Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Years Old

$430.00

Description

Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Years Old is the second batch of the Traigh Bhan which has been aged in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks for no less than 19 years.  This whisky has been inspired by Islay’s Traigh Bhan beach (known locally as the Singing Sands), a whisky that is the epitome of an aged Ardbeg. A collectable whisky which is part of the core range but produced in batches each year. The introduction to some subtle changes from the first recipe have enhanced the the perfect balance and produced a whisky not to be missed. Non chill-filtered and bottled at 46.2% abv. On the nose, waves of sweet wood smoke and tart crème fraîche lap gently over bold notes of savoury fennel, celeriac and roasted tea leaves. A splash of water releases a gust of fresh seaspray, followed by irresistible aromas of leather, eucalyptus oil and pine. whiskey club

Critic tasting note: (2005 vintage) “Plenty of peat up front, along with whiffs of vanilla, citrus, and tobacco before the maritime notes kick in—dried seaweed, sea salt, and brine. Vanilla and lemon tart on the palate, with light soapiness. It’s delicate, sweet, creamy, and dessert-like. The finish is flavorful with Creamsicle and more vanilla, and the peat reappears. Very balanced overall—not a peat bomb—with subtle sweetness and depth, and peat in a strong but supporting role.”

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