Ardbeg Supernova 2009

Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 59.9%
Score: 94 points

The working name for this whisky was “A Peat Odyssey”, and like Hal’s bad behavior in “2001: A Space Odyssey”, the peat is camouflaged at first. It hides in the nose behind notes of campfire smoke, dried grasses, tar, and a hint of varnish. The peat starts off mild, and then explodes on the tongue! It’s amazingly well-balanced, though, and as the peat fades, it reveals malty notes and fresh-baked bread, along with a hint of brine.

Mark Gillespie

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