Ardbeg 19YO Traigh Bhan Batch #3 700ml


Ardbeg 19YO Traigh Bhan Batch #3 700ml

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'. With notes of lime zest, seaspray and tarry rope, this sounds like splendid older Ardbeg to us. 

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.

Alc: 46.2%

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