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Ardbeg - Traigh Bhan 19 Years Old Batch 3 (2021) 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 wood smoke, bracing fresh seaspray and lime zest on the nose. A rich sappiness gives way to tarry rope and treacle toffee, with waves of aniseed, walnut and gentle spice. A long finish carries bitter almonds and clove in its wake, gently drifting away.
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 features a unique code on the carton, bottle and foot label.
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan is non chill-filtered and bottled at 46.2% ABV.
Nose: A burst of sweet, scented wood smoke billows, mingled with hints of sea spray, as if carried on a breath of wind along a shoreline Wisps of pineresin, aniseed toffee and a suggestion of flowering lilies follow on a breeze Citrus zest and a touch of a cayenne pepper flood in A sudden splash of water brings forth floral waxy notes along with charcoal and fish oil, and finally a drop of classic Sherry and linseed oil.
Taste: A tide of rich, sappy texture is followed moments later by classic, sweet, smokiness, with tarry rope and treacle toffee bobbing on the palate aniseed twists and soot ripple in a second wave smoke is distant now but present, while smoked brown sugar, sugar coated walnuts and gentle spices ebb and flow.
Finish: A long, unhurried finish carries bitter almonds, linseed oil, clove, pepper and soot in its wake, slowly drifting away.
Tasting notes courtesy of Ardbeg Distillery.