Bruichladdich Black Art Edition 04.1
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 23 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1990
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2013
  • Alcohol 49.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • chocolate
  • jam
  • earthy
  • zesty
  • coconut
  • roasted
  • strawberry
  • phenols

Bruichladdich

Black Art Edition 04.1 (0.7l, 49.2%)
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Character Goatson
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 Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age 23 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1990
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2013
  • Alcohol 49.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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
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  • smoky
  • chocolate
  • jam
  • earthy
  • zesty
  • coconut
  • roasted
  • strawberry
  • phenols
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
Bruichladdich is one of the few distilleries that dedicates 100% of production to their broad range of single malt Whisky.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Everything is done on-site -- including bottling (which is rare).
Bruichladdich is one of the few distilleries that dedicates 100% of production to their broad range of single malt Whisky.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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