This is the last in the series to commemorate Ardbeg’s experiment of aging whiskey in space, which you can read about on their website HERE!
The Supernova has been celebrated as one of the peatiest whiskies in the world as well as the strongest in the Ardbeg line at 54.3%abv! There is a very limited supply so come grab a few bottles — one to enjoy and share and another to cellar for a special occasion — before they are gone forever.
Below are the tasting notes from the distillery.
SPACE. THE CONCLUSION.
Ardbeg Supernova is one of the peatiest whiskies on Earth. Yet it is also intensely spicy and unfathomably sweet. Truly a mystery of the universe.
This final, fleeting Committee bottling of Ardbeg Supernova heralds the culmination of Ardbeg’s experiment in space. Its release coincides with the publication of Dr. Bill Lumsden’s highly anticipated White Paper on the mysteries of zero gravity maturation.
A big bang of peat… then heavenly sweet… with a lingering trail of smoke.
Colour: Shimmering pale gold
Nose: A shower of peppery, aromatic herbs shoots through the air, scattering particles of effervescent perfume. In its wake, smoked fruits, briny seaweed and fennel. The sensation comes full circle with the earthy, grounding aroma of vetiver root. Add a few drops of water and luscious linseed oil comes to the surface, sending wafts of sweet smoked toffee, Brazil nuts and soot into the atmosphere.
Taste: At 100ppm, the peat is firing on all cylinders, with blasts of spice, salted caramel and billowing smoke. And then it’s back to the laboratory, where antiseptic lozenges, medicinal notes and zingy aniseed intermingle with dark tar and intense chili-spice.
Finish: Prepare for a long, lingering, peppery aftertaste that goes on and on and on…
This is a historic whiskey, and not one to be missed! Call us or come in today before supplies run out.
Ardbeg Supernova 2015