Ardbeg Distillery Traigh Bhan Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 19 year old
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan Batch 4, is a 19-year old heavily peated single malt that’s matured in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks and released annually in small batches.
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan has subtle differences in flavor profile from year to year, and Batch 4 will feature a higher proportion of Oloroso Sherry casks compared to previous releases.
Official tasting notes for Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Year Old Batch 4 follow:
Nose: Rising aromas of herbal pine and fennel flow into sharp notes of citrusy lime sorbet and medicinal lozenge, while eucalyptus and saddle soap follow on the breeze. A splash of water releases a cascade of hazelnut, sweet vanilla, and currants, before rich minted chocolate brings the nose to a close.
Palate: An intense wave of wood smoke crashes over the palate, leaving ripples of decadent dark chocolate and ground coffee in its wake. Sweeter notes of lemon curd and peanut brittle cut through the swell to reveal delicate hints of creamy raisin fudge and hazelnut. The allure of this rare dram continues with suggestions of more medicinal and spicy notes. From the rich, smoky depths, menthol, fresh lemongrass, aniseed, clove, and white pepper emerge.
Finish: Sweet and peat collide with creamy vanilla fudge, dark cocoa powder, and a warm, woody, clove tingle. A sharp, intense, and satisfyingly long finish.
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Year Old Batch 4 is bottled NCF (non-chill filtered) at 46.2% ABV