Ardbeg Supernova

Overall rating
89.32/100
votes
464
Whiskybase ID
WB71966
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
SN 2015
Bottled
13.05.2015
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L62419 15004513
Barcode
5010494928303
Bottled for
Ardbeg Committee Exclusive
Added on
12 sep 2015 1:19 pm by whisk-O-thek
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 521.52

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Supernova

57 users have left 61 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.32 points.

  1. WillWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Consistent and very good quality ardbeg and looking forward!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Cairn87 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Very tasty, heavy smoke, whohoo ???? Definitely a strong whisky, but this one fell in taste. Snadder ????

  3. mnljng scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. elipszis scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      very buttery
      salty popcorn
      yeasty
      peach
      lemon-lime juice
      medicinal
      intensive
      cocoa butter
      hazelnut chocolate
      iodine
    • Taste
      94 94
      chili chocolate
      ground cocoa
      coffee
      ashy
      lemon
      changes from dry to oily
      pear
      hazelnut
    • Finish
      93 93
      chili chocolate
      ashy
      lemon-lime
      smoky
      medium long finish

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

    i had maybe too high exspektasjon yo thisone with 100ppm. when I firdt tryed it I thogth where iss the pest 100ppm feels like 60 in my book. still good stuff. i had 2 drops in my 20ml glass. yes it need it to reely open up
    • Nose
      90 90
      First impressjon sweet pear,citrus,phenol,aple, between ashy and dry wood,almound
    • Taste
      89 89
      at first nothing dry mouth then boom swwet ashy peat,salty,maritime then it gets oily, aple,pear some bitter wood notes,green grape
    • Finish
      92 92
      bitter,dry wood and citrick mouth dryness bitter dry mouth like wood notes citrik and oily in the end with some dry peat. BTW more you dink (slowly) more cremy and mothwatery the finnish gets 92points

  7. Teresa scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Menko scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I can understand why many people like it.
    It's different. Much more power than a regular Ardbeg 10 and if you're into peat this one is definitely worth trying.
    But somehow I can't overcome the feeling I'm drinking from an ashtray. It's just not for me.
    If it wasn't for the intens peat I would probably love it.
    In the finish it reveals some nice flavors. Salt, sweet vanilla, fruit, wood.

    Update: I must admit that, now that the bottle has been opened for a few months, the peat remains but the ahs flavor is as good as gone. Much, much better!
    It brings my original rating (81 points) up to 86 points.

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very full and intense whisky, with a nice combination of peat smoke and sweet elements. Very attractive one.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat, but immediately some fruitiness as well. Sweet smoke, some fake leather, vanilla, cake, bonfire smoke as well, ash.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong, a lot of pepper, intense. Sal ammoniac and licorice, peat, sweet smoke. Some caramel and milkchocolate.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Still very strong, pretty some pepper, sweet smoke, peat, later on it gets even stronger and more intense. Pretty long finish.

  11. Luigisim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Peated, strong and powerful: the essence of Ardbeg

  12. Roland7 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Medicines, smoke, motor oil, swamp, smoked sausage, fried fish, roasted peanuts, boiled condensed milk, baked goods, linden, lime, raspberry leaf, nettle, mint.

  13. schengel10 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    And again a very good supernova - at the 2009er but he does not reach!
    [Color] honey;
    • Nose
      fresh citrus flavors, lemon, salt, sweetness, Ardbeg smoke, charcoal;
    • Taste
      soft, smoky on the nose, vanilla, malt, honey, unbelievably increasing sweetness, noticeable smoke, some ashes;
    • Finish
      medium-length, grassy, smoky finish; in the end, cold ashes;

  14. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  15. aphex scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It's still more civilised than the SN2014 (from memory) and didn't change as far as I remember. But my tastes did, so it will lose one point. Anyway it's a good whisky, just lacking a tiny bit something.

    By the way, where are the 100 ppm ? Yeah, I know, it's just numbers.

    Tasting notes from october 2016.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat, vanilla, slightly medicinal, wet clothes, coastal, herbs.
    • Taste
      Punchy, smoky and oily. Medicinal notes, spices, lemon.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, slightly ashy, salty.

  16. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    The over peatiness with rather little smoke and no fruitiness and rather dry, spicy is a bit less typical Ardbeg - this is a bit more extreme than the SN 2009 but I actually prefer most the SN 2010
    • Nose
      A lot more peat than smoke, medicinal, earthy, artificial plastic, wet wood, bitter herbs
    • Taste
      Punchy, very peaty, little smoky, meaty, ham, bacon, very little sweetness, spices, herbs, very little fruitiness
    • Finish
      Long and burning, more spices and bitter herbs

  18. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2017/06/28/ardbeg-supernova-2015-committee-release-2015-ob-543/
    • Nose
      N: sembra un Ardbeg di razza, con tutte le sue cosine al posto giusto… Ha un profilo molto medicinale (garze) e decisamente salmastro (l’oceano, proprio, le ostriche, l’acqua salata…). La smitragliata di torba effettivamente fa vittime (note di braci, di bruciato, di falò spento), anche se probabilmente più di tanto il naso umano non riesce a seguire le fughe in avanti della mente di certi distillery manager. Per il resto, spiccano note agrumate raramente così intense e intriganti, riassumibili in cedro e lime. Infine, il bourbon fa il suo dovere con robuste zaffate di vaniglia, zucchero a velo, marzapane.F: qui il legno bruciato si prende l’onere della prima voce, in una metamorfosi infinita degli elementi tra il salato, il dolce e l’acido.
    • Taste
      P: l’impatto è devastante, in intensità e compattezza. C’è un muro di dolcezza davvero pronunciata, e di una semplicità disarmante: zucchero bianco, vaniglia. Il vero valore aggiunto sta nel contemporaneo attacco congiunto di una torba grave, acre e fumosissima – che fa letteralmente terra bruciata, concedeteci la battuta -, di un lato medicinale quasi antibiotico, che felpa la bocca con le sue note amaricanti, e di una marinità nuovamente oceanica. Ancora una teoria di agrumi amari, lime, cedro, bergamotto. E il limone, dove l’abbiamo messo? L’abbiamo spremuto sull’antibiotico.
    • Finish
      F: qui il legno bruciato si prende l’onere della prima voce, in una metamorfosi infinita degli elementi tra il salato, il dolce e l’acido.

  19. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose well peaty, sweet, vanilla, a little alcohol. Mouth on medicinal peat, ash, tire rubber, gentian. Here again we feel the alcoholic power. Glue to the palate for a long finish on the ashes. Like the 2014, he is swimming badly. Good but less charming than the 2014.

  20. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes: Nose: Amazingly, the smoke is not superficially positioned, it is rather well integrated, almost mild, with quite a lot of vanilla, light fruits, apples, very beautiful maritime tones and lots of sea breeze. Some iodine, earthy and floral notes over time, nutty and well integrated with alcohol.
    Mouth: Heated and powerful! He warms immediately without burning, again with more withdrawn smoke. Then again iodine, fine citrus notes, vanilla, heather honey, sweet, over time moist soil and ozone.
    Finish: Long, kräutrig, malty and now a little smoky.
    Conclusion: good and solid Ardbeg, but overall a bit boring and one-dimensional. https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/

  21. Owidram scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    First nose is huge. Peat blast, but just underlines sweeter aromas. Honey, Rhubarb, Citrus.

    High expectations on the taste, which does not disappoint. Big and complex. Ashes, burn chocolate, citrus. Peat fire. Excellent length with high complexity. It was a long time since I didn't have an Ardbeg dram with so much in it. It reminds me of the first releases of Uigeadail or even the 77. It's not that modern style I guess, more old school Ardbeg for my palate.

    Simply amazing, but I would have liked a canister/box for a bottle of this price.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  22. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Not very complex but what he can do is great.
    • Nose
      Maritime and sweet peat smoke, pencil, mineral, charred wood, fruit nil - but is not necessary
    • Taste
      First sweet, gradually comes the pressure of the smoke, light bitterness of the wood, again very mineral, salty, very light orange note
    • Finish
      Sweet pappt the oak spice on the palate, the smoke is not so strong in the finish, slight bitterness

  24. Achany scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    peat, smoke, salt, seaweed, after the first peat attack there is some sweetness, very gentle though but still nice, some citrus mixed with salt. wonderful long finish. too pitty that this is a limited edition!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  25. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    really gorgious nose playin on all of peats lovely instruments. its like the octomores in which you have that one dominant peat charackter but without being too one dimensional. the peat itself shines in a lot of different aspects and giving the drink a very volumios body nosewise.. yk?oily body, just perfect neat. initial taste is big on medeicine and ash but cant hold up to the beautiful development afterwards, that continious to grow and conquer all parts of your mouth finally leading into a powerful but in no way sharp and outstanding finish.

    smoked medicine and the ruins of something vegetal burnt to the ground. a burnt farmhouse?

    stays for minutes.

    im honestly impressed, altough not overwhelmed.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  26. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A vast , smoky, complex delight.
    • Nose
      Whiff of peppermint. Like a sea storm, seaweed, en then the warmth of a fireplace.
    • Taste
      Smokiness, vanilla tones, mint sweetness.
    • Finish
      Long, smokiness, peat and fire.

  27. Arquebus scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I tried this one with my lunch at the Ardbeg Distillery. It went very well with their excellent Fish Chowder. The full on cask strength experience at 1.00pm mid-day was an experience in itself. This is one of the best Ardbegs I've tried too. To be honest it wasn't full on tasting ( I can't articulate the nuances of the smells flavour and development)  - but I do recall it left me with the impression of a Malt with huge presence and sophistication. Less complex than an Uigeadail perhaps, Smoother, more integrated, and unified than a Corryvreckan and a touch sweeter and smoother too. It was so good, even at £120, I bought a few bottles to tuck away... and I look forward to an occasion special enough to pop the stopper on a one - one day.

    Typical Ardbegian Peat, with a blast of coal like an old freight train.

    Murray gave it 97pts I believe 

  28. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    More ashes than the previous version of 2014. Quite good stuff, reminds me about some Octomores. It is more concise than the 2014 version.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Peat, sweet, salted caramel, soft citrus, vanilla, herbs, rubber, tar.
    • Taste
      Peat, salt, citrus, almond, ashes, grass.
    • Finish
      Long. Peat, dry barley, ashes, algae, tabaco.

  29. d1scostu scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  30. zormik scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  31. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted for free in the Ardbeg Pub (July 2016). Not worth 120£ anyway.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  32. Patrick93 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      93 93

  33. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    In direct comparison with the Supernova 2010, the 2015 edition falls significantly and is a disappointment for the price!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  34. Snerik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Well, saying that something smells of taste “peaty” is just a simple way of saying that something is experienced (at least to me) as a lot of things – all associated with fire, wood, ash, tart, clay, pencil. 
    • Nose
      As one could guess, there’s a lot of smoke here. Also red apples, butter, bacon and honey. 
    • Taste
      Haha, again, the smoke is just so predominant. Cigars, tobacco, ashtray, but in the back there are a little note of honey. 
    • Finish
      Powerful, but maybe a bit short? Again, peat and honey, peat and honey! 

  35. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a very simple whisky, but very well done. Straightforward, in his style.

    ## Blind tasting ##
    • Nose
      A lot of earthy peat. This peat is accompanied by a very strong sweetness, vanilla, grape sugar, with something burnt, herbaceous.
    • Taste
      In addition to the herbaceous peat, a lot of sweetness, a little stale plastic, strong, sweet and peaty.
    • Finish
      the aromas continue, peat, some plastic, grassy, ​​some pepper, and less sweet like the rest, towards the end still a bar of beautiful bitter aromas.

  36. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  37. Achany scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    yes, that is some good stuff. there is lots of smoke, salt, very clear but complex. I like it better than the Octomores as this one is much better balanced. the ardbeg sweetness is there, the spices, the salt. and it lasts quite Long.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  38. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  39. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  40. Peter87 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  41. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  42. antoine95 scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  43. drummer & timmer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Unfortunately, due to the limited nature of Ardbeg Supernova it is only available for Ardbeg Committee members in the US, UK, Sweden, Germany, France, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. These countries were chosen as they have the highest number of Ardbeg Committee members, which means that even though the amount of Ardbeg Supernova was very limited as many Ardbeg fans as possible have the opportunity to buy a bottle. 

    TASTINGNOTES BY ARDBEG
    • Nose
      A shower of peppery, aromatic herbs shoots through the air, scattering particles of effervescent perfume. In its wake, smoked fruits, briny seaweed and fennel. The sensation comes full circle with the earthy, grounding aroma of vetiver root. Add a few drops of water and luscious linseed oil comes to the surface, sending wafts of sweet smoked toffee, brazil nuts and soot into the atmosphere. 
    • Taste
      At 100ppm, the peat is firing on all cylinders, with blasts of spice, salted caramel and billowing smoke. And then it’s back to the laboratory, where antiseptic lozenges, medicinal notes and zingy aniseed intermingle with dark tar and intense chilli-spice. 
    • Finish
      Prepare for a long, lingering, peppery aftertaste that goes on and on and on… 

  44. Sidney87 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  45. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Whisky Advocate’s Islay Single Malt Whisky of the Year Award

    http://whiskyadvocate.com/2015/12/12/whisky-advocates-22nd-annual-islay-single-malt-whisky-of-the-year-award/

  46. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior



    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt



    Nose: Deep with smoked chilli, soot, vanilla, green banana and linseed, tinned nectarines, cocoa and vanilla.
    Palate: Super peaty toffee, crystallised ginger, lime marmalade, star anise, iodine, sweet vanilla and espresso.
    Finish: Candied peels and chilli.
    Overall:
    On separate occasions try jumping straight in versus building up to it
    with another peated malt. There's more to this whisky than just peat,
    but on the latter occasion you should find the fruitier side yet more
    pronounced.



  47. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Jo, he is already horny. I had my first and so far only Supernova with the 2010er and was since then more Octomore fan. But this one rips the rudder around a bit, can keep up well with the 6.1.
    • Nose
      wow, first very fresh, medically-malty, lemon, salt (could also be a bit of alcohol, but does not stand through), then earth, soot, oil stove ... as a third instance peeks out again something vanillige sweetness, but the freshness (there are also grass and green apples) and the sooty oil stove hold the position
    • Taste
      surprisingly mild for the alcohol, but very rich in flavor (not a bit one-dimensional), citrus bitterness (lime, grapefruit?), freshly tarred road, tobacco, old leather chair, dark sweetness, molasses, licorice, neat pepper ... you can chewing on it for a long time ... after a while eucalyptus moves on
    • Finish
      long and intense, dark chocolate, milk coffee (sweeter on the finish overall) ... with dry smoke, slowly fading away ashes

  48. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    very successful this supernova

    he is too strong and strong for the sky
    but once in the dragon's cave and back is in it
    91 out of 100 points
    • Nose
      the smoke is intense, sweetish and peppery
      Peat with flowery sweetness (red clover)
      ground cloves
      cough drops
      licorice
      lemon
      salt
      old leather
    • Taste
      Soft and intense, spicy and sweet
      then "supernova" on your tongue
      An intense spicy cloud of smoke forms on your palate
      on your tongue, all the aromas tingle from the nose
      become fiery for a while
      and then unite with the smoke
      to a sweetish spicy mouthfeel
      it comes wood
      in your cheeks beautiful Fassaromen form
    • Finish
      long
      dark notes
      coffee
      bitter chocolate
      sweet dark malt
      fish
      leather
      honey
      baked apple

  49. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  50. Segens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Once again a well done Ardbeg. I like the intense start after the decent smell and the long finish. Globally one of the best Ardbegs I had.
    • Nose
      Decent smoke fruity back. Very complex but also very interesting.
    • Taste
      First spicy then fruity very well balanced very well made. After a few seconds I have this special taste of grapefruits/blood oranges which I have not had in a whisky so far.
    • Finish
      long smokey sweet finish with a bit of oak. No wooden bitterness or anything negative. I like it!

  51. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Scores of head to head tasting of
    SN 2015 (90)
    SN 2014 (88)
    SN 2010 (88)
    SN 2009 (88)
    Vatting of all 4 SNs above (90)

    SN
    2015 came out on top without doubt. Whereas the SN 2009 had an
    advantage over 2010 and 2014 when undiluted, a few drops of water
    reversed the situation with 2010 and 2014 becoming much better and 2009
    quite mean. Hence the decision to score them at 88 and rate the SN 2015
    at 90 (almost with a tendency to 91). Bottom line - give them time and
    lots of air. A half empty bottle sitting around for months might
    surprise you, when going back to it.
    A vatting of all 4 SNs brought out the best of the older one, but didn't top the SN 2015.

  52. Ciro scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  53. ThS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I was a little skeptical but I must say that I am very pleasantly surprised. Unlike other NAS I have tasted, it is much more complex, much more chiseled and pure, much less woody and sweet. I really like.
    • Nose
      At the same time fruity and smoked, without brutality, but rather all in subtlety and delicacy. Yellow fruits (pear, pineapple, banana), lemon zest for fruits; smoke (log type extinguishing), antiseptic; salt too, wet wool, iodine. The wood is expressed on pine sap and some sandalwood, but with discretion and distinction. Pure, crystalline, precise nose. Chiseled, yes, and nuanced.
    • Taste
      Immediately very smoky, the peat only grows and flourishes: smoke, then, antiseptic, Indian ink, tincture of iodine on a background slightly reminiscent of icing sugar. The fruits are more exotic here (guava, carambola) with lemony accents that punctuate, here and there a set both greedy and well smoked. The mouth is oily and light, without excess of sweetness (unlike the Uigeadail, heavier, thicker and softer for my taste).
    • Finish
      Long, smoke (cold ashes), always iodized; a little more earthly (cocoa, black pepper, truffle).

  54. brechtvds scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    yeah its a good whisky, but its definitely not worth the price for 200euro you have much better and older whisky's 

  55. Paulski88 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  56. ThS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I just tasted it quickly: frankly good. Pell-mêle: a complex nose, chiselled and layered, with lemon zest, pineapple juice, smoke, chestnut purée and probably many other things. On the palate, it is the peat that explodes literally in the antiseptic register, ink of China. Final spicy and smoke. For me a 89-90. To confirm.

  57. checkpointuk scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=180 Color: straw yellow
    Nose: Thin, sweet and slightly musty nose with a hint of honey and apple aromas. Clouds of smoke (but not particularly peaty) run through the glass, along with coal dust, soot and a delicate floral touch in combination with sweet lemon juice. All in all, discreet.
    Taste: Sweet, salty, strongly spicy and now with full peat content in the smoke. Vanilla, tar, sweet apple pieces, malt, lemons, cotton candy and musty clay.
    Finish: Medium long - with strong sweet peat, honey, syrup, smoke, charcoal, ash and again with these sweet floral aromas.
    Comment: For us again a little too sweet Ardbeg - especially in the finish!
    87 points (nose: 86 / taste: 88 / finish: 87)

  58. smk scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    http://www.reservebar.com/products/ardbeg-supernova-2015

  59. Psyk0man scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Ardbeg Supernova 2015

    Color: More available than the 2014er

    Nose: Wow, the bizzelt first with smoke and Alc through to the farthest caves through, net bad. It comes through barrel! This is a surprise now, after the last Supernova 2014 was such a rivet (in my eyes) and the Perpetuum could convince, but not by the influence of the barrel. After a while, the Alk flies and a wonderful coal remains. It is very oily and earthy, with distinct, fruity components. I'm thinking of peaches, yellow apples, vanilla, honey and a hint of toffee.
    Are there sherry casks in there? In any case, he does not look as young as his predecessors.

    Mouth: Extremely mild onset for 54.3%, very salty, tar, clearly peat, no wonder, cayenne pepper and minimal leather, light fruitiness and sweetness, but only light.

    Finish: Long and slightly bitter, grapefruit?

    Conclusion: The taste that remains after swallowing in the mouth is very pleasant, but the finish does not really like me. There is a bitter note that bothers me at least slightly.
    Nose and mouth are very pleasant and overall I would say, better than the 2014 he is definitely, in my opinion, better than the three Old Supernovens, but still not as it would call reputation and price and marketing.

    Jung's, you have saved long enough with barrels, give us again something that reminds us of old Ardbeg days and really convinced!
    They are there, use them !!!

    Good 88 points I would say!

  60. LukeFive did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Ardbeg Supernova is one of the peatiest whiskys on Earth. Yet it is so intensely spicy and unfathomably sweet. Truly a mystery of the universe.

    This final, fleeting Committee bottling of Ardbeg  Supernova heralds the culmination of Ardbeg's experiment in space.

    Ardbeg Tasting Notes:

    AromaBig and powerful with peaty, earthy and deep herbal notes. With the first sniff, encounter deep earthy peat oils and crushed black pepper embedded in the darkest chocolate. Swirl the glass and dip your nose into herbal infusions of juniper, elderflower and agave. Tarry ropes and creosote-soaked elm follow with flowering currants, olives and hot chilli peppers. Swirl water into the glass, and voyage into the unknown with smoky coal tar, an open box of rolling tobacco, peat moss and roasted malt. A barbeque of smoky charcoal rises above the peat moss, softened by camomile, cedar and heather bloom. A blast of brine, white pepper and smoky asparagus escapes into the atmosphere with a spritely display of gooseberries and green gages.PalateArdbeg challenges the palate with a smoke and salt explosion - hot, sizzling and gristy sensations effervesce and explode on the tongue with a powerful peaty punch. Black and white crushed pepper pop with chilli and chocolate. Chewy sweet rolling tobacco, linseed oil and newly tanned leather roll backwards on a wave of brininess and burst of juicy lime marmalade. Cigar smoke builds up to a crescendo before drying out to bring dark roast earthy coffee, toasted almonds and liquorice root.FinishLong, deep and powerful, refusing to fade away - remaining warm and drying with tarry peat, cocoa and chilli

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