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Ardbeg Supernova 2014

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Ardbeg Supernova.JPGTo say that there is a buzz surrounding this whisky would be to call Toronto's ex-mayor Rob Ford moderately unfit to lead. Rarely has there been such fever-pitch clamour for a newly released whisky, so when we were offered the opportunity to wade into the fray to get our noses on it with a media sample, how could we say no? 

For those that have yet to get swept up in the peat and PR tornado, Supernova was originally released in 2009 with an eye to being the most heavily peated whisky of all time; a title quickly usurped by Bruichladdich's Octomore series. It all seemed to be an experiment in chest puffing pavonine posturing, except that the whisky was quite good from any point of view. This naturally led to its own sub-cult following, which promulgated enough allegiance to warrant a second release the following year. 

However, from then on the cries for more fell on deaf ears, until now.

Recap: Whisky Live 2014 Toronto

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On Saturday, October 18, 2014 I attended Whisky Live Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The all-inclusive event featured dozens of booths pouring several whiskies each, a delicious buffet, live entertainment and masterclass sessions available for purchase. The well-attended event seemed mostly geared to those who are new to the world of whisky but there were a few gems available on-site for long-time whisky enthusiasts.

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  • Isabelle Gurble commented on The Famous Jubilee, Special Edition Reserve:

    This looks amazing, something my husband would love. His birth is coming up soon as well.

  • Ryan commented on Forty Creek Heart of Gold:

    Hi Sherry, I think you might be outta luck on this one. Only 9000 bottles of this delicious whisky were produced and I'd wager most - if not all - purveyors have been sold out for quite some time now. If you're looking to sample it, I'd recommend visiting your local whisky bar and checking their list of Canadian whisky offerings. Your only other option would be to try and track down someone willing to give up their bottle? I've got one 2oz sample tucked away and, sorry, I'm keeping it all to myself! :) Good luck! Let us know if you find a bottle!

  • Sherry commented on Forty Creek Heart of Gold:

    Do you know where I can purchase this item?

    Sherry Boutilier

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