No age statement
Category: Islay single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
Released on 31st May, this 2010 Supernova is the second such Ardbeg release and follows the 2009 edition. This ultra peaty expression is almost off the peat smoke scale at over 100 phenols per million and is some 40% more peaty than the distillery’s already heavily peated flagship, Ardbeg Ten. Read more
Sampled on 20/05/2010
Clear, pale straw.
Smoky wet wool nose – an Arran jumper at a seaside smoky bbq. Subtle aromas of sage, milk chocolate, chestnut and seaweed.
(Diluted to approx. 40%) Remarkably easy (with dilution), tar smoke, moorish palate. Spicy, chilly, woody heat is wonderfully subdued and tamed by oily, salty chocolate notes.
We had to try without dilution and this 60% whopper, said “come and get me”, but presented an amazingly tame yet flavoursome palate. Only on the undiluted finish did the full power show itself.
Closure: Natural cork stopper