Ardbeg to Release Fifth Bottling of 19-Year Traigh Bhan


September 19, 2023

Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Year 5 bottle with box square

This September, Ardbeg will launch the fifth bottling of its permanent 19-year-old expression, Ardbeg Traigh Bhan. Produced in small batches and released year on year, this exceptionally rare and ever-changing whisky draws its inspiration from Islay’s Traigh Bhan beach, known locally as the Singing Sands.

For Traigh Bhan Batch 5, careful variations in cask selection have led to an evolution of the flavor profile. Matured in classic Ardbeg ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks, this whisky ventures into sweeter, more tropical waters.

The Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Years Old series is one which has been globally recognized, reflected in an extraordinary list of accolades and awards, including Gold Awards from the IWSC (International Wine and Spirits Competition) and ISC (International Spirits Challenge).

Each batch carries its own unique code, batch symbol and initials from one of the Distillery’s famous faces – this year it’s Gillian Macdonald, Ardbeg’s Master Blender & Head of Whisky Creation, who said: “Ardbeg 19 Years Old Traigh Bhan Batch 5 brings with it … a side of this series that fans are yet to experience. We are thrilled to offer whisky lovers and collectors across the globe an opportunity to explore another new take on this impossibly balanced favorite. We hope that this bottling will spark conversations between Ardbeggians and their friends about the finer details of this ever-changing dram.”

Ardbeg 19 Years Old Traigh Bhan Batch 5, bottled at 46.2% ABV and with an SRP of $349.99, will be available to buy from whisky specialists, Ardbeg Embassies,online at, at selected retailers and from the Ardbeg Distillery. 

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