Ardbeg 5 Year Old Wee Beastie
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 47.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • dark chocolate
  • brine
  • vanilla
  • black pepper
  • woody
  • coffee
  • meat
  • herbs

Ardbeg

5 Year Old Wee Beastie (0.75l, 47.4%)
Price $42.99

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Character Goatson
Ardbeg lights up their "little monster" Islay Single Malt as a core offering designed for the modern Whisky palate.

In an age of Whisky start-ups, Ardbeg is refreshing blast from the past. They have been making Malt Whisky on the same site since 1798. The product was so popular that they ramped up production to commercial levels in 1815. That’s more than two-hundred years of Single Malt wonder. Like nearly all of her Islay sisters, Ardbeg is a peated dram. But Ardbeg is known for gentle smoky smoothness with the vast majority of production going into the greatest blended Scotches. But true Single Malt releases are in high demand and they consistently deliver.

We LOVE the name — Ardbeg Wee Beastie. Isn’t that great? This Single Malt is called a little monster. And it lives up to its name. It’s the newest addition to the core Ardbeg line-up and it’s both sharp and smoky. Now, you probably expect an Islay Single Malt to be smoky. But this is a younger dram of five years in the barrel, so the smoke shines even brighter. But you still have all the greatness of the Ardbeg we all know and love at an attractive price point. It’s like finding a Ferrari at half price.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 47.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Light Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is sharp and fresh with distinct notes of vanilla, black pepper, wood sap, and espresso.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors really jump with notes of hickory-smoked bacon, eucalyptus, and dark chocolate.

Finish
The finish is long and briny with a coating mouth-feel.
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  • smoky
  • dark chocolate
  • brine
  • vanilla
  • black pepper
  • woody
  • coffee
  • meat
  • herbs
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Ardbeg's signature 10YO won "World Whisky of the Year" in 2008.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Ardbeg's signature 10YO won "World Whisky of the Year" in 2008.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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