Ardbeg Supernova 2019 for tasting in Warsaw, Wrocław and Jastrzębia Góra!
Ardbeg Supernova (2019 Release) / 53,8% / – Supernova, the smokiest expression of Ardbeg was introduced in 2009 as the first in series of limited editions to celebrate Ardbeg’s space experiment, in which Ardbeg sent a vial of spirit to the orbit of the earth for three years abroad the International Space Station. The fourth edition advertised as the final one was launched in 2015 and then four years later Supernova returned with another final(?) release exclusively for the Ardbeg Committee Members (an outrun remains unknown). Supernova has been distilled from barley malted to specification of over 100ppm phenols however in case of 2019 edition the company doesn’t confirm that. We only know the whisky was aged in ex-bourbon barrels and its ‘flavors build and build and then explode in a burst of pungent peat and smoke’.
Nose: strong smoky notes, malt, smoked ham, lemon and orange peel, ginger, eucalyptus drops, aniseed, licorice, dash of vanilla and whiff of sea breeze.
Palate: smoky and ashy, vanilla, toffee, green apples, grapefruits, seaweed salad, fennel, lemon pepper, charred oak and just a pinch of salt.
Finish: fairly long, smoky and salty, with notes of grilled meats, pepper, lemon peel, licorice and bitter orange.
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