A few months ago, Bruichladdich released a private batch of its Octomore at 80 ppm phenols. After that, the public batch of Bruichladdich Octomore was the heaviest peated whisky in the world at 131 ppm. A liquid ash tray.
Yesterday, Ardbeg announced to launch its own peat monster: Ardbeg Supernova at “over 100 ppm”.
Some official tasting notes: “deep earthy peat oils, smoky coal tar, rolling tobacco, camomile, cedar and heather bloom. Hot, sizzling and gristy sensations effervesce on the tongue while pepper pops with chilli and chocolate.”
Looking forward to tasting it. Looking forward to the Octomore as well by the way. After several months of rumours it has become one of those bottles everyone’s talking about but nobody has been able to buy. Just another marketing trick from Bruichladdich?