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
11 nov 2020 12:05 pm by sascuas

Average value

€ 39.80

4 × in wishlist

45 × member ratings

333 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Wee Beastie

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.78 points.

  1. Marequiers48 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Dragonus2 scored this whisky 73 points Member Junior

    Bacony, not as smoky as I would expect from such a young whisky from Islay.

  3. Samtje scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Weak vanilla, nearly no citrusy side, light porridge, balance?, weak evolution, boiled milk, too much youngish smoke/ash, just go for the 10yo as a decent example of what Ardbeg is.

  4. scuubi scored this whisky 60 points Member Junior

    A young whisky, where the taste of raw booze dominates. Smokey as you would expect from an Ardbeg. Almost comparable to rye whisky in some sense. A hard and tough whisky.

    Definitely worth a try, but the 10yo Ardbeg is far superior compared to this one.

  5. 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.

  6. maltmitch scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Compared to the first release, I think this bottling is terrible. I can't recommend it.

  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 5yo Wee Beastie 47.4%. There are no fewer than 13 entries for the 2020 release on the Whiskybase database. Which entry to choose? This one, apparently...the one that comes up first! Fairly pale and natural looking. Aroma coal gas, hammy, faint burnt apple and vanilla. Quite young and not very Ardbeg but decent. Taste is spicy and hammy, fairly restrained up front and then the salty Beastie comes out to play towards the middle and punches you in the guts. Spicy and really not that smoky at all. More of a salty punch to this really. It's okay but far inferior to Ardbeg 10 or An Oa and yet similarly priced to them. (3.4/81)

  8. Paedi75 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

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

  9. Sandman scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Tar, smoking meat on BBQ, burning charcoal, lemon and horse stable
    • Taste
      Peat, lube oil, lime juice, candied fruit, burnt wood, salty, hint of chocolate and nuts
    • Finish
      Medium length, smoke of burning wood, spicy, nutty, citrus, baked apple, sea salt, dark chocolate, ginger and grapefruit


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2022

Forgot your password?