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Who will restore the balance?

Ardbeg Heavy Vapours Limited Edition + Wee Beastie 5 Years Old

Ardbeg Heavy Vapours Limited Edition + Wee Beastie 5 Years Old

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Heavy Vapours - Who will restore the balance?

Something weird has been going down at the Distillery.

The legendary purifier on the still – responsible for Ardbeg’s exalted balance – is nowhere to be seen. And this whisky – Ardbeg Heavy Vapours – is the consequence.

The familiar harmony between peat and floral fruitiness has been disrupted. What has risen are the untamed darker flavours and notes, gathering and filling the senses.

It is an ominous dram of dramatic, aromatic pungency. Heavy Vapours will rise.

Non-chill filtered.

Ex-bourbon cask. ABV 46%. 70cl.

A missing purifier. A dram forsaken. Who will restore the balance?

Colour:

Pale Straw

Aroma:

Smoke rises with a cloying sweetness. intense, pungent and aromatic, a distinctive farmyard scent drifts, along with a crunchy aroma, like creosote or tarry rope. a splash of water disturbs the vapours and dark chocolate cream billows, laced with a ribbon of smoked artichoke.

Taste:

Ardbeg’s untamed darker flavours and notes have risen. a burst of bittersweetness surges, disturbing ashy coal dust and casting a haze of cardamom, peppermint and coffee grits. clouds of dark chocolate and mentholic eucalyptus roll in, obscuring the fruit and floral notes usually found at the heart of ardbeg. wisps of aniseed twists, cinnamon balls and antiseptic lozenges float on the palate.

Finish:

The aftertaste lingers long and bold, with an almost anaesthetising sensation.


Wee Beastie - A monster of a dram. The rawest, smokiest Ardbeg ever.

Ardbeg Wee Beastie is the latest permanent expression to join Ardbeg’s core range. At just 5 years old, its incredible smokiness is untamed by age.

Together with intense aromas of cracked blacked pepper, Turkish coffee, sappy pine resin and a sharp tang of smoke, an explosive mouthfeel bursts forth with chocolate and tar. Savoury meats sink into the palate before a long salty mouth coating finish slinks away - revealing the inner beast of this Islay icon. Matured in ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks, Ardbeg Wee Beastie is perfect for enjoying neat or as the mouth-watering main ingredient in a powerfully smoky cocktail.

Non-chill filtered.

ABV 47.4%, 70cl.

Chocolate, tar, and savoury meats. Black pepper and sappy pine resin. Young and intensely smoky.

Colour:

A glint of bright Gold (Auric)

Aroma:

The first sniff alerts you to a nearby presence… heightened senses are filled with very bright, fresh herbal notes, with creeping hints of vanilla and pear. Rich Turkish coffee mingles with sappy pine resin, with honey-glazed ham lurking in the background.

With water, more herbal top notes like vetiver and fennel captivate and pull you in, while beguiling scents of aniseed, green apple and leather cause you to drop your guard. Out of nowhere, a sharp tang of smoke and a crack of fresh black pepper fire warning shots across the senses.

Taste:

Suddenly, a rich, explosive mouthfeel bursts forth with chocolate, creosote and tar. A powerful blast of eucalyptus thrashes about with antiseptic lozenges and aniseed. The raw, smoky intensity gathers pace, before smoked bacon and savoury meats sink into the palate.

Finish:

The long, salty mouthcoating finish retreats, with hints of cocoa and fudge slinking slowly away.

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