The Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19-year Single Malt Whisky Batch 3 is encompasses near perfect expressions of smoke, pine tar, salinity, and tangerine. This nose is stylistically in line with The Ardbeg, peaty yet clean and precise. A glass of this evokes Scotch Whisky's ability to transport ones self to the another place. A place of earth, sea, and smoke.
Follow your nose along the famous road from Port Ellen and you will eventually come to Ardbeg Distillery nestled in a rocky cove on Islay's southern tip. Since inception, Ardbeg has dealt with many trials and tribulations. From over-taxation in the late 1700's, to being mothballed in the late 1900's (much like Islay's indigenous townsfolk), it has seen it's fair share of hardships. Fortunately, a team of dedicated souls from Glenmorangie set about repairing and reviving the distillery and saved this historic brand from extinction. Utilizing divine older stock, they have crafted a few signature bottlings - including this one - that are highly coveted by malt enthusiasts.