Ardbeg Supernova

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
SN 2014
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottled for
Ardbeg Committee Exclusive
Added on
17 Sep 2014 9:22 am by whisk-O-thek

Average value

€ 487.25

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Supernova

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.46 points

  1. face scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Thermidor scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    This is essentially a bottle of barely legal whisky. You can still taste the new make. Compared to 4 different Uigeadails (L8, L11, L12 and L66) this feels younger and very simple, and makes Octomores seem like champions of long maturation. I wouldn't trade two bottles of this for a bottle of Caol Ila 12yo.

    In retrospect I think Ardbeg chose the name for this bottling very well. After all, a supernova happens when a star is close to dying...

  3. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Don't know if it's the aeration or me (or both) but I enjoyed it much more than 2 years ago. The nose was great, subtle and complex and the mouth was intense and flavory.

    Tasting notes from october 2016.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, ashes, coastal notes, various kind of nuts, hints of vanilla, lemon and pine resin.
    • Taste
      Ardbeggian was my first thought. Ardbeg was my first crush whisky-wise. I started with the Ten 4 years ago and afterwards the Corrywreckan and Uigeadail. I feel like I just rediscovered what Ardbeg is or should be as I was quite disappointed with recent Ardbeg Day releases. Typical Ardbeg peat. Ashes, coastal notes, spices, lemon.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, ashy, citrusy.

  4. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Hoorhay scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    Not sure whether the bottle I've had sample from was OK (Whisky Auction stand on Whisky Show) but it tasted almost like a new make. Not enjoyable at all.

  6. The_Osprey scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg Supernova 2014 committee release. At the Pot Still Glasgow, March 2019. As expected, it's nice. Aroma is woody, quite oaky, some peach and lemon peel. Good aroma, if surprisingly un-smoky. Taste oily and punchy big oily peaty vibes. Crunchy concentrated peat. Breathy smoke. Huge peat. Like a concentrated Ardbeg 10. Brutal and tasty.

  7. P.K.S scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    cant wait to diig in to this, happy to get this 60ml sample not eaven close to the 2015 bach
    • Nose
      89 89
      pent sweet, chilli,nectarine,small hint of vanilla
    • Taste
      91 91
      peaty, toffe bomb,ginger or maybe more like crysterlised ginger,idoine and sweet hint of vanilla
    • Finish
      89 89
      sweet finnish, hint of green Apple with out the souerness and some crysterlised ginger

  8. TechnOBY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. valery77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Quite soft for such a strength. Smoke, peat, soot, floral motifs, ripe fruits, old furniture, cardboard dust, baked potatoes, creamy caramel. 22
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, sweet, powerful. Black pepper and other spices, smoky peat wave, sweet fruits, creamy caramel, woody tannins, sea salt, phenolic motifs. 22
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, phenolic, tannin, astringent, with a hint of iodine. 22
      Powerful, tasty, albeit young smoker. The aroma does not promise much miracles at first, but the taste and finish are very good. Despite the strength, there is no desire to add water. Balance 22
      Total 88


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