Ardbeg goes Supernova
An iconic whisky distillery on the remote island of Islay has launched a new single malt called Supernova, which the company is describing as "the peatiest Ardbeg ever".
Three thousand bottles of Ardbeg's latest whisky sold out in just 112 minutes when it was offered for sale online to a group of enthusiasts - making it the fastest selling whisky in the famous distillery's 194-year history. It is now on general release.
Ardbeg Supernova - which takes its name from the "galactic explosion" as stars end their lives - was snapped up by members of the Ardbeg Committee, a group of 47,000 Ardbeg fans across 112 countries.
Ardbeg Supernova is created from the most heavily peated Ardbeg stocks of varying distillation dates. The new malt has peating levels well in excess of 100 parts per million (milligrams per litre) making it the peatiest whisky Ardbeg has ever produced.