ARDBEG WEE BEASTIE 5YR ISLAY SINGLE MALT WHISKY
WHISKEY ADVOCATE'S TOP 10 2020: #6
Tastes Like: An easier drinking peaty single malt with plenty of structure and a generous helping of smokey flavor, but without the aggression usually found in peat-bombs.
Pairs With: Grilled Cheese with leeks, S'mores, ice and a long sit in a leather chair.
What the Pros Say: Whiskey Advocate - 94 Points: "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."