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William
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:59 pm    Post subject: Ardbeg Launch Wee Beastie 5 Year Old Reply with quote

Ardbeg has announced the launch of a new permanent addition to their core range, Ardbeg Wee Beastie 5 Year Old which has been matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks.

Bottled at 47.4% ABV and with a RRP of £40 it should be available from April

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https://www.scotchmaltwhisky.co.uk/ardbegweebeastie5yearold.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good, I will order a bottle if they are still delivering while I an stuck at home.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A young Ardbeg with a bit of sherry in it and 47.4%does sound appealing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, that's a very reasonable RRP for a 47% Age-Stated Ardbeg, no matter how young it is!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds very good and the confidence to put an age on the bottle.. Maybe positioning it up against Laphroaig QC? With the 10 often discounted to £37 from £47 I can imagine this dipping to around £30 at times which seems a bargain.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the sound of this one also.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MattS wrote:
Sounds very good and the confidence to put an age on the bottle.. Maybe positioning it up against Laphroaig QC? With the 10 often discounted to £37 from £47 I can imagine this dipping to around £30 at times which seems a bargain.

It's £37 at Sainsbury's right now Top Malt

Hopefully you're right regarding the price dipping below £30 on offer, that would make it a real bargain for an Ardbeg!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still trying to find the Wee Beastie for a friends BD next month..
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen May mentioned in a couple of places.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greenwelly via their Tyndrum site now saying …

"Ardbeg Beastie, hopefully soon, with all the chat online about it, it seems the UK is the only place that it's not released yet. (now hearing End June start of July for release here)!"
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This sounds nice and it's a reasonable price too. It's good to see a big name like Ardbeg confidently release an age stated whisky.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just spotted that Hard To Find Whisky is taking pre-orders for the Ardbeg Wee Beastie 5 Year Old priced £38.95 and it should ship the week commencing 13 July, you will find it here:

https://www.htfw.com/scotch-malt-whisky/islay/ardbeg?acc=fc490ca45c00b1249bbe3554a4fdf6fb
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad these are finally out! I have been watching them go for silly money at auction recently.

Having said that they may sell out fast and then everyone will flock back to the secondary market. Are Ardbeg definitely intending to make these as widely available as the rest of the core range?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been drinking it for months now as it has been in the EU since mid March.

It is a cracking wee dram. Top Malt
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's my understanding it is a new permanent addition to the core range. Cheers for the heads up William, looking forward to trying this.
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