Our tasting notes
Delicate, nuanced and fragrant – here’s an Ardbeg that has a measured and deliberate delivery that doesn’t overwhelm but rather takes you on a journey of discovery. The bouquet is a collage of lightly smoked salmon, smothered wet beach-fire, with venison notes and hints of granny smith apples followed by a rich palate brimming with sweet and sour pork, butter menthols and feta stuffed bell peppers. The finish brings waves of brine, oak, lemon peel and sweet sherry. – A real master class in whisky making – Ardbeg at the top of their game. A real winner.
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Year Old 700ml 46.2%
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A rare, permanent age-statement whisky from the Ardbeg portfolio
Cask type: American oak, Oloroso sherry.
Release Date: August 2019
Produced in small batches to be released every year, this exceptionally rare 19-year-old draws its inspiration from Islay’s Traigh Bhan beach (pronounced ‘Tri-Van’), known locally as the Singing Sands. Each one of these exclusive, small batch bottlings will feature a unique batch code and symbol, inspired by various distinguishing features around the Distillery with the batch codes changing with each release.
It’s the epitome of an aged Ardbeg – matured in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks – Ardbeg Traigh Bhan effortlessly accomplishes… the impossible balance.
Technical specs of the bottle label.
The batch code… decoded – TB/01-15.03.00/19.MH
TB – Traigh Bhan
01 – The batch number. With this number, you can trace the rarity of every Traigh Bhan.
15.03.00 – The date indicating the age of the youngest spirit distilled each year.
MH – The initials of a Distillery member who helped create the bottling for that year. This year’s bottling features our Distillery Manager, Mickey Heads.
With subtle changes in the batch recipe annually – as well as the ABV% – Ardbeg fans will enjoy exploring the finer details of this transformational whisky every time it comes around. This means that each bottle of Ardbeg Traigh Bhan is special, and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.
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Our tasting notes