Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch
Inspired by Islay's rugged Traigh Bahn (pronounced tri-van) beaches, this peaty smoky single malt is like no other. Each batch reveals a slightly different expression, adding an element of intrigue to an already exceptionally rare whisky.
Like the waves crashing against the rocks of Traigh Bahn, this third batch offers aromas and flavours of sea spray, as well as smooth toffee, smoke and pine resin. It is a rare 19-year-old, small-batch bottling from Ardbeg, makers of the world’s smokiest, peatiest Islay malt whisky.
Just one batch of Ardbeg 19 Years Old Traigh Bhan will be released each year, which adds to the intrigue and mystique. It is matured for 19 years in American oak and oloroso sherry casks and non chill-filtered for ultimate mouthfeel, depth and body.
An intensely salty mouthfeel shifts like the tides into soothing medicinal notes, followed by salted peanut brittle, smoked pineapple and lime juice. Waves of aniseed lap over the palate, before rich fudge, birch tar and peat smoke crash down wildly. This is a dram that coaxes you in, and all assumptions are best left behind. Simply let this alluring spirit surprise and delight.