Ardbeg Wee Beastie 750ml
Wine Enthusiast 100 Best Spirits of 2021
#6 Whisky Advocate Top 20 Whiskies of 2020
Ardbeg's Wee Beastie Single Malt Scotch Whisky has a bright, auric appearance. The aromas are very bright, fresh and herbal, with hints of vanilla, pear, freshly cracked black pepper, and honey glazed ham. There are additional notes of rich Turkish coffee and sappy pine resin. A rich, explosive mouthfeel with lots of chocolate, tar, creosote and smoked bacon, followed by a burst of antiseptic lozenges, eucalyptus and more aniseed. A long, salty and mouth coating finish with hints of cocoa, fudge and savory meats.
Professional ReviewWhisky Advocate: 94 Points
The youthful age statement may take many scotch drinkers by surprise, but don’t let double-digit bias prevent you from enjoying this exciting yet easy-drinking peat bomb. Salt water and seaweed, smoke and sweet peat tussle on the nose, while vanilla, fresh berries, and ample nuttiness spread out and take hold. The structured, balanced palate is creamy, nutty, and spiced, showcasing brown-sugar bacon, smoked salt, milk chocolate, pepper, and well-integrated oak, all wrapped up like a cigar with flakes of ash and sustained smoke. This precocious youngster shows more complexity than some whiskies twice its age, making it a remarkable find.Wine Enthusiast: 91 Points
A distinct mesquite smoke note leads the nose of this Islay single malt. The ferocious palate opens with almond, spicy honey and peat smoke, plus a hint of barbecue sauce twang. Each savory sip finishes warming and intense, laced with eucalyptus, sea salt and cayenne. Released in 2020, this is a permanent addition to the Ardbeg core range.