Ardbeg Wee Beastie

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
05 years old
Ex-Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry Casks
47.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
06 Aug 2020 7:32 pm by Dirk

Average value

€ 36.99

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Wee Beastie

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.80 points

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    1553) Ardbeg, 5YO, Wee Beastie, The Ultimate (5/5/2020)
    • Nose
      N- Bright, wisp of peat smoke with ginger and pine heats, plenty of sweet distillates revealed on the upfront, malted oat milk sit in the middle with underlaying coconut oil. Lingering savoury pepper and ashes. (86/20)
    • Taste
      P- Loaded with fishy, smoky and dry orange bitter, citrus oil, blistering coastal smokes fills up the palate with finely weighted textures. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, already good length for a 5YO with even thicker smokes arriving now. This beast may not nosed as smoky but it grows on palate and finishing, likely due to differing percentages of Syringol and Guaiacol on the peat. (Forget it, start to sounds overly geeky) (87/21)

      B/B- 87/21 Not as agile nor with desirable depth, but is a young vat as it intended with bright spots and hardly any unpleasantness in it, and it is well priced.

      Weighted Rate - 83pt

  2. KeesD scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Dmz scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Too simple and too young,
    But good enough for this price,

  4. Falang scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Love this dram. Very gentle - very good with seaweeds, port, peat and paint. Wauw.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Prickle in the nose with seaweeds and white port. Peat and paint. Great nose!
    • Taste
      82 82
      Medicinal. A lot of aromas. Although it's young age, the wee Beastie has an elegant taste, full with pepper, paprika, tabasco, hint of honey and a hint of smoke.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Finish is short but gently. The peppers seem to disappear and the port comes back. Fruity with some young woods.


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