Ardbeg Supernova

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Committee Release
Number of bottles
58.9 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L8 344
Added on
20 jan 2009 2:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1459.00

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163 × member ratings

596 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Supernova

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.00 points.

  1. P.K.S scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I got a 60ml sampel to try this and I must say wow, I have 2 drops of water in 20ml glass and 60min wait. You can smell the sweet amazing peat. My mouth get watery only to smell this amazing glass of wisky
    • Nose
      90 90
      First I get is sweet peat, sitrus,riped red Apple and sweet pear, persimon,oransj,jalapenio complex wonderfull stuff
    • Taste
      90 90
      Easy oily sitrus then it bilds up and give a punch with peat sitrus ripped aple,chilli,wood spices
    • Finish
      88 88
      The taste diseper fast and after some seconds it coms back wid chilli and woos spises,jalapenio,sitrus, then it gets moth drying end gets like dry wood (with dry moth) finnish

  2. Teresa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  4. crazyji scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Iconic NAS with a tremendous peat bomb

  5. namnug scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Peat smoke of soot. Sweet maltiness and vanilla
    • Taste
      Ashy, toffee, ginger
    • Finish
      Candy peels and smoke

  6. robain scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    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.

  7. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Fragrant, almost floral. Lavender Smoke? Salt, Lake. Will peatier, juniper, pebbles, brackish water and crustaceans. Long.

  8. mika417 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior


    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.

  9. darren918jp scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    A salty dog appreciates these briney Ardbegs with a twist of cardamon lemon.

  10. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 555 € at Whiskyauction in Aug. 2015

  11. Toemi scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Dyno scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    what the.... crazy good whisky. sad it's not in our shopping market...

  13. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Color: sunlight
    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)

  14. zby0001 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  15. Malt Hans scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tary, fruity and spicy aroma, vanilla, lime, green apple, passion fruit, mint, charred oak, nutmeg and cardamom, ashes and malt. Marzipan sweet and smoky taste, chili, eucalyptus, cinnamon, anise, ripe orange, lapsang souchong, vanilla and heather honey. Long, smoky, sweet and spicy end.

  16. Furtia scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    this release is very good
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. mmaclean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This edition is really very nice. I have not been a fan of Islays and honestly I don`t like the brine or tar in most. I do enjoy the smoke and oak and spice. Ardbeg I can see why it is popular because there is alot going on and I am starting to come around to at least be selective to what I have of the Ardbeg collection. This one is very nice and one for the collection.

  18. bgulien scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Actually it's bottled in 2008. It has a L8 prefix.

    Admittedly bottled in december 2008, but still..


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