Ardbeg 5 year old Wee Beastie, 47.4%

Price: $47 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Full-on Ardbeg on the nose! Hot tar, lemon juice, charcuterie, thick peat smoke, ginger, and a hint of Jaffa oranges. The palate is oily and well-integrated, with black pepper, coal tar soap, cloves, vanilla, and orchard fruits. Spicy in the lengthy finish, with more tar, peat, and salty oak.