Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Distillery Manager/”heir apparent” to Dr. Bill Lumsden, Brendan McCarron and our friend Travis Tidwell join Pedro in the Whiskey Society for a private, intimate chat about Glenmorangie and Ardbeg. Brendan brought the inside information from the distillery; Travis brought four fantastic whiskies. Good times were had by all. We humbly present this conversation to you and hope that it meets your approval. Slàinte!
What We Drank:
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Years Old
Ardbeg An Oh
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Years Old
Ardbeg Supernova 2019
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About Ardbeg 19 (from ardbeg.com)
INTRODUCING AN ARDBEG OF IMPOSSIBLE BALANCE
The epitome of an aged Ardbeg – matured in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks – Ardbeg Traigh Bhan effortlessly accomplishes the impossible balance.
Ardbeg Traigh Bhan is a sublime 19 year old whisky and the Distillery’s latest small batch release. 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.
In a whisky where calm meets storm, experience seductively smooth beginnings, before powerful notes emerge in an intense crescendo. On the nose, discover elegant notes of herbal pine resin, smoky pineapple, and dark chilli chocolate.
On the taste, experience a peaty power that plunges your palate into smoky depths. Like the rocks that break the surface at Traigh Bhan, the true nature of this Ardbeg emerges. Waves of toasted oak and paprika guide your palate towards a gentle finish that resonates long beyond the glass.
Non chill-filtered at 46.2% ABV.
About Glenmorangie 14 (from glenmorangie.com)
A voluptuously silky spirit, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban is aged first in bourbon casks for smooth, fruity notes. We then finish this single malt whisky in ruby port casks to create velvety depth.
Our Quinta Ruban port cask finish brings chocolate boldness to Glenmorangie’s renowned smooth style. Non chill-filtered for additional aroma and mouthfeel, it is savoured all over the world.
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