Monday, February 15, 2021

Ardbeg Wee Beastie 5 Islay Single Malt

Today, I am reviewing Ardbeg Wee Beastie 5 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Ardbeg- A monster of a dram. I intend to cover the following- 
-Brief history behind this whisky
-Tasting notes
- SJ's Rating 
- SJ's Pro tip

Ardbeg distillery was founded in 1815 and has come a long way and made a name for itself as an intensely smokey whisky. It has got it's ups and downs and calls itself "The greatest distillery in the world". I can see why and the peaty flavor it imparts is something out of this world. 
Just like the name suggests, it really is a monster of a dram. It is matured in ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks. 

Vital Stats- Ardbeg Wee Beastie 5 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Price- $39.99 for 750ml bottle 
Age- 5 years (at least)
ABV- 47.4%
Country of Origin- Scotland
Region- Islay
Distillery- Ardbeg Distillery
Awards won- Numerous awards for best smokey whisky(too many to list here) 

Tasting info-
Serving Glass- The Glencairn whisky glass
Serving Style- Neat & on the rocks
Appearance- Medium Gold

Aroma- Smokey, peat, spices, cinnamon
Flavor- Intense peaty, smokey, ultimate peaty flavor, robust non-chill filtration gives earthy feel
Body- Full
Finish- Long, bitter sweet peaty aftertaste
SJ's Rating- Top Shelf
Another example that the age statement is not necessary a factor when it comes to flavor. It's got the ultimate robust peaty flavor that I have started to like. Smooth & long lingering finish. What else would you need on a cold winter night. 
Occasions- Savor it watching a spagetti western movie by the fireside :-)
Cocktails- None
SJ's Pro tip- Give it as a gift to smokey whisky lovers. 

I absolutely enjoyed drinking and reviewing this whisky. Give it a shot and find out. Cheers!🥃🥃 Enjoy responsibly! 
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