Ardbeg Wee Beastie
Third Base Market & Spirits is thrilled to feature Ardbeg Wee Beastie, a youthful yet powerful addition to the revered Ardbeg lineup. This whisky, hailing from the rugged shores of Islay, Scotland, is a bold expression that invites you into a world of complex smokiness, tangy fruit, and rich texture.
- Name: Ardbeg Wee Beastie
- Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Age: 5 Years
- Region: Islay, Scotland
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 47.4%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Ardbeg Wee Beastie presents a luminous pale gold color, a subtle hint at its relative youth. When swirled in a glass, it reveals slow, oily legs, indicative of a full-bodied spirit.
The nose is a vivid parade of quintessential Islay characteristics—peat smoke is front and center, tinged with salty sea air and a surprising zesty citrus note, like fresh-squeezed lime. Waves of dark chocolate and black pepper bring complexity and depth.
As the name "Wee Beastie" suggests, this is a spirited whisky with an explosive palate. An initial burst of intense smokiness is quickly mellowed by flavors of cracked black pepper, dark chocolate, and a slight hint of caramel. The youthful energy is evident but well-balanced, offering a robust but not overwhelming flavor profile.
The finish is long-lasting and warming, echoing the palate with smoky and peppery notes. An intriguing blend of dark fruits, like black cherries, lingers in the background, accompanied by a subtle herbal undertone, perhaps reminiscent of dried thyme or rosemary.
Rich and oily, the whisky has a texture that allows the complex flavors to cling to your palate, enhancing the overall tasting experience.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Ardbeg Wee Beastie is an extraordinary whisky for those looking to explore the smoky, peaty character that Islay whiskies are famous for. Its youth lends it a fiery spirit, making it an excellent choice for both seasoned Islay enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
This whisky pairs wonderfully with strong, salty cheeses or smoky barbecued meats. Its robust flavor can stand up to intense culinary experiences.
This Islay gem is in high demand but currently available at Third Base Market & Spirits. We suggest you seize this opportunity to add a "beastie" to your whisky collection.
Unveil the untamed side of Islay with Ardbeg Wee Beastie. Perfect for those evenings when you crave an audacious, unforgettable dram. Cheers!