Small Batch Release: Matured in American oak and Oloroso Sherry Casks. NOSE: Smoky pineapple and aromatic wood smoke . TASTE: An intensely salty mouthfeel drifts into sweet and sour notes of smoked chili chocolate and paprika along with waves of toasted oak and roasted tea leaves. FINISH: Firm but gentle, soothing wood smoke carries into a lengthy, lingering finish. Distillery Notes
96 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2020
Evocative and captivating on the nose with intense aromas of chili powder, dark chocolate, citrus pith, campfire smoke, and damp wood. The palate offers tropical fruits, fresh cream, and caramel lifted by black pepper and fenugreek before a long, toffee-tinged finish ensues.
Ardbeg releases a new 19 Years Old Limited Edition named after one of Islay’s beautiful beaches, “Traigh Bhan” (pronounced Tri-van), which is also known locally as the “Singing Sands”
Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distilling, whisky creation & whisky stocks, said: “A new, permanent aged Ardbeg is a rare occurrence, and cause for celebration. We hope that, by slightly tweaking the batch recipe year-on-year, Ardbeggians can have some fun exploring the finer details of this ever-changing dram. As far as taste goes, this 19 year old whisky plunges the palate into notes of smoky pineapple and aromatic wood smoke, with a sweet mouthfeel of smoked chilli chocolate and paprika. The intense notes then peter out through a long, smoky finish.”
The plan is to make up a batch of Traigh Bhan each year which will be available in limited quantities. Each batch will be slightly different and have a unique code so that Arbeg aficionados can find out more about the liquid in their bottle.
Ardbeg 19 Yr. Traigh Bhan Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Brand: Ardbeg Distillery
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 2
- SKU #: 8162