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Ardbeg Supernova SN2015 Committee Release

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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.


ABV (Strength)

54.3

Distillery

Ardbeg

Bottler

Distillery Bottling

Bottle Size

70cl

Bottling Date

2015

Region

Islay

Country

Scotland

Series

Ardbeg Committee Release

Style

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes

Ardbeg Supernova SN2015 Official Tasting Notes

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 chilli-spice.

Finish: Prepare for a long, lingering, peppery aftertaste that goes on and on and on…

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