Ardbeg releases Supernova

05 May, 2009

Glenmorangie’s Ardbeg distillery has given a general release to what is claimed to be its peatiest whisky ever.

The Islay distiller is expecting great things form the new Supernova brand after a preview run of 3,000 bottles sold in an online exclusive to Arbdeg enthusiasts in less than two hours.

The whisky is bottled at 58.9% abv and is selling in Oddbins and specialist whisky shops with an rrp of £79.99.

The whisky is made from the most heavily-peated Ardbeg stocks of varying distillation dates, giving the final spirit a peat level of over 100 parts per million, and making it 40% more peaty than Ardbeg 10-year-old.

Bill Lumsden, head of distilling and whisky creation, said: “We were looking for something that would deliver an incredibly peaty, smoky flavour, but would give us the breathtaking balance and complexity for which Ardbeg is renowned.”




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