The latest addition to the Ardbeg line-up of of Islay scotch whiskies is “Wee Beastie”. Translation is small creature which has a hint of ferocity and wildness. It might be a bit mischievous or hard to control.
In this instance, the ‘Wee Beastie’ is in fact the whisky itself. Only 5 years old yet incredibly powerful with a formidable bite.
The aroma is very fresh, herbal, with hints of vanilla, pear, freshly cracked black pepper and honey-glazed ham. Rich Turkish coffee, sappy pine resin. With water, more herbal notes like vetiver and fennel, along with aniseed, green apple and leather.
The whisky boasts a rich, explosive mouthfeel with lots of chocolate, tar, creosote and smoked bacon, followed by a burst of antiseptic lozenges, eucalyptus and more aniseed.
It wraps up with a long, salty and mouth-coating finish with hints of cocoa, fudge and savoury meats.
For more information contact your Moet Hennessy rep.