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ARDBEG TRAIG BHAN 19YR
ARDBEG TRAIG BHAN 19YR
Item #: 94153
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ARDBEG TRAIGH BHAN 19 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

BATCH 2: AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MIST Produced in small batches to be released every 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 2 is the second release in this exclusive 19 year old series. Following in the footsteps of the much lauded first batch, this whisky is a slight variation on the last.

The first batch of Traigh Bhan certainly went down a storm, and that's probably because it was bottled in one. But this year, Batch 2 was bottled in a haar*. With subtle changes in the batch recipe, this rare whisky is an opportunity not to be mist...
*`Haar' is the Scots Gaelic word for `a thick coastal fog/mist'

TASTING NOTES:
In Ardbeg Traigh Bhan Batch 2, faint waves of sweet wood smoke and tart creme fraiche lap gently over bold notes of savoury fennel, celeriac and roasted tea leaves. A splash of water releases a gust of fresh seaspray, followed by irresistible aromas of leather, eucalyptus oil and pine.

Ripples turn to torrents as the true nature of this dram emerges. An intensely salty mouthfeel shifts like the tides into soothing medicinal notes. Swells of aniseed pass over the palate, before rich fudge, birch tar and peat smoke crash down wildly.

Eventually, savoury and smoke collide in a sharp, intense and satisfyingly long finish.

750ml bottle