- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Committee Release
- Number of bottles
- 58.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 20 Jan 2009 2:13 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Supernova
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.81 points
- This Whisky was sold for 555 € at Whiskyauction in Aug. 2015
- Iconic NAS with a tremendous peat bomb
Peat smoke of soot. Sweet maltiness and vanilla
Ashy, toffee, ginger
Candy peels and smoke
- How can anyone rate the "price" like 88-92? Its crazy. its a 8 year old whisky for this crazy amount of money. Sure its like 2000 bottles and commitee release but omg.
Very complex, oak, coffee beans, floral notes, fresh peat, mocha, some salt and iodine. Later also hints of dried sour cherries and barberries. Greaves kale, pepper, bay leaf and juniper. Later also custard, wet corrugated cardboard, sea notes, engine room, bandages and the smokiness of an extinguished ember. With water: salt cave, sauna, lots of smoke and earth as well as peat and leather. Fascinating and almost unfathomable. Later also linseed oil, walnuts and citrus.
Full, energetic start. Smoky explosion, pepper, hot spices, embers, earth, iodine, salt and heavily charred wood. With water: smoky, peaty, burned herbs, ashes, wet newspaper, grapefruit and metallic flavors.
Fragrant, almost floral. Lavender Smoke? Salt, Lake. Will peatier, juniper, pebbles, brackish water and crustaceans. Long.
- RDBEG SUPERNOVA / 58.9%
Pete, grapefruit, sour taste coffee, barbecue sauce, cigarette smoke aroma
Sour and bitterness of grapefruit, dryness of bitter chocolate, smoky with spicy, bitter taste of salt water, hot and powerful flavor
Feel the bitterness and saltiness of citrus fruits, hot and long finish. When malt whisky is produced, germinate the raw barley (malt) and the sugar necessary for whisky is not lost
So as to stop the germination progress Pete and anthracite are burned and dried.
(Many do not bake Pete at all.)
It is said that the level of its peat firing is 100 ppm (it is said to be 1 ppm at famous McCullan, 40 ppm at Ardbeg TEN, 30 to 40 ppm at lafroyig)
Speaking of whether it is smoky is not enough to expect.
I'm wondering if I will increase the sense of smoky from the change in the bottle now ...
It can be clearly understood that smoky is not determined only by the level of Pete firing.
(Ragabolin and calila will have a different taste even if they are the same raw material (malt variety and peat level))
Well, there is no doubt that the taste that makes you feel various elements feel complexity and umami is the charm of Adebeg.
- A salty dog appreciates these briney Ardbegs with a twist of cardamon lemon.
- what the.... crazy good whisky. sad it's not in our shopping market...
Nose: Alcoholic notes that quickly give way to spicy lemon, green apple, mint, smoky-sweet peat and tar. Pepper with chili aromas, but also earthy and grassy at the same time. After a little longer breathing, subtle tea and coffee aromas rise in the glass.
Taste: Creamy-thick with smoky-salty lemon, sugar-sweet malt and charred wood, ashes and soot. Add to that notes of anise, cardamom and more and more pepper, which pushes the bourbon vanilla sweet offside.
Finish: Ultralong - now the star finally explodes, leaving the peaty phenols free. After the peppery lemon aroma subsides, notes of espresso, liquorice and some chocolate appear. Slightly sweetish and smoky peat throughout the week.
90 points (nose: 89 / taste: 90 / finish: 91)