The Supernova is the most peated Ardbeg of the distillery reaching over 100 Parts Per Million, twice the usual peatness. Released in 2008 exclusively for members of the fan club, in 2009 it was put on the market, then reproposed in 2010, 2014 and 2015.
TASTING NOTES ARDBEG SUPERNOVA 2009
Nose: we mainly perceive the peat, along with a relevant smoky vein, almost irksome. by chemical notes of gasoline and a touch of saffron.
Palate: the mouth feel is salty, it is almost excessive. Soave medicinal notes and licorice are perceived, but the real protagonist is peat.
Finale: long persistence and very intense. The Ardbeg Supernova is a partially successful experiment. The remaining flavor profile is quite contained and is overwhelmed by the peated notes. The high gradation gives rise to a remarkable intensity.