OK, this isn’t wine. It’s whisky. A subject I know considerably less about than wine. But I am a flavour guy, so when I encounter some really interesting flavours, I want to share them here (unless they are beers – for that, I have beeranorak).
The whisky in question is the new release of Ardbeg’s Supernova, titled Committee Release SN2014. It’s 55% alcohol, and quite remarkable. I tasted 5cl tasting mini-bottle.
Ardbeg Supernova SN2014 Islay Single Malt
Powerfully aromatic, with spice, honey, peat (bonfire), sweet crystalline fruits, citrus peel and toast. Powerful palate with amazing intensity, balancing the significant peaty bonfire and spice notes with rich, sweet toast, nut, honey and baked lemon characters. So much personality. 9/10