Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Year Old Batch #3

Ardbeg Distillery (Scottish Gaelic: Taigh-stail Àirde Beaga) is a Scotch whisky distillery in Ardbeg on the south coast of the isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides group of islands.

The distillery is owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, and produces a heavily peated Islay whisky.  The distillery uses malted barley sourced from the maltings in Port Ellen.

The Ardbeg distillery has been producing whisky since 1798 and began commercial production in 1815.

Fans of the famous Islay distillery had to wait nearly twenty years for a new permanent age-stated bottle to be added to the Ardbeg core-range of products. First released in September 2019, Traigh Bhan is a small batch release, joining (when available) the classic Ten year old, Corryvreckan, Uigedail and the An Oa.

Named after Islay's Traigh Bhan beach, the whisky will be available in limited batches and produced on an annual basis. Each batch will feature a unique code on the carton and bottle which drinkers can enter into the distillery's website to find out about that particular batch.

This third batch release has been aged in a combination of American oak and ex-Oloroso sherry casks before being bottled at 46.2%.


    Nose: Smoke, ash, citrus, marzipan, fresh wood, orange peel, apricot, smoked pineapple, banana, anise.

    Taste: Slightly sweet, seaweed, salty liquorice, white pepper, anise, cloves, fleshy, ripe fruit.

    Finish: Long, powerfully spicy, peppery, citrus, ginger, smoke.