Ardbeg Wee Beastie
Scotland, United Kingdom
Ardbeg Wee Beastie is the latest permanent expression to join the Distillery’s Ultimate Range. Young and intensely smoky, Wee Beastie matured in ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks.
Ardbeg whisky creators set out to make the rawest, smokiest Ardbeg ever. The result is Ardbeg Wee Beastie and this tongue-tingling, beautifully smoky dram is the youngest Ardbeg ever made.
With bright gold colour, at the first sniff alerts you to a nearby presence… heightened senses are filled with very bright, fresh herbal notes, with creeping hints of vanilla and pear. Rich Turkish coffee mingles with sappy pine resin, with honey-glazed ham lurking in the background. Out of nowhere, a sharp tang of smoke and a crack of fresh black pepper fire warning shots across the senses. Suddenly, a rich, explosive mouthfeel bursts forth with chocolate, creosote and tar. A powerful blast of eucalyptus thrashes about with antiseptic lozenges and aniseed. The raw, smoky intensity gathers pace, before smoked bacon and savoury meats sink into the palate. The long, salty mouthcoating finish retreats, with hints of cocoa and fudge slinking slowly away.