ralfy review 843 – Ardbeg 5yo Wee Beastie @ 47.4%vol:



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40 Comments
  1. Reply
    James Murphy September 15, 2020 at 8:00 am

    My first thought when I tried it was, it’s like the 10 year old but with more meat on the bone and I think I prefer it to the 10 year. The Cory is my favorite and the 5 has become my less expensive Ardbeg. The 10 year is neither hot nor cold and because it’s is room temperature I don’t want it

  2. Reply
    Chicago John September 15, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Useful, informative, and entertaining for sure !! I've only started watching these reviews a few weeks ago and really enjoy them all, but this one is definitely my favorite so far.

  3. Reply
    Billy Hughes September 15, 2020 at 8:06 am

    I've still not opened my bottle — waiting on a time to share with some friends.

  4. Reply
    M! M! September 15, 2020 at 8:12 am

    To Ralfys list of amazing young whiskies I want to add ledaig! When ever you find a 4-6 year old version of that buy it.

  5. Reply
    Justin Martin September 15, 2020 at 8:20 am

    For those impatiently waiting…hang in there. IMO it isn’t something you’d feel good losing sleep over. It’s very spirit-driven and sensory (as it smacks you), but the finish will immediately make you long for what is already available- the Ten.
    Don’t get me wrong, it’s a quality dram for the money. But it won’t change your life. I’d rather buy a twice-as-much Ardbeg and stretch it farther. But if you’re on a budget for peat, look no further.

    Came back to say an 86 is dead-on.

  6. Reply
    kelly j September 15, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Love this scotch. Only 40-42.00 here in Ohio. Great deal for a great single malt.

  7. Reply
    Randy D. September 15, 2020 at 8:37 am

    I've been watching your channel now for some time, and enjoy it immensely! I was a 66 year old single malt virgin and the Wee Beastie is what I lost it too. Being totally honest, I really enjoy it, so much so Ive purchased a second bottle. Thanks

  8. Reply
    kelly j September 15, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Great review

  9. Reply
    David Carraway September 15, 2020 at 8:49 am

    I had guessed an 87

  10. Reply
    Erik Wait Whisky Studies September 15, 2020 at 8:53 am

    The Ardbeg Wee Beastie has been widely available here in California for over 3 months. I don’t understand why it took so long for you to get it.

  11. Reply
    CREOLE VIKING September 15, 2020 at 9:30 am

    I probably would not but again.
    Purchased two,will use the other for Bar BQ Sauce.
    Not my favorite.

  12. Reply
    Logan Ferguson September 15, 2020 at 9:52 am

    I found it got a lot better and mellowed out a bit after sitting in the glass for 15-20 minutes

  13. Reply
    BD CF September 15, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Sitting here sipping along with you. I actually like this one without water.

  14. Reply
    James W. September 15, 2020 at 10:26 am

    i was thinking it looked a tad dark for a 5 year but maybe its the camera. going to have to pick one up soon

  15. Reply
    JayJ September 15, 2020 at 10:41 am

    9:30 "She sells, seashells by the seashore"

  16. Reply
    Mike W. September 15, 2020 at 10:42 am

    I prefer the 5 to the 10.

  17. Reply
    Lelen Bates September 15, 2020 at 10:48 am

    I blend Ardbeg 10 and Laphroaig 10 to make a fuller experience that fill holes in each that I did not realize existed before I blended them. This is not a master blend by any measure, but it is good and now I want to add a wee beastie to the mix. Other reviewers steered me away from this and now Ralfy is bringing me back.

  18. Reply
    Robert Premeaux September 15, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Jalapeno pepper! Yes! I've been telling everybody there's jalapeno in that bottle. Thanks for another great review, Ralfy!

  19. Reply
    Kenneth Robertson September 15, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Great review and great commentary, as usual! I am really enjoying Wee Beastie as well.

  20. Reply
    sav September 15, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    I wonder how many bay leaves Ralfy chewed before starting this review ? Must have been at least 3. Word has it that chewing bay leaves makes you want to drink more tea.

  21. Reply
    Johnny Day September 15, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    You've mentioned peated Bunnahabhain a few times now – there's an independent 6-year Staoisha (TWB) available at the moment that it'd be great to see your take on.

  22. Reply
    Reb Mordechai September 15, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    According to official sources. Matured in Ex-Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry Casks
    but no information on First-Fill/Refill. However, my educated guess by looking at the colour and the lack of redness, is that those Sherry Casks are Refill.

  23. Reply
    ExitSpeed September 15, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    I sorted your videos in reverse order and enjoyed discovering your salt flat biking. I thought a related malt mention might be "midnight motorsport mobbers." Not sure if people use this slang there, but here "mob," is to travel somewhere quickly. My name is Daniel if you use this.

  24. Reply
    MrDdawson27 September 15, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    That bottle has taken a solid hit. Must be fairly tasty

  25. Reply
    SuperAWaC September 15, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    I am sensitive to bitter flavors, as a reference Guinness extra stout (US) is about as bitter as I can still enjoy for beers. What's a good genre of whiskeys for me?

  26. Reply
    CR Gallant September 15, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    I'd love to like this video Ralphy. But as I write this comment, there is currently 666 likes on this video. Seems quite right for the whisky. 666, number of the wee beastie, I believe the saying goes. Can't wait to get ahold of a bottle of this here in Canada. Cheers

  27. Reply
    Ray Banto September 15, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    In fact the most of ivory, that is traded nowerdays is harvested form marmoths, discovered in the permafrost.

  28. Reply
    John W September 15, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Looks like a nice little bottle that, Ralfy. For the price of it, I think it'll be well worth adding to the list. Like you said, if you have the 10 (which I do), then I'm sure you could create something even more special! Cheers mate, take care.

  29. Reply
    Chris B September 15, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    I love the bog body flavored wee beastie, and I am delighted wee got it here.

  30. Reply
    Stephen Thomson September 15, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Ralfy, greetings from Texas! I would love for you to review something from here, Balcones in particular are doing a lot of interesting things. The cask strength single malt is absolutely delicious.

  31. Reply
    Tech 49 September 16, 2020 at 1:29 am

    I enjoy this, to me it tastes like butterscotch.

  32. Reply
    TheTreize September 16, 2020 at 3:33 am

    Glenallachie 15?

  33. Reply
    Farlig66 September 16, 2020 at 5:46 am

    4:08 Hyperbole is pronounced HighPERbohlee

  34. Reply
    Idiot Incogneto September 16, 2020 at 5:55 am

    Seeing IOM on a regular bassis from Blackpool this week. We were in St Abbs at the weekend (many know it as the home of Thor – Asguard in the Marvel films) planning a trip to Aberdeen this weekend.

  35. Reply
    O M September 16, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Ralfy are you sure that is natural colour? Seems to me the ten year old is lighter in colour. Is there a sherry influence in the 5??

  36. Reply
    First Phil Whisky September 16, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Fascinating. Will have to try alongside my 10.

  37. Reply
    George O'Brien September 16, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Had a taste. Too sweet for me.

  38. Reply
    Tom Hall September 16, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Ralfy, not sure if you will see this so happy to open the debate to others as well. What is your view on paying higher prices for young whisky? Ive recently seen some 'special editions' with not insignificant price tags, are we getting value for money here?

  39. Reply
    David Hayes September 16, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Thyme waits for no man ….. nor whiskies apparently…

  40. Reply
    birddog2017 September 16, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Your decanter triggered a memory of when I was a lad with my father visiting a liquor store. Behind the counter,
    high up on a shelf, there were a series of ceramic decanters for sale. I remember birds, dogs, sports, and military equipment. There was even a moose. Thanks.

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