Ardbeg Traigh Bhan is a bottling that perfectly embodies the place to which it owes its name. In a whisky of incredible contrasts where calm meets storm, experience seductively smooth beginnings, before powerful notes emerge in an intense crescendo. The epitome of an aged Ardbeg – matured in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks – Ardbeg Traigh Bhan effortlessly accomplishes...the impossible balance.
The nose offers sweet wood smoke and creme fraiche, which develops into savoury fennel and roasted tea leaves. The palate has salty notes to start which shift to gentle medicinal notes, followed by peanut brittle, smoked pineapple, and zesty lime juice. The finish returns to big savoury and smoky notes which linger.
A wonderful example of the refined peaty complexity of old Ardbeg.
700mL | 46.2%ABV