Ardbeg Supernova

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stellar Release
Number of bottles
58.9 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L9 078
Added on
05 Feb 2018 4:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 489.09

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481 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Supernova

55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.11 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I'm in love!
    This whisky has to offer new variations of its flavors with each sip
    his youthful power mixes with the skill and the experience
    his master

    yes, I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      Peat fire in the fog
      burnt cold wood
      Smoke from bacon smoking
      pine needles
      fresh fish
      sweet vanilla
      a very male nose
      that smells of adventure and danger
    • Taste
      Suddenly you feel smooth and cool
      very pleasant a peat fire on your tongue
      and yet it is hot and makes your tongue glow
      cools down again
      You have sweet peat in your mouth
      with vanilla and the taste of an old car repair shop
      a burnt down cold hearth
    • Finish
      Burnt with hot smoke and cold ashes
      Malt that changes from sweet and smoky to dry and salty
      a constant interplay
      to the end wet and salt liquorice in the midst of a cooled fire

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very nice grenade. A must for every smoke lover!
    • Nose
      actually not very smoky in the beginning but more light fruit, a bit of banana, vanilla, the classic Ardbegsüße is there, a touch of cinnamon, yes ok and the smoke is there, but not as intense as expected, the smoke goes hand in hand with the cinnamon note, caramel, a bit of grated lemon zest, malt with water I still find salted fish
    • Taste
      ok here is the smoke now omnipresent, intense, powerful, here too cinnamon, sweet, banana, salty, vanilla, some pepper, wow is the smoky, there can not keep Octomore, as if you had kindled a campfire in the mouth with water, it becomes extremely creamy, almost syrupy, nothing changes in the aroma cargo
    • Finish
      Smoke, smoke, smoke, dry, the whole mouth is full of it, the banana lingers for quite a long time, slightly sweet, warming, the smoke lasts indefinitely

  3. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This Ardbeg is turned out quite well but before something for
    true smoke lovers. A little too much smoke for me
    and not enough sweet.
    I praise the bottlings from Uigeadail and TEN
    from before 2008.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Quite strong smoke followed by a delicate sweetness, some banana,
      Citrus aromas, vanilla, cinnamon and a light sea breeze.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strongly smoky, massive, cinnamon, a bit sweet and salty, again
      Banana and vanilla, peppery tingling.
    • Finish
      82 82
      A lot of smoke, hardly any sweet, hardly any fruit. Very dry and tart.

  4. Ficelli scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Foudos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Kensay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad young Ardbeg, maybe this is not my style, but I absolutely do not understand what the money is for, there is absolutely nothing outstanding in it, neither a gamut of emotions, nor depth. Young, energetic and flat
    • Nose
      Young, very rich, winey. Wormwood, seaweed. iodine
    • Taste
      Wormwood in salted brine, iodine algae, tart persimmon
    • Finish
      Spices, young wood, a drop of lemon juice

  7. vveed4z0 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

  8. gossm01 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It has an oily viscosity and its bouquet is of relatively strong intensity. I have aromas of intense dry peat smoke, citrus fruit, vanilla, pipe tobacco, ash, spicy oak and maritime notes. Moderately complex. A good balance between sweetness and dryness in terms of taste. The alcohol is well integrated and it is heavy.

  9. GadflyDrinker scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    This was tasted along side all versions of the Supernova (besides the committee). This came in second place to the 2014. The balance on this one is INSANE its peaty, briney, and chocolaty all at the same time, I am grateful that I have a closed one of these in the bank!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. sakis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88


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