Ardbeg Distillery Wee Beastie 5 year old - Argonaut Wine & Liquor
Ardbeg Distillery Wee Beastie 5 year old
SKU: 72896

Ardbeg Distillery Wee Beastie 5 year old

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750ml
$54.99
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Category Single Malt Scotch
Region United Kingdom, Scotland, Islay
Brand Ardbeg Distillery
Alcohol/vol 47.4%
Proof 94.80
A glint of bright Gold (Auric). 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. With water, more herbal top notes like vetiver and fennel captivate and pull you in, while beguiling scents of aniseed, green apple and leather cause you to drop your guard. 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.
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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. Number 6 in the 2020 Top 20 Reviewed by: Susannah Skiver Barton (Winter 2020)

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