Ardbeg Supernova

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
SN 2019
Ex-Bourbon Casks
53.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Committee Release
Added on
11 May 2019 12:39 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 300,21

71 × in wishlist

93 × member ratings

1166 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Supernova

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.25 points

  1. Othorion did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This whisky is probably a good one, as Ardbeg usually releases stuff that is at least drinkable!
    But this long list of bottle flipper ratings way before the actual product will be delivered is just ridiculous!

    Can I have a Blacklist for users so that their ratings will not be taken into account when I look at a whisky, please!!!

  2. Nikilema scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    An incredibly good Ardbeg, after many mixed bottlings for the Committee members, smoky, incredibly sweet and caressing on the nose and mouth. I am very stunned! A great committee bottling, with 150 € unfortunately priced athletic, but unfortunately I have to say, it is just worth it, especially if you take the current 19-year-old Traigh Bhan as a comparison, (which is not quite fair, but I just compare Geschmacks / Preisleistungsverhältnis) here wins the Supernova 2019 easy. Great malt!
    And yes, my bottle was delivered today and just opened, shared and bottled for good friends! Whisky is there to drink and this is my lens rating!

  3. Okto-Bull did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The capsule can easily be removed and put back on the bottle without breaking/damaging it.
    So, you will never be sure what you get when you buy a bottle from the marketplace...or ebay or bottleflippers in general.

  4. Whisky-Raritäten scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Tasting: Ardbeg Supernova 2019 versus 2015


  5. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Strong sweetish smoke is pouring into my nose. Unique Ardbeg ash paired with sweet caramel notes, oranges, licorice, delicate vanilla, cake dough, mint and some pine resin. Light white wine notes come through as soon as the smoke settles. I also think of wet slate. The alcohol is great involved. Over time, the sweetness in the nose becomes more intense and the smoke almost disappears. Now I also discover anise.

    Taste: Wow. Violent start. The alcohol, which was barely noticeable in the nose, is right there on the tongue. It seems to me that I bit into a piece of charred wood. That may sound daunting, but that's exactly what I was hoping for. The second sip is then almost tame, but still powerful. Again there are sweet caramel and vanilla notes, pine needles, some citrus and salted butter.

    Finish: Medium, smoky, tingling, sweet with a touch of spicy oak and some orange peel.

    Conclusion: As I said, I have expected from the most heavily peated Ardbeg a decent punch and he definitely brings with him on the tongue. Surely this bottling is still very young. The mineral slate notes and the overall impetuous appearance are clear evidence of this. The youth is the Malt very well and I like young Islay whisky now very much. For collectors sure a bottling, which definitely has to be in the closet. For me very tasty, but rather uninteresting by the rather high price of just under 160 € with shipping.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    After a very gentle nose, it surprises on the tongue with a nice taste explosion that reaches into the long finish.
    Although its 2010er predecessor on the 60 Vol .-% comes, the 2019 issue is not so unlike the very successful Ardbeg Supernova SN 2010!
    Here you should have a whole bottle of fun in the glass.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A strong, fruity-sweet smoky note, the lemon peel, red apples, melon water and a touch of strawberry jam in the nose. Very fresh and light, almost floating. Although intense, the smoky note is a pleasant companion to the fruit.
      Rape honey, cereals. Werther's real, hand-warm.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Powerful start with smoked lemon slices, oranges, stalked wood, pepper and a good portion of chili. In fact, it is "spicy", without the sharpness is caused by any kind of alcohol note. Dry from the beginning. Aged, dried kelp, tar paper. Less ashy-cold smoke, as it is usually used at Ardbeg, it is more like a warm campfire with a rich peat content. Very nice interplay between the fruits on the one hand and the smoke as well as the sharpness / spice on the other side. Coffee beans, leather.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and dry. Intense peat smoke, pepper, chilli powder, liquorice, strawberry jam, smoked lemon slices, toffee, latte.

  7. rampah scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. malthead-1984 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    launch price 150€+8€shipping

  9. LukeFive did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Product Details:

    It’s back, and it’s on a mission to take your taste buds to peaty parts unknown…

    This year’s limited edition bottling, Ardbeg Supernova 2019, will change your sensory perceptions of what whisky can be. A heavily peated Ardbeg of stellar proportions, this dram is an abduction of the senses.

    Enter into realms of sweet treacle toffee, navigate thick clouds of aniseed, menthol and soot, before finally re-emerging through a dense nebular of peat and smoke. Whisky will never be the same again.

    Ardbeg Supernova 2019 – the sensory abduction nobody saw coming…

    Non chill-filtered at 53.8% ABV

  10. katarn_rb did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Taste description of the manufacturer
    • Nose
      Clouds of tart anise, menthol and eucalyptus are surrounded by a sweet toffee scent. A touch of peppermint, some fennel and a distant, mysterious scent of camphor oil. With a little water more toffee notes with dry earthy peat.
    • Taste
      A tingling-peppery mouthfeel results in a veritable eruption of intense, earthy-smoky notes - with a fragrant mist of campfire, soot, smoke oak, birch teas and menthol.
    • Finish
      Incredibly long, with different layers of soft-toffee, aniseed, oak tannins, cloves and a touch of bittersweet, spicy Sevilla oranges in the finish.


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