New Limited Release at Lukas Liquor Superstore
2014 Committee Release
“The Ultimate” Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
A Predecessor Returns
2011 was the year Ardbeg went to space. Millions of miles later, our experiment has made it back home and with it, the return of something equally monumental and just as eagerly awaited – Supernova. But something happened along the way. If it’s possible, this Supernova is even more out there than its 2009 Committee Release predecessor. The additional boost of sherry-matured stock has added ginger and cinnamon spiciness, a deep richness and a new dimension of sweetness. Its legendary peatiness – 100ppm – remains, making it one of the peatiest Ardbeg’s ever. Sharpen your ESP (extrasupernovary perception), close your eyes and taste. The result is earth-shattering.
While the Ardbeg Space Experiment progressed, Committee members across the globe busied themselves toasting the ISS as it passed overhead 15 times a day. Now it has returned and our whisky boffins can get to work. With clipboards at the ready, they are donning white coats and are set to unearth the outer-worldy secrets of micro-gravity maturation, versus maturation in Warehouse 3. They’ll be presenting their phenolic findings to the world at some point in the near future. Please tune in to ardbeg.com/space to follow their progress.
Ardbeg Supernova 2014 Committee Release
Color: Bright gold.
Nose: Intense, zesty, smoked lemons and pears, lemongrass and pine needles, embedded in a deep, resinous, sticky waxy base. This initial, tangy vapor trails off, bringing in the tranquil whiff of salty, briny, seaweed-covered shores. More solid scents are then discovered, with the mineral-like tone of flint and granite, sooty smoke and a fresh, metholic stab of peppermint. Finally, a curious, sharp-sweet burst of delicious applewood smoked cheese is encountered.
Taste: Pepper and spice up front followed by peppermint and other medicinal tones. There are notes of dark birch tar intermingled with spicy-sweet chili flavored chocolate coating the entire mouth in luscious linseed oil.
Finish: The velocity increases, until it is almost off the scale, with rich flavors of tar, creosote, briarwood, spicy tobacco and licorice root.
NO phone, email or fax reservations
First come, first serve, in store only release
Limit one bottle per person, per day
-Adam M England
Lukas Spirits Manager
Lukas Liquor Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.