Ardbeg Supernova SN2019 Committee Release
You would not think it to see it now, but Ardbeg had a difficult time of it for much of the 20th century. The distillery was bought in a joint venture between Hiram Walker and DCL in 1959, both intending to supply their blends. The subsequent years were very successful, but DCL backed out in 1979 (closing many of their other distilleries a few years later), and Hiram Walker then struggled in the 1980s era oversupply when interest in blended Scotch was waning. They closed it down for the majority of the decade. It re-opened briefly in the 1990s before being revived for good by Glenmorangie plc in 1997.
Supernova is the peatiest Ardbeg expression produced at the famous Islay distillery, and was first bottled in 2009. This 2019 Committee Release was the first bottled in four years, following the SN2015 bottling. That particular edition saw the culmination of an unusual experiment conducted in association with the International Space Station and NanoRacks, a US-based space research firm. The experiment saw vials of Ardbeg new make spirit and several cask fragments sent into the Earth's orbit.
The 2019 release has been matured in ex-bourbon casks which have remained firmly on terra firma this time.
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