Matured in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks, this sublime 19 year old Ardbeg Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the epitome of an aged Ardbeg. Part of a highly sought-after and collectable Ardbeg series, 19 Year Old Batch 3 is the latest expression. This batch is, like the bottles before it, is inspired by Islay’s Traigh Bhan beach.
This small batch 19 year old Ardbeg displays billowing wood smoke, bracing fresh sea spray and lime zest on the nose. A right sappiness gives way to tarry rope and treacle toffee, with waves of aniseed, walnut and gentle spice. A long finish carries bitter almonds and clove in its wake, slowly drifting away.
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan masterfully performs the impossible – balancing the lull and crescendo of its intense flavours. However, the story behind this rare aged liquid is what truly sets it apart… It was resigned to the furthest reaches of the Ardbeg Warehouse, and 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.
Bottled at 46.2% ABV - 92.4 Proof