Ardbeg, the iconic Islay malt whisky unveils its third edition of Supernova 2014, a new
expression of Ardbegâ€™s peatiest Single Malt.
The launch of Supernova 2014 coincides with the return of Ardbegâ€™s pioneering Space experiment. To celebrate this ground-breaking journey, the distillery will release the highly sought-after Single Malt which is fittingly named after a super bright explosion of a star. A vial of Ardbeg spirit has been orbiting the globe in the International Space Station for the last three years in a mission to decipher the impact gravity has on maturation. The vial will re-enter the earthâ€™s atmosphere on 12th September, travelling back in the Soyuz-U Rocket and will land in Kazakhstan. The sample will then be taken to Houston, Texas to be reunited with the test sample from Ardbegâ€™s warehouse #3 to begin the analysis in the first study of its kind.
The full research findings will be published in 2015 and could prove revolutionary. Dr Bill Lumsden, Ardbegâ€™s Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation, will lead the research, working alongside US-based space research company NanoRacks LLC. Dr Lumsden states â€œWe are now close to the end, close to finding answers to something previously unknown, which is truly exciting.â€
Previous editions of Supernova have been described as â€œout of this worldâ€ and Supernova 2014 looks set to follow this form. It is bottled at 55% ABV, and will be available from 12th September 2014 from Ardbeg Embassies* and on MoÃ«t Hennessy Selection: www.moethennessy-selection.co.uk with a RSP of Â£124.99.