Ardbeg Supernova Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1st Release) 58.9% ABV (50ml)
The return of Ardbeg Supernova, released in 2019, is a heavily-peated single malt, matured in ex-bourbon casks. Rich aromas of aniseed, menthol and eucalyptus fill the nose, backed up by notes of bonfire smoke, soot, charred oak, birch tar and menthol throughout the palate.
NOSE Very punchy and full bodied, with notes of espresso, berry fruits, huge chilli flavours, black pepper, agave, mescal, then dried fruit, hints of tar.
PALATE Hot spices, chilli, more black pepper. With flavours of calves leather, cigars, espresso, hints of chocolate, anise, pine resin. It goes on and on and develops.
FINISH With a huge chilli flavour, and all the heat and spice that comes with it. Hot tar, creosote, dry ropes, vanilla.