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Ardbeg Wee Beastie

Overall rating
83.94/100
votes
87
Whiskybase ID
WB166328
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
11.09.2020
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Ex Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
47.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2398003
Barcode
5010494961577
Added on
28 Sep 2020 2:26 pm by Mumford
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 46.57

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87 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Wee Beastie

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.94 points

  1. TsiAI scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Smell: the disinfectant water and sea water brought by peat are not heavy, cream, raw green pepper, a little sourness and oak.
    Taste: Peat, plant ash, reef and other flavors are much heavier than smell, white vinegar, raw grains, vanilla and some fruit hard candies.
    Body: The wine is thin, but not irritating.
    Overall: 83.5/100. Compared to other products of Abbe, it is more refreshing, especially when it smells, the peat is not heavy, so the ease of drinking is not low. I didn't feel the shadow of Shirley's bucket on the little beast. It was not bad for me, but there was no bright spot.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    medicinal peat, fruit on fresh citrus, lemony, grassy, some sea in the glass, some soggy young wood
    mouth:
    sweetness on the palate, a little spicy, almost watery and peaty, a little sweet / chocolatey, even creamy, on wet and smoky herbs, the sensation of a fire dying out with the morning dew on it; a little bitter then the return of candied fruits, lemon and a little tangerine peels cooked with their juice in syrup
    final:
    surprisingly quite long, monolithic, but intense for such a young malt, on clean peat, candied fruits, a little on the kernel, fresh hazelnut

  3. Juppsower scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    C.: bright, white wine.
    N: nifty peat, a dash of lemon juice, tomato ketchup, all backed by a delicious medical note. With water there are green fruit (unripe apples) and burnt toast.
    P.: Very dry and smoky in the beginning, soil and lots of oak, very mouthfilling, later some mint (toothpaste) and salted butter. With water still very full and rich, notes of buttered dark bread.
    F.: Long, dry, and satisfying. Well peppered.
    - definitely a great Ardbeg, in my impression now even better than the 10yo, I'll have to get me bottle for a direct comparison...

  4. jipiarcens scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Very surprising Ardbeg, fresh, not Monolithic like the Ten. I was really amazed by the smell and the taste. Very good one !
    • Nose
      93 93
      Smoke of course, but not so strong, Sea water with Sea weed. Citrus is also present;
    • Taste
      94 94
      Bacon, smoked herbs, like a Barbecue on the beach; Lemon and spice but not too strong.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long and Smoky, but fresh and intense with fruits and sugar. Citrus in the end, lightly.

  5. Ralf777 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    21 20 21 20 82 - 1st approach, from the opening - Well, this, immediately the nose is cool smoky but 5 minutes and there is no this, all that was good ... youth went, in total from 21 fell to 20, the taste is drinkable but young , 20, aftertaste is better, 21 is possible, in general, as if it were unfinished, young Scarabush at 82 maximum, it is better to drink Scarabush, humiliate ...
    ok, let's let him breathe ... he's gotten better, but not much, lusciously sweet in my nose, and a lot of burnt barrel in my taste, such a young Alligator ...
    Ok, maybe the first batch was outstanding, but this one ... hmm, just for a drink ...

  7. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. TechnOBY scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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