pere scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    I'm very surprised how unclean the distillate seems to have been compared to the normally very clean spirit Ardbeg makes. Have they been doing something different when distilling this?

    Besides the heavy smoke and citrus coming with the young age, there is a lot of fusel oils, farmyard and even some yeasty notes. It seems to help to quaff it in large gulps, but I'm on a verge of finding it undrinkable.

    I'll revisit my score once half of the bottle has been poured to unsuspecting guests or used as a household alcohol and it has hopefully improved with some air.

  18. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A peat bomb from Islay. Very young spirit, but also seductive.
    • Nose
      Massive smoke, rubber boots, adhesive plaster, sweet malt,
    • Taste
      Smoke, tar, soot, herbs, pine needles, lemon, salt. New make must taste like this.
    • Finish
      Sweet, herbs, pepper, chili

  19. Markie81 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  20. Kaywendi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  21. Kensay scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    boring and flat whisky, nothing to write about. Although it does not cause rejection

  22. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very good Islay whisky for its age. However, I wouldn't spend more than 40 euros.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lapsang Souchong, tar, herbs, seaweed, sea salt, fishing nets, smoked fish.
    • Taste
      87 87
      peat ashes, tar, black pepper, sea water, winter herbs
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium to short

  23. Chris P. Bacon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  24. martin_the_collector scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  25. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, malty and peaty sensation, slightly meaty peat, soot, candied fruit, intense, freshness, a little mango, full of lemon and peppery spices.
    the palate brings fresh and fleeting scents, you have to dive back into it to find bitter almonds, fortunately a little hidden by the peaty ash, always a little meaty, salty and herbaceous
    the finish is simple but intense, spicy, lemony, grassy and tarry; a beautiful young product that changes color, less subtle but more raw and that should not be underestimated, except for the medium length.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  26. Quercus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  27. dandyman scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Pear-yoghurt, whey, hay, plus farmyardy, earthy peat.

    Remindes me a lot of younger, independently bottled, heavily peated Bunnahabhain, and that is not exactly a compliment.
    Has nothing in common with a good bottle of Ardbeg, or with my past experiences with Ardbeg in general.

    A complete and utter disappointment.

  28. Ivynor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    An honest but very (too) young Ardbeg. We feel the potential of the distillery, but we remain very, very far from the quality of the 10 year old.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Super young nose. Lots of liveliness, lemon, peat, gentian. A little synthol. We do not find the gourmet side of Ten.
    • Taste
      84 84
      A little rough, bitter, vegetal in the mouth, followed by a lot of peat. Slightly creamy texture, not very sweet, but we could hope for better. More iodized finish, synthol.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Peppery, grassy, rather ashy and peaty finish. Quite hard.

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