ARDBEG 19 Year Traigh Bhan - Batch 3 46,2%
Ardbeg 19 year Traigh Bhan Batch 3 single malt, was inspired from Islay's Traigh Bahn beach, known locally as Singing Sands. For this Batch, we have a more spicy character, with an extraordinarily balanced flavour profile, with delicate notes of lime and nuts along side bold flavours of cayenne pepper and anise. Its fragrant and spicy, balanced character is result of its maturation in American oak and Oloroso sherry barrels.
An emblematic vintage which is a limited edition.
Nose : The smoke mingles with sea spray and pine. Followed by notes of anise, caramel and cayenne pepper, with citrus fruits, and lily flowers.
Palate : Rich, with smoke, tar and molasses caramel, anise twists.
Finish : Long and happy, with bitter almonds and cloves.
Founded in 1815 by John Macdougall, the Ardbeg distillery experienced a first period of closure between 1981 and 1989 and again in 1996, it reopened its doors a year later in 1997. In 2004, to the delight of its many aficionados, a first bottling of Ardbeg Very Young (only 6 years old) brought this legendary single malt from the Isle of Islay into a new era. The Ardbeg distillery produces some of the most peated single malts in Scotland. In the past, the lack of ventilation in the malt drying ovens retained the peat smoke, thus explaining the very peated character of its single malt. Ardbeg single malts combine charming rusticity, great finesse and a richness of expression worthy of the title “best peated whiskies”.
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