Ardbeg Supernova, 2nd Release (SN2010) (60.1% ABV, NCF, NC)
Color: Light straw, long legs and lots of droplets on glass.
Nose: Very Ardbeg-y peat with the lemon found in the 10 with a mineral cleanliness. Also some fresh apricots and something earthy and damp. Water softens the peat and highlights the lemon.
Palate: Very sweet intense peat, with a bite on it. There’s lemon and ash and the alcohol burn is very much felt. With water, more lemon and even sweeter peat with the malt showing itself.
Linger: VERY long linger, all the way down. The peat remains dominant with some bitter notes on the sides of the tongue and a sweetness in the middle of it.
[Tasting notes: http://maltandoak.com/one-quick-dram-ardbeg-supernova-whisky-tasting-notes/]