Ardbeg Supernova

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
SN 2010
60.1 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L10 070 14:32 6ML
Added on
17 Apr 2010 7:59 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 424.78

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Supernova

76 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.22 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Great interplay of nose and palate, plus a nice long finish - just awesome.
    • Nose
      Very gentle and harmless, he stalks his nose. Lemon cake flatters the nose, next to fine / fine-spicy smoke. As bright as he looks, he seems so light with his apple and pear notes and the bashful look around the notes of grease and diesel exhaust. Alone - you do not really want to trust him ...
    • Taste
      Yes, it is. And that is not due to the undiluted very good edible 60.1%. Now hot smoke floods the mouth, lemon juice and applesauce. He is dry and strict and then very quick ashes. Some vanilla and lemon feather the smoke, but the smoke / ash is omnipresent and sets the pace.
    • Finish
      Long and pleasantly dry with endless plume of smoke and towards the end increasing sweetness of light fruits.

  2. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    young eater, smoky eater. The nose is really good. But in the mouth you soon have the feeling of the young, overbearing half-hearted. Hopefully the 2014 version can offer more. Anyway: I can not necessarily perceive the additional 45 ppm.
    • Nose
      Pure: delicious, smoky, fresh, slightly spicy and grassy typical Islay nose. It is noteworthy that, despite the almost double the smoke content, this is not perceptibly more intense. Maybe there is a saturation of phenol receptors in the nose that is reached earlier than 100 ppm? Anyway, good Ardbegnase! With water: sweeter, more pleasant, but still very young. Not smokier.
    • Taste
      Pur: already very sharp start, ouch, hurts a bit, even here not overwhelming Torffülle, but as usual at Ardbeg already properly on the face. In addition a sweet licorice spicery. Violent but good. With water: a bit more towards the cowshed, dirtier, bad, medical, wild ... maybe that's the ppm overkill? Can be done, does not have to be. Fear is spreading, if there can be oral smoke poisoning ??
    • Finish
      surprisingly long, salty, slightly bitter, but also young. Reminds of a 8yo Ledaig or something.

  3. TsiAI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Room temperature when tasting: 25℃

    Eyes: light gold and smelling fragrance. Nose: more peat than Perpetuum, vanilla milk cake, honey Sydney, a little bit of Lay’s original potato chips, a little air freshener, sea salt croissant, smoked salmon, some umami similar to MSG and similar The aroma of laundry detergent, the taste of dried seaweed and plum ball Palate: sweet and sour fruit hard candy, strawberry fudge, a little bit of burnt bitterness with a paste, delicious juice of shellfish, roasted bird and grilled saury, with lemon peel at the end Roll with crumbs and cream.
    Final rhyme Finish: long, qq sugar, plant ash, cream, abnormally dry at the end. Body: medium, soft and firm, medium fat, relatively dry

    Nose: 86/100
    Palate: 87/100
    Finish: 86/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 86/100

    Overall: In the 2019 version, besides the burnt, salty and bitter, crazy sugared margarine, basically there is nothing to drink. The peat increases drastically, obliterating other elements. I am a little bit suspicious that the winery emphasizes peat to cover up some bad taste and lack of layering. Maybe some people feel that peat is in place and GC is directly done. (I'm starting to argue again, I'm sorry)

  4. jujutoulouse scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Big peat that takes us direct, maritime, powerful, citrus in the background
    • Taste
      Gluttony, alcohol is super well integrated we do not feel at all the 60 °, it is oily, on dense smoke
    • Finish
      Very long, we keep this wet peat in the mouth

  5. WillWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Iodine, peel, ashy, citric smell

    Taste match with smell with some sweet and salty, peanut, light flower note, lemon... Good complexity to me

  6. jonathan17 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Floorian guichard 10/19 11.2e

  7. Teresa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The aftertaste remains sharp for a long time, as if he ate a chili pepper in order to remember this adhesive tape for a long time.
    • Nose
      Sleepers, fuel oil, pigskin, cold smoked fish, cranberries in sugar, sea salt. Bell pepper and squeezed lemon in the background.
    • Taste
      Toasted slices of bacon, apricot jam, ginger, nuts.
    • Finish
      Burning and very smoky at the beginning, with spicy notes of cinnamon, with echoes of hazelnuts and fresh rye bread.

  9. wilhelm scored this whisky 97 points Newbie


  10. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    First a very smoky nose, then peat is essential, pure. This is the Ardbeg blast, that impression of a punch in the face. A few white fruits, a little lemon, that's all. A vegetable peat, almost a hedgerow. With vegetables, a little varnish, wax, an ounce of earth. A power that makes you dizzy. On the palate, the fruits stand out, mirabelle plums, lump queens, green apples, then the pepper hammers. Finally an explosive finish, which leaves an aftertaste of charcoal and vanilla.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90


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