Ardbeg Supernova Sells Out, Sets Record, is once again, Really Peaty

Supernova, An Explosion Gone in a Second

Supernova, An Explosion Gone in 112 Minutes

Ardbeg Supernova, which WhiskyParty posted about before, has just sold out (or, at least the advance release).  You miss it, too?  The spirit that is 40% more peaty than Ardbeg 10, sold 3000 bottles in 112 minutes, online.  At a cost of 80 pounds, that’s 240,000 pounds in 112 minutes, or stateside, revenue of $3,242 per minute. If you like liquid measurements, 18.75 liters per minute (once again, stateside, you just drank 4.95 gallons of tasty uisge per minute).

Miss yours?  It is supposedly launching again tomorrow (May 6th).  Join their committee to try and get dibs.

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Ardbeg Supernova Teaser

Ardbeg is one of my favorite whiskies – Airigh Nam Beist is just one of the all around outsanding scotches out there if you are a peat lover, and the 10 year is just one of the best bottles, if not the best bottle, under $50 (New Yorkers can pick it up for $47 at Warehouse Wines and Spirits on Broadway).

There has been a lot of hype around the Supernova – Ardbegs super-peated new release. I’m still waiting for local liquor stores to get it here in New York, but word on the street is that it will run about $140 per bottle, slightly higher than the Beist ($100 – $120) and the Uigeadail ($90 – $100). As we’re all waiting eagerly for Supernova to hit the shelves, I thought I’d share this video of an official Ardbeg tasting of Supernova in Munich. Lots of good tasting notes (and a very, very hard sell to the audience) about the quality of Supernova.

Those looking for a more objective judgment should check out this Whiskey Exchange post comparing Supernova and a few other Ardbegs to Bruichladdich’s super-peated expression The Octomore.

If you are an Ardbeg fan, I would also recommend checking out is this video interview of Rachel Barrie, Ardbeg’s Master Blender, with Jim Murray, author of the Whisky Bible. The two are discussing Ardbeg Uigeadail, voted whisky of the year in 2009: