No age statement
Category: Islay single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
Released September 2014 to coincide with the return to earth of a vial of Ardbeg whisky that orbited the globe for three years on the International Space Station. The third of Ardbeg’s heavily peated Supernova expressions this follows previous releases in 2009 and 2010.
Sampled on 17/09/2014
Clear, pale golden.
Briny with whiffs of seaweed, smoked kippers, coal dust, lemon zest and pine needles. Water reveals more smoke, faint apple and hard cheese.
Cracked black pepper, spice and peaty smoke with tar and medicinal notes. More tar, smoke and creosote with water. Faint ripe green apple sweetness.
Tar, creosote and liquorice. A polarising love or hate malt.
Closure: Natural cork stopper