Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Year Old 2019 Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This stunning new Ardbeg is inspired by Islay’s Traigh Bhan beach, known by locals as the Singing Sands.
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Situated along the southern coast of the island of Islay, Ardbeg Distillery was founded in 1815 by the MacDougall Family. By the end of the 19th century, nearly one-third of the population of the island was employed at the distillery, which became notorious for producing some of the boldest and most robust Scotch whisky in the industry. Today, the distillery remains a testament to Scottish innovation and heritage.

Ardbeg Uigeadail (pronounced ""Oog-a-dal"" ) Single Malt Scotch Whisky takes its name from Loch Uigeadail, which is situated 800 feet above sea level and remains the only source of pure water for the distillery. "It's one of the raw materials we must have," says Michael Heads, Ardbeg's Distillery Manager, of the water sourced from the loch. "Loch Uigeadail" translates as the dark place — "it's got very deep, peaty water in it and it's what we require for making our bold whisky. So it's vitally important."

Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made from malted barley, which is peated to approximately 50 phenol parts per million. Once the peated barley arrives at the distillery, it is milled and mashed with water sourced from Loch Uigeadail before being fermented in washbacks made of Oregon pine. While wooden washbacks are more expensive and difficult to maintain as compared to stainless steel washbacks, they absorb a portion of the heat generated during the fermentation process and thus, create a lighter and more rich whisky. In addition, the wooden washbacks contribute estery, carbolic compounds to the whisky.

Following fermentation, which lasts for 55 hours, the wash is distilled twice, first through a copper-pot wash still and then again through a copper-pot spirit still. The spirit still is equipped with a purifier, which acts as small condenser and causes a portion of the evaporating vapors to be pumped back into the pot and then re-distilled. This purification process, which is rare in the industry, results in whisky that has a signature fresh and malty flavor.

This incredible 19-year-old whisky is matured in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks – Ardbeg Traigh Bhan effortlessly accomplishes the impossible balance. Ardbeg Traigh Bhan is inspired by Islay’s Traigh Bhan beach (known locally as the Singing Sands), this rare aged spirit is an enchanting reflection of the place to which it owes its name. The palate delivers a strong peaty experience followed by waves of toasted oak and paprika which glide towards a gentle finish that resonates long beyond the glass.

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Proof 92.4 (46.2% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Ardbeg Distillery
Size 750mL
Smoked pineapple, sour cream, aromatic wood smoke and oak followed by aromas of toffee, supple leather, sweet licorice and tar. The palate is complex with notes of flint, herbs, pine, citrus, sweet vanilla, smoked chilli chocolate and paprika, toasted oak and roasted tea leaves, fresh peppermint fondant and salted white chocolate. The finish is bold but soothing notes of aromatic wood smoke carry you into a long, lingering finish.
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