Ardbeg Supernova

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
SN 2015
54.3 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L62419 15004513
Bottled for
Ardbeg Committee Exclusive
Added on
12 Sep 2015 1:19 pm by whisk-O-thek
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 487,51

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Supernova

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.32 points

  1. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. Luigisim scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Peated, strong and powerful: the essence of Ardbeg

  3. Roland7 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  4. 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;

  5. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

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

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


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