Bruichladdich Black Art Edition 04.1

Bruichladdich Black Art Edition 04.1

(0.75l, 49.2%)


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It’s all in the Black arts.

Bruichladdich is an award-winning distillery employing generations of distilling knowledge and the principle of minimal intervention.
 
Built in 1881 on the wild Scottish island of Islay, Bruichladdich distillery still uses the original Victorian equipment to create a range of single malt whiskies that are trickle distilled, matured and bottled solely on Islay by a skilled team of 78 men and women.
 
Bruichladdich implements revolutionary, modern interpretations of time-honored ideas and challenges the comfortable conventions of a whisky establishment. Rejecting the onset of modern automation and homogenization, the Head Distiller, Adam Hannett, only considers production methods that place the quality of liquid above everything else.
 
Diversity starts in the field. Provenance is key. Bruichladdich believes the interaction of man, land, soil and climate is paramount. They value their farmer relationships, reconnecting that lost cycle between farmer and distiller -- land and spirit.

Bruichladdich Black Art isn’t just marketing spin. Sure, they play up the kitschy theme with a black, opaque bottle adorned with icons plucked from Masonic Temple conspiracy websites, but this 4th iteration of their non-peated single malt is a genuine mystery — because they won’t tell you a darned thing about it. “Black Art,” get it? They basically let master distiller Jim McEwan run wild in the Bruichladdich rick-house grabbing casks from 1990. But the adventurous is rewarded with a sublimely aged single malt at 49.2% ABV that is grabbing Gold Medals all over the place.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    49.2%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    23 Year Old
  • Chill Filtered?
    No

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most single malts are matured longer).

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Orange-bronze.

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Amazing complex aroma with ice wine, chocolate, and strawberry jam.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Powerful and mature with more chocolate and jam, but now baking spices, orange zest, and coconut. 

Finish 
Smooth with roasted stone fruits and crème brûlé
Ratings & Reviews
Kali
Kali,
There is a hint of nuttiness that I don’t absolutely love but everything about this is amazing. Smooth as hell, full of strong bold flavor. Really a pretty great whiskey.
 
Alon
Alon,
I was intrigued by the reviews. Decided to take the plunge. It’s an exceptional scotch. Smooth yet very complex on the palate. Everything really well balanced. Tastes good. Not overwhelming. One of the best scotches I’ve ever had.
 
Robert
Robert,
This is an incredibly complex whisky. If you take your time it will surprise you with every sip. It usually starts out string with a port flavor (tawny, though I doubt it was aged in tawny casks). Sherry makes a strong showing, as well as occasional freshly cut green grass and pineapple. It's kind of weird, but I love it!
 
guest
guest,
Rich Sherry, Raisins and dark fruits with melted chocolate. A very delicious Dram.
 
Alex
Alex,
Extremely balanced, smooth but rich bottle
 
Mark
Mark,
I don't know the jargon associated with academic appreciation of the single malt style of spirits distillation... but my nose, palate and tastebuds were all in agreement on this one. Absolutely awesome! I took the bottle to a Scottish Pub (Drouthy Bear in Camden, Maine) tasting of Islay single malts, and the pubmaster saved this one for last: through two rooms full of happy patrons, you could here a wave of gasps and groans of appreciation as this was sampled! Worth every penny, and there was even some to take home to savor soon! No smoke, but absolute 23 year cask perfection. Happy customer!
 
guest
guest,
Excellent smooth ⭐️
 
guest
guest,
Wonderful balance
 
guest
guest,
Nice toffee
 
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