Ardbeg 5 Years Wee Beastie

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27336
Ardbeg
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
5 Years
47.4%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Vanilla:
Spices:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Caramel:
Heather:
Herbs:
Nuts:
Salt:
Bonfire Smoke:
Ham:
Strawberry:
Zitrus:
Medicinal Smoke:
Oil:
Apple:
Barley:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Malt:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Pepper:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Bonfire Smoke:
Salt:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Heather:
Leather:
Malt:
Medicinal Smoke:
Nuts:
Oil:
Strawberry:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Apple:
Cherry:
Dark Chocolate:
Ginger:
Ham:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Peach:
Pear:
Tobacco:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Maritime Notes:
Sweet:
Seaweed:
Salt:
Pepper:
Chili:
Herb:
Bonfire Smoke:
Dark Chocolate:
Malt:
Medicinal Smoke:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Anise:
Barley:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Nutmeg:
Nuts:
Pineapple:

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13. Feb 2021
Nosing: Peat SmokeHamBarleyStrawberryLemon Peel and Vanilla in time

Taste: Peat SmokeBonfire SmokeLeather
Dark Chocolate with the addition of water

Finish: AlmondsPineappleNutmegPepper distant Medicinal Smoke

Comment: To address the obvious expectation, smoke is present but not overwhelming on the nose. There is an equal measure of sour citrus influence for every wisp of peat. Barley sugar sweetness bridges the gap between the sour and the umami smoke influence of The Wee Beastie. I venture to say that the longer this whisky airs out in the glass (>1 hour for me), the sweeter its scents lean.

Both peat and bonfire smoke show up more prominently on the palate, but this whisky's arrival is nonetheless just a touch flat. But just when one might be ready to accept disappointment, a flash of fruit and spice appear to provide a reinvigorated finish.

Water dampens this whisky's scent profile without revealing much new on the nose. However, a lingering dark chocolate note is added on the palate, and through the finish, with a splash of water.

The Wee Beastie is a complete, three-phase whisky - nose, palate and finish all contributing in their own way rather than just parroting one another.
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