Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Year Old Batch 3, 70cl
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan Batch 3 is the third release in this exclusive 19 year old series. Following in the footsteps of the batches that came before it, slight changes to cask selection mean the notes in this whisky vary from the last. Batch 3 has evolved into an overall more spicy dram. An impossibly balanced flavour profile gives rise to delicate notes of zesty lime and walnuts alongside bolder flavours of cayenne pepper and aniseed.
However, while changes to the liquid may be subtle, the story behind Batch 3 is something entirely unique...
A whisky resigned to the furthest reaches of the Ardbeg Warehouse, Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Years Old Batch 3 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.
In Ardbeg Traigh Bhan Batch 3, faint waves of scented woodsmoke mingle with sea spray and pine resin. Decidedly more spicy than previous batches, wisps of aniseed toffee and cayenne pepper follow on the breeze, while citrus laps over notes of fresh lilies. With a splash of water, waxy notes and charcoal flow into droplets of classic Sherry and linseed oil.