Ardbeg 19 Year Old Traigh Bhan Whisky 'Batch 2' 70cl 46.2% ABV
Ardbeg 19 Year Old Traigh Bhan Whisky 'Batch 2'
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The second batch of the Ardbeg's Traigh Bhan, a 19 year old Whisky matured in American oak and ex-Oloroso sherry casks. This batch has been designated with flavours "fresh lime, roasted tea leaves and smoked pineapple". The youngest component whisky was distilled on 18th September 2000.
The epitome of an aged Ardbeg – matured in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks & Ardbeg Traigh Bhan effortlessly accomplishes the impossible balance. Ardbeg Traigh Bhan is a sublime 19 year old Scottish Whisky and the Distilleries latest small batch release.
Inspired by Islay'ss Traigh Bhan beach (known locally as the Singing Sands), this rare aged spirit is an enchanting reflection of the place to which it owes its name. In a whisky where calm meets storm, experience seductively smooth beginnings, before powerful notes emerge in an intense crescendo. On the nose, discover elegant notes of herbal pine resin, smoky pineapple, and dark chilli chocolate.
Nose: On the nose, faint ripples of sweet wood smoke and tart crème fraîche flowgently into bold notes of savoury fennel, celeriac and roasted tea leaves. Plunge further and discover alluring aromas of charcoal and lightly burnt toast. A splash of water releases a gust of fresh sea spray, followed by eucalyptusoil and pine. Finally, this irresistible nose ends with an unmistakable top note of saddle soap and leather.
Palate: 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.
Finish: Savoury and smoky notes collide in a sharp, intense, yet satisfyingly long finish.