It was a long week so I decided to go with something a little more “extravagant” tonight. This bottle originally came in a
couple months ago, but I didn’t take the time to sit down and write some notes. A good friend picked it up in the UK while over there for business – you can see the UK Market label in the pictures. The Supernova is a no age statement whisky – so I am assuming there are some youngin’s in there. It is bottled at 58.9% and is touted as having a peatiness level over 100 ppm.
Color – Gold, champagne
Nose – Peat, smoke, moss, barbecue, intense!
Palate – WOW! Big punch of peat, honeyed sweetness, creamy, mouth coating, the alcohol burn is intense but fits well with this dram, melon, you can definitely tell it has youthful origins, a dark spice,
Finish – long, you can feel/taste the peat drag its feet on the way out.
Intense and Powerful are the adjectives that immediately come to mind here. This is an in your face peat and alcohol bomb. Should be enjoyed with others though I think – the impressions and flavors that it leaves you with must be shared. Reminds me of why I love Islay whiskies so much. I look forward to bringing out the Octomore bottle and having a little peat showdown soon.