Produced in small batches to be released every year, this exceptionally rare and ever-changing 19 year old draws its inspiration from Islay’s Traigh Bhan beach, known locally as the Singing Sands.
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan Batch 2 is the second release in this exclusive 19 year old series. Following in the footsteps of the much lauded first batch, this whisky is a slight variation on the last.
The first batch of Traigh Bhan certainly went down a storm, and that’s probably because it was bottled in one. But this year, Batch 2 was bottled in a haar*. With subtle changes in the batch recipe, this rare whisky is an opportunity not to be mist…
*‘Haar’ is the Scots Gaelic word for ‘a thick coastal fog/mist’
“BATCH 2 BALANCES THE COMPLEX WITH THE CLASSIC – THIS IS THE EPITOME OF AN AGED ARDBEG.”
– DR BILL LUMSDEN
Ardbeg’s Head Whisky Creator, Dr Bill Lumsden, and Head of Maturing Whisky Stocks, Brendan McCarron, joined to discuss the finer details of Batch 2 and compare notes on what makes this bottling different from Batch 1.