Ardbeg 19 Year Old Traigh Bhan 2021 Batch 3

£390.00

Bottle Size 70cl
The third release of Ardbeg's 19 year old expression, Traigh Bhan. A small batch bottling with the youngest spirit having been distilled on the 10th October 2001, matured in a mixture of American oak and Oloroso sherry casks and bottled 'during a lockdown'.
Alcohol 46.2% ABV
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan Batch 3 is the third release in this exclusive 19 year old series. Following in the footsteps of the batches that came before it, slight changes to cask selection mean the notes in this whisky vary from the last.
Age 19 Year Old
Each batch of Traigh Bhan will be a slight variation on the last. This is due to minor changes in the cask selection. The main difference with Batch 3 is that it has been imbued with an altogether more fragrant, spicy character.
Style Single Malt Whisky
Cask Type American oak and ex-oloroso Sherry
The epitome of an aged Ardbeg – matured in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks – Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Years Old Batch 3 achieves the impossible balance.
Bottler Ardbeg
Distillery Ardbeg
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Chill Filtered No
Tasting Notes 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 pine resin, 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.
Palate
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.

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Description

Ardbeg 19 Year Old Traigh Bhan Batch 3

Produced in small batches and released year on year, this exceptionally rare and ever-changing 19 year old draws its inspiration from Islay’s Traigh Bhan beach, known locally as the Singing Sands.

Ardbeg Traigh Bhan Batch 3 is the third release in this exclusive 19 year old series. Following in the footsteps of the batches that came before it, slight changes to cask selection mean the notes in this whisky vary from the last. Batch 3 has evolved into an overall more spicy dram. An impossibly balanced flavour profile gives rise to delicate notes of zesty lime and walnuts alongside bolder flavours of cayenne pepper and aniseed.

However, while changes to the liquid may be subtle, the story behind Batch 3 is something entirely unique…

A whisky resigned to the furthest reaches of the Ardbeg Warehouse, Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Years Old Batch 3 was one of the only spirits in the Distillery’s history to be bottled in the midst of a global lockdown.

Having spent months on end behind closed doors, this unprecedented bottling is now ready to come out from the dark… and into the light.

 

Additional information

Weight 2 kg