Ardbeg Supernova Tasting Review #whisky #malt

Ardbeg Supernova Bottle and Box

It was a long week so I decided to go with something a little more “extravagant” tonight.   This bottle originally came in a

Ardbeg Supernova UK Duty Label

couple months ago, but I didn’t take the time to sit down and write some notes.  A good friend picked it up in the UK while over there for business – you can see the UK Market label in the pictures. The Supernova is a no age statement whisky – so I am assuming there are some youngin’s in there.  It is bottled at 58.9% and is touted as having a peatiness level over 100 ppm.

Color – Gold, champagne

Nose – Peat, smoke, moss, barbecue, intense!

Palate – WOW! Big punch of peat, honeyed sweetness, creamy, mouth coating, the alcohol burn is intense but fits well with this dram, melon, you can definitely tell it has youthful origins, a dark spice,

Finish – long, you can feel/taste the peat drag its feet on the way out.

Ardbeg Supernova Front Label

Intense and Powerful are the adjectives that immediately come to mind here.  This is an in your face peat and alcohol bomb.  Should be enjoyed with others though I think – the impressions and flavors that it leaves you with must be shared.  Reminds me of why I love Islay whiskies so much.  I look forward to bringing out the Octomore bottle and having a little peat showdown soon.


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6 responses to “Ardbeg Supernova Tasting Review #whisky #malt

  1. that is on dram!
    i tasted it almost a year ago and the aftertaste is still in my mouth 🙂 much stronger than Octomore ..
    u have a full bottle??

    great post buddy
    is it the 2009 version? or 2010?

  2. Thanks for the comments – appreciate it! I finished the dram over an hour ago and I still feel like I smoked!

    It is a 2009 version. About half left. I need to find another bottle soon though.

  3. looking for a bottle.
    where did u get it?
    it’s so expensive

  4. Friend picked it up while in London. They are pricey! There are a couple of bottles on Ebay. I am also looking in Japan.

  5. Yeah, tough to find. I found a bottle in the US for about $130 but, I haven’t bought it yet…. I’ve had it before (and fell in love!). I now have a sample and can not wait to taste again!

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