Ardbeg Traigh Bhan is a sublime 19 year old whisky and the Distillery’s latest small batch release. Inspired by Islay’s Traigh Bhan beach (known locally as the Singing Sands), this rare aged spirit is an enchanting reflection of the place to which it owes its name.
In a whisky where calm meets storm, experience seductively smooth beginnings, before powerful notes emerge in an intense crescendo. On the nose, discover elegant notes of herbal pine resin, smoky pineapple, and dark chilli chocolate.
On the taste, experience a peaty power that plunges your palate into smoky depths. Like the rocks that break the surface at Traigh Bhan, the true nature of this Ardbeg emerges. Waves of toasted oak and paprika guide your palate towards a gentle finish that resonates long beyond the glass.
Nose: Gentle ripples of smoky pineapple, soured cream, aromatic wood smoke and newly planed oak. Aromas of toffee, supple leather, sweet liquorice & tar draw you in.
A drop of water release notes of struck flint, herbal, pine resin and coal tar. Citrus lime effervesces towards sweet vanilla cheesecake.
Palate: An intensely salty mouthfeel drifts into sweet and sour notes of smoked chilli chocolate and paprika. Surging waves of toasted oak and roasted tea leaves emerge, before subsiding to reveal fresh peppermint fondant and salted white chocolate.
Finish: Bold but soothing notes of aromatic wood smoke carry you into a long, lingering finish – resonating far beyond the glass.