Ardbeg Supernova 2014 NAS (for a minimum of 120 €) 55% Color: pale sunshine, similar to the TEN Nose: Cold smokehouse. There is a lot of bacon hanging here! In addition the well-known sweetness. Does it smell a bit like cowshed here? Or does Ardbeg store peat there? Bacon and cowshed. That can still be something. Significantly stronger and more spirited than the Ardbog. Turmeric and iodine. Nose: Mild onset. Cloves, leather and pepper. The finish is a song of praise to Islay. Or rather a tired swan song, I can not quite decide. Unfortunately he flies after not too long ago. He is not really tangible. But a plus is there! Something in the finish remains long, almost eternal. It is this dry, slightly leathery and metallic taste, which often flares up at Ardbegs the next day. Because I feel reminded of my first encounter with the brand. Class! Smash Supernova, set Ardbeg 10.1 or TEN + With a little water, the smoke becomes more intense and warmer. The tongue gets spicier. Again turmeric and nutmeg. And this metallic youth. It does not really bother you. The finish is a bit sharper. And again this eternal aftertaste. Conclusion: How I like to remember the Ardbeg 17. That was still a great standard! So full and balanced, the alligator resembles something. This could win a lot of new fans today. But he is long gone and can only be found at collector's prices. Now there is NAS! Unfortunately. Without trying it, I would bet that the new Kildalton is similar. But back to the supernova. No, I think the price-performance ratio is not right here. Too young and too little character. Sure, this is a limited special for the committee that costs! Well, unless you live in Switzerland or in Austria, then you go out empty. No matter how long you've been in the committee. The fact that the bottles would not be enough for all members, was clear from the amount of members. Online sales were in the Kingdom in less than an hour. In Germany it was similar. I would now describe my relationship to Ardbeg as a love-hate relationship. You just can not get away from it. I do not give up the hope that the product policy will change at some point. Maybe when the bubble burst and you pay more attention to quality instead of quantity. Let's hope the best!