Ardbeg 19 year old Traigh Bhan (Batch 2), 46.2%

Price: $300 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The early nose offers hand-rolled tobacco, ginger, black pepper, and fragrant woodsmoke. Medicinal notes, brine, and lemon develop in time. Sweet peat smoke, tropical fruits, toffee, and aniseed on the palate, with smoked haddock and a suggestion of tar. Iodine, black pepper, and sea salt in the lengthy finish.