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ARDBEG TRAIGH BHAN 19 Years Old.
‘ Traigh Bhan ’(pronounced Tri Van).
The beach of Traigh Bhan is known locally as the ‘Singing Sands’.
For the first time in 20 years Ardbeg have released an aged whisky that is to be a permanent expression, produced in a single batch each year. To mark this occasion, each annual batch of Traigh Bhan will feature a unique code on the carton, bottle and foot label to indicate each of the small batch releases.The foot label on both carton and bottle will change each year, the rest of the design will remain the same.
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan is non chill-filtered and bottled at 46.2% ABV.
Nose: Gentle ripples of smoky pineapple, soured cream and wood smoke make for an irresistible nose. Newly planed oak and supple dark leather sing to your soul as sweet toffee and liquorice draw you in.
A splash of water releases a surge of unexpected notes. Struck flint, herbal pine resin and coal tar effervesce towards citrusy lime sherbet and subtle, yet sweet vanilla cheesecake.
Taste: The peaty power of this alluring spirit is undeniable, as it plunges your palate into its smoky depths An intensely salty mouthfeel drifts into sweet and sour notes of smoked chili chocolate and paprika Waves of toasted oak and roasted tea leaves emerge, before subsiding to reveal fresh peppermint fondant and salted white chocolate.
Finish: Firm but gentle, soothing wood smoke carries into a length, lingering finish resonating far beyond the glass.
Tasting notes courtesy of Ardbeg Distillery.