Ardbeg Hypernova Committee Release Single Malt Whisky

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Ardbeg Distillery (Scottish Gaelic: Taigh-stail Àirde Beaga) is a Scotch whisky distillery in Ardbeg on the south coast of the isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides group of islands.

The distillery is owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, and produces a heavily peated Islay whisky.  The distillery uses malted barley sourced from the maltings in Port Ellen.

The Ardbeg distillery has been producing whisky since 1798 and began commercial production in 1815.

Released in 2022 this heavily peated Ardbeg Hypernova is distilled from peated malt barley with a phenol level of 170ppm.
Officially launched in January 2000, the Ardbeg Committee is a fan club that loosely tasked with safeguarding the distillery from a return to its darker days of the previous century. Open to anyone to register, the club has access to exclusive releases like this one, which are never available to the general public. Membership also have access to a private room at the distillery and are asked to adhere to semi-tongue in cheek set of Committee rules, one of which warns of grave consequences for those who mix their Ardbeg with anything other than water.

Nose: Heavy peat smoke, ash, pepper, leather, after a few drops of water liquorice, moss and burnt gum
Taste: Strong, oily, peaty, salted caramel, dark chocolate, aniseed, cloves
Finish: Long heavy smoke, roasted coffee, smoked heather, moss, earthy notes