The Supernova is exceptionally peaty with phenol levels of 100 ppm.
Ardbeg Supernova 2014 was tasted at Meeting No. 31 on December 18, 2014. Out of 5, we rated it very highly at 3.77. Ardbeg Supernova 2014 ranks 13th overall in Scotch. Costing $250, this spirit is expensive, but worth it.
Leather, spice, oils, dark chocolate. Hangs on the tongue in a way that I want to lick the roof of my mouth for several days for the lingering sweetness and peat. Best for: blowing the doors off
Smell is dank and musty, buttery, and peaty. Surprisingly sweet on the entrance, slowly fades into peaty oblivion, lingers for... ever.
Sweet butter popcorn peat nose. Acrid. Leaps to the back of the palate. Semi-hostile takeover. Drop of water gives me the advantage again. Crazy unusual. Interesting, but challenging. So sweet, and not for the faint.
Blue cheese and moldy gym socks. Reminds me of the Octomore, but smooth rider. Cheese board with nutmeg and fig. No bite, simple syrup peat fantasy. Clarity in its friendly blossoming generosity - thank you, Ardbeg.
The night before battle, sitting around the campfire with the band playing. The close smokey flavor consumes my head. Salty and sweet, burns pretty tough. Too much peat to drink regularly, but enticing complexity. Unique.
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