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Ardbeg Supernova

Postby borgom » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:57 am

A competitor for Octomore?
Does anyone have any additional info on this one yet?

Here's what Ardbeg's website http://www.ardbeg.com/Shop.asp?Cat=16 has to say:
Ardbeg Supernova
Count your lucky stars you’re a Committee Member, because here comes another celestial and very limited Committee Bottling: an exclusive test launch in advance of a wider release at the end of May. Ardbeg Supernova is peated to an astonishing level of over 100 parts per million, making it the peatiest Ardbeg ever. After the lightly peated pleasures of Blasda, Supernova is a stellar explosion of aroma and flavour – 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. Heavenly!
Available to order from xx January 2009
We are unable to deliver to the USA or Canada. However, for the first time US Committee Members will be able to buy limited quantities of this Committee Bottling on home soil. We anticipate that Supernova will land in the USA at the end of February. To locate your nearest Ardbeg Outpost, email ardbeg@mhusa.com
Price: £65
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:09 am

Yummy :D
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Aidan » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:32 pm

I can't see that on the website. I'm a member etc. Is it still up?
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby matthew2512 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:44 pm

it was there...now its gone :?
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby borgom » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:07 pm

Looks like it's been taken off the website, wonder why... :?
Anyhoo here's the bottle
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby jotter » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:45 pm

And it's back again!

Available from the 20th Jan limited to 2 bottles per person.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby DanAir » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:14 pm

Count me in - I haven't bought an Ardbeg for over a week :wink:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby SoMK » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:28 pm

Won't be able to resist, I already know it.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby papercrack » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:59 pm

How many is limited ?

Does not look anything special, no age etc.

Marketing guys gone mad shooting for a supernova. :yuk:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby DanAir » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:23 am

papercrack wrote:Does not look anything special, no age etc.

Without judging it before more details are confirmed I would guess that Ardbeg will be seduced by the success of the Corryvreckan, and the ridiculous prices it achieved on the secondary market, and bump up the price of the Supernova without increasing its age or reducing the number of bottles.

The fact that they are making a limit of 2 per member rather than the 1 of the Corryvreckan would also suggest that this will be a less limited edition. Either that or they're trying to reduce the workload at the poor folk at the Old Kiln Shop - after all many people ordered multiple bottles of the Corryvreckan (using different names, addresses, etc.) yet each needed to be packed and sent seperately.

Time will tell... One thing I'll say is that I hope they've got the distribution mechanism beefed up for this one so that we don't have to wait weeks after ordering before they're delivered.

Oh, what exciting times we live in :thumbsup:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby LagaDrinker » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:28 am

Not sure about the Age statement but it is a shame people sell it to make a profit.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby les taylor » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:01 pm

LagaDrinker wrote:Not sure about the Age statement but it is a shame people sell it to make a profit.



I have to agree with that. The Corry is too good to sell. It's definetly one for drinking and keeping. :)
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby r900p » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:42 pm

oops i've just read 'age statment' as aga statement, sat here thinking what on earth are they talking about! :oops:

My excuse is i've just been pouring samples out for a colleagues Bday and the smell has put me into a dream world.

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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby LeoDLion » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:26 pm

We are unable to deliver to the USA or Canada. However, for the first time
US Committee Members will be able to buy limited quantities of this Committee
Bottling on home soil. We anticipate that Supernova will land in the USA
at the end of February. To locate your nearest Ardbeg Outpost, email ardbeg@mhusa.com

I tried the email address stated here and I got back an error saying the email address is not unique. Anybody able to send an email to ardbeg@mhuusa.com?
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby corbuso » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:40 pm

LagaDrinker wrote:Not sure about the Age statement but it is a shame people sell it to make a profit.

Since the whisky is likely to be very young (3? 5 YO?), they prefer not to disclose it.
But they are still cheaper than Bruichladdich with their Octomore.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby lohssanami » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:15 pm

LeoDLion wrote:
We are unable to deliver to the USA or Canada. However, for the first time
US Committee Members will be able to buy limited quantities of this Committee
Bottling on home soil. We anticipate that Supernova will land in the USA
at the end of February. To locate your nearest Ardbeg Outpost, email ardbeg@mhusa.com

I tried the email address stated here and I got back an error saying the email address is not unique. Anybody able to send an email to ardbeg@mhuusa.com?


I sent an email to ardbeg@mhusa.com, but I didn't send one to ardbeg@mhuusa.com.

I have not received an error or reply yet.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby LeoDLion » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:03 pm

lohssanami wrote:
LeoDLion wrote:
We are unable to deliver to the USA or Canada. However, for the first time
US Committee Members will be able to buy limited quantities of this Committee
Bottling on home soil. We anticipate that Supernova will land in the USA
at the end of February. To locate your nearest Ardbeg Outpost, email ardbeg@mhusa.com

I tried the email address stated here and I got back an error saying the email address is not unique. Anybody able to send an email to ardbeg@mhuusa.com?


I sent an email to ardbeg@mhusa.com, but I didn't send one to ardbeg@mhuusa.com.

I have not received an error or reply yet.

I mistyped in my post. The error is

"Recipient user name ardbeg (ardbeg@mhusa.com) not unique. Several matches found in Domino Directory."
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Ryguy » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:21 pm

I sent an e-mail out to them as well, but no reply yet. Wait and see I guess.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby lohssanami » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:30 pm

LeoDLion wrote:I mistyped in my post. The error is

"Recipient user name ardbeg (ardbeg@mhusa.com) not unique. Several matches found in Domino Directory."


I figured it was a typo...just thought I would throw in some humor.

:P
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby anationonfire » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:31 am

Perhaps we will soon be in a Peat War :P :P :P :P
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Aidan » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:56 am

In Ireland, they call it "turf". A turf war sounds very appropriate.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby les taylor » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:44 am

Aidan wrote:In Ireland, they call it "turf". A turf war sounds very appropriate.



Aidan do you get Turf Bogs, your way? :)
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Aidan » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:48 am

Les, Turf bogs are a terrible problem out our way. There's one in the Dublin mountains making its way towards our estate at about 1 mm per year.

I went out a few times cutting turf in County Clare with my uncle a few times. I thought these "skills" would have stayed with me when I tried to do it on Islay a few years ago, but I was shown up. I'd forgotten that I never really developed the skill. I just stood there and watched.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby r900p » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:10 pm

Aidan wrote:Les, Turf bogs are a terrible problem out our way. There's one in the Dublin mountains making its way towards our estate at about 1 mm per year.

I went out a few times cutting turf in County Clare with my uncle a few times. I thought these "skills" would have stayed with me when I tried to do it on Islay a few years ago, but I was shown up. I'd forgotten that I never really developed the skill. I just stood there and watched.

... and had a dram? :wink:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby bear » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:25 pm

I see there is one on ebay already!!

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£125, I think i'll wait till Tuesday!
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby r900p » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:39 pm

Item location i expect is really Islay. He'll but it with the buyers funds! Just hope is order gets through if this is the case.

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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby papercrack » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:22 pm

Only 3000 bottles. Intersting how fast this will shift. :yuk:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Aidan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:30 pm

When I was at Ardbeg, the lady said that people were using all sorts of tricks to get more than their fair allocaiton of Corryvrekan. I'm sure it will be the same this time around.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:52 pm

They must be doing something right at Ardbeg/LVMH the amount of thread space this has generated since Monday on various boards , loads of speculation , fact and rumour .
We know it's 3000 bottles (600 of them to the USA according to rumour ) .
It's strong (58.9% ?) .
Can't get to know the age (The Chairman wouldn't let on Today....) but rumours of 2000 or 2001 distillation are on one board . if it is a 7 or 8yo all the better .
I was very disappointed by the Octomore but The Chairman thinks i will like the Supernova.......

Course i will it's an ARDBEG! :iwbrnt:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby John McGill » Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:02 am

Spirit of Islay wrote:It's strong (58.9% ?)


The website was updated this evening to show the abv and as expected it is 58.9%.

They also bumped the price of Airigh Nam Beist up by £5 :cry:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby adogranonthepitch » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:01 am

By all accounts - it is rather good - this Spuernova stuff.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby papercrack » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:54 pm

I think if there is only 2400 sold to UK this will be gone within 24 hrs.

Whats your view.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:58 pm

Please can we not have an insane frenzy of people logging on to the Ardbeg website to try and buy this one.









Because, I'll be trying to get mine :insane:
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby papercrack » Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:29 pm

Nice try Willie, but I suspect on hearing 1200 orders is needed to clear this .A rush is what we will have.
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Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:33 pm

papercrack wrote:Nice try Willie, but I suspect on hearing 1200 orders is needed to clear this .A rush is what we will have.


And that will just be the E-bayers !
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