Traigh Bhan, 19 Years Old

ABV 46.2%
REVIEWED Issue 168
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Brand: Ardbeg
Expression: Traigh Bhan, 19 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 19 years old
ABV: 46.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 168
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Ah hello, smoke and salt loveliness, plates of chargrilled fruit, pineapple and peaches, together with prawns and lobster tails. Hints of woody pine resin too. Coal tar soap with a little minty edge.
Palate: Full-on smoke hits first, then chilli and paprika heat. Smoked tea with milk chocolate. The chilli takes a honey edge before the fresh wood smoke comes back again.
Finish: Long and smoky, chocolate cheesecake and peppermint oil.
Comment: The peaty side of Islay and at its best too. OA log burner full of peat briquettes.
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: Delicately fruited and floral, with some jasmine and lemon posset alongside salty pebbles and the dying sooty embers of a bonfire as well.
Palate: Creamy and almost fatty, it really coats the mouth. Lemon rind and vanilla crème play with delicate peat smoke and there’s a subtle salinity to it.
Finish: Crisp peat smoke and citrus oils. Lovely and long.
Comment: This would be excellent paired with fish or a lemon meringue pie.
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Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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