Tasting Notes

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Ardbeg Supernova 2010

Country: Scotland

Region: Islay

Type: Single Malt

Bottler: Distiller

ABV: 60.1%

Score: 94 Points

Ardbeg cranked up the peat to 120ppm and the ABV just a touch for the 2010 release of Supernova. Unlike the 2009 version, the peat’s immediately present on the pungent nose, along with notes of chili peppers and toffee to balance things out. The taste is rich and smoky with vanilla, chili pepper, and cilantro. The finish has coconut notes, vanilla, and a touch of peat that curls up your nose. Adding a bit of water makes this even smoother.