Ardbeg Wee Beastie

Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
5
Whiskybase ID
WB206937
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
17.06.2021
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
47.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2421743 001057
Barcode
5010494961577
Added on
28 mar 2022 12:46 pm by Bums
Non-chillfiltered

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Wee Beastie

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 86.00 points.

  1. notesofmalt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 5 years, "Wee Beastie", 47.4% alc. Original bottling (2021). Expansion: Bourbon and sherry casks (Oloroso)

    Nose: Sweet and smoky, slightly acidic at the same time. Gooseberries, sourdough, lemon cake, lots of tar and peat smoke resonate with it. In addition, a light vanilla and a lot of sea water, some flotsam and also rusty metal. Also pear candies, but the sweetness only lingers briefly, the smoke and the tart citrus fruits keep pushing forward. After a while I find resin, mustard seeds and children's liquorice, the vanilla becomes stronger.

    Palate: Hugely sweet at first, then the smoke comes in like a wave and becomes quite engaging. Lemon glaze and limoncello, some soft apricot and honeydew melon. Now the smoke takes over, some seaweed and iodine, has a slightly medicinal effect, plus stale salt water. Mustard in the background again and a hint of mint chocolate.

    Finish: Medium to long, the sweetness disappears from the palate and the smoke lasts longer. The mint chocolate accompanies a little.

    Conclusion: Honest 5 years of maturation and from my point of view an increase to An Oa. I can't quite understand the name of the Ardbeg because I'm still looking for the little beast, but maybe the emphasis should be on "small"? This bottling definitely doesn't have to hide, we have a pleasant and complex Ardbeg with a great price/performance ratio. This whisky definitely puts some of the annual limited releases in the shade. 87/100 points (2022).

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