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Ardbeg 19 Year Old Traigh Bhan Batch 3

$349.99

Size
750ml, bottle

This rare Ardbeg 19 Year Old Traigh Bhan Batch 3, limited-edition Islay single malt scotch matures for 19 years in a combination of American oak and oloroso sherry casks. Inspired by Islay's Traigh Bhan beach, it offers a complex flavor profile with notes of smoke, spice, and citrus.

Description

Ardbeg 19 Year Old Traigh Bhan Batch 3 takes you on a captivating flavor journey, shaped by 19 years of maturation in American oak and oloroso sherry casks. Imagine yourself on Islay’s famous Traigh Bhan beach, with the salty sea spray tingling your nose. The first whiff of the whisky evokes that very essence – a wave of sea air mingles with earthy smoke, reminiscent of a dying beach bonfire. Hints of pine needles and sun-warmed citrus zest add a touch of freshness. As you delve deeper, unexpected aromas emerge. The sweetness of licorice and toffee mingles with the surprising heat of cayenne pepper, creating a delightful tension.

The palate continues this exploration of contrasting flavors. Initially, rich, almost sappy textures coat your tongue. Then, the signature Ardbeg smokiness takes center stage, notes of tar and aniseed swirling with surprising intensity. Don’t be surprised if a burst of sweetness, like treacle toffee, peeks through the smoke, a testament to the influence of the oloroso sherry casks. The finish is long and complex, leaving a lingering warmth of bitter almond and clove.

Batch 3 Twist: Compared to previous batches, Batch 3 offers a more pronounced spicy character. The initial blast of cayenne pepper on the nose is a clear indicator, carrying over to the palate with a persistent heat. This adds another layer of intrigue to the already complex flavor profile, making it a unique expression for Ardbeg enthusiasts to explore.

 

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

46.20%

Country

Scotland

Region

Islay

Brand

Ardbeg

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Smoky pineapple and aromatic wood smoke.

Finish

Finish

Firm but gentle, soothing wood smoke carries into a lengthy, lingering finish.

Taste

Taste

An intensely salty mouthfeel drifts into sweet and sour notes of smoked chili chocolate and paprika along with waves of toasted oak and roasted tea leaves.