Ardbeg Wee Beastie
Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland
Reviewed November 10, 2020 (edited January 22, 2021)
I am definitely a fan of Ardbeg, and given the smoky campfire and protein that I get from the standard Ardbeg 10, I’m expecting even more peat form this one, due to its youth. Let’s see. The nose has a forward nuttiness representing the malt. There is apple juice, vanilla, black pepper and a briney medicinal/iodine peat presence. This is interesting to me because I normally get smoky campfire with Ardbeg. The palate is viscous and salty-sweet. There’s the Ardbeg campfire I’m used to! And with it comes grilled bacon wrapped jalapeño! As well as black pepper, lemon citrus, and sweet vanilla. The finish is medium in length with lingering smoked jalapeño, black pepper and vanilla. I am surprised how this one turned out, not as peaty as I expected it to be, but I am overall very pleased. It does have a shorter finish, but that’s to be expected for only being a 5 year old.
47.0 USD per Bottle