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Ardbeg - Traigh Bhan 19 Years Old Batch 2 (2020) Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
‘ Traigh Bhan ’(pronounced Tri Van).
The beach of Traigh Bhan is known locally as the ‘Singing Sands’.
Inspired by the Singing Sands of Islay, this rare, small batch 19 Year Old Ardbeg reveals captivating notes of gentle, wood smoke, with gusts of fresh sea spray and eucalyptus on the nose. An oily mouthfeel leads into rich fudge, before smoky peat and aniseed crash down on the palate. Savoury and smoke combine in a sharp, intense and satisfyingly long finish. From the Ardbeg Distillery to Port Ellen and beyond, follow the rocky coast and you will discover the heavenly vista of Traigh Bhan, the beautiful beach known locally as the Singing Sands. This captivating place has white soft sands that sing beneath your feet, a hum that ebbs and flows with the winds and the tides. But beguiling as this place is, do not drop your guard. Bathing is ill advised in the seemingly tame crystal waters where jagged, volcanic rocks piece the sands along the shore, and plenty of this you will see on the packaging itself
Produced in a single batch each year, each annual batch of Traigh Bhan will feature a unique code on the carton, bottle and foot label.
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan is non chill-filtered and bottled at 46.2% ABV.
Nose: On the nose, faint ripples of sweet wood smoke and tart crème fraîche flow gently 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 eucalyptus oil and pine. Finally, this irresistible nose ends with an unmistakable top note of saddle soap and leather.
Taste: 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.
Tasting notes courtesy of Ardbeg Distillery.