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Spiral Bruichladdich Black Art Edition 04.1

Bruichladdich

Black Art Edition 04.1

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 brûlée
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$379.99
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It’s all in the Black arts.

Bruichladdich is one of the most impressive distilleries in Scotland. It was built on Islay in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, who came from a Whisky dynasty. The brothers had wanted to create a distillery that was the very antithesis of an Islay farm distillery. They built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house, where they used 6m tall stills — unheard of at that time. Now owned by Remy Cointreau, the distillery remains pretty much the same as it has for the last 100 years with slow fermentation, “trickle” distillation in traditional wooden vats, and huge washes made from towering Douglas Fir.

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.


  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    49.2%
  • Distillery
    Bruichladdich
  • Bottler
    Bruichladdich
  • Age
    23 Year Old
  • Chill Filtered?
    No

Bruichladdich

Black Art Edition 04.1

(0.75l, 49.2%)


8.7/10
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