Ardbeg Supernova (2019 Release), 53.8%

Price: $180 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This is the fifth release of Ardbeg's most heavily peated expression. The bold nose yields ashy peat, fish oil, hot lemon juice, black pepper, asphalt, and antiseptic cream. Oily and voluptuous on the sweet palate, with orchard fruits, honey, seaweed, and lots of moist peat. The finish is lengthy and very smoky, with chile, cinnamon, and barbecued meat.