An exceptionally smooth, un-peated, limited edition Single Malt from Bruichladdich that will make your mouth water.
The Bruichladdich Distillery is very impressive. In 1881 the Harvey brothers — who came from a Whisky family dynasty — built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house with unheard-of six-meter tall stills. After being closed for a short period between 1994-2001, the distillery was brought back to life using pretty much the same 100 year old equipment by two London Wine merchants, who believed that terroir matters. They proudly practice slow fermentation and slow distillation using traditional wooden vats and huge washes made from towering Douglas Fir. The distillery produces non-peated Bruichladdich Single Malt, Port Charlotte which is peated in the classic Islay style, the heavily peated Octomore, and The Botanist Islay Dry Gin.
The Black Art series from Bruichladdich gets its name from the mystery of the casks it comes from — they keep them a secret. Bruichladdich Black Art 8.1 is no exception. We do know that the Spirit in the bottle was distilled in 1994, making it a twenty-six year-old dram of the good stuff. We also know that it is un-peated with everything being done on Islay from distillation to maturation to bottling. And it is placed in those mysterious black bottles without chill filtration or coloring at 45.1% ABV. We also know that this popular release is limited to just 12,000 bottles, and while that might sound like a lot, we assure you that there are many hundred of thousands of dedicated fans waiting to get their hands on a bottle to call their own.
Bruichladdich is darned hard to say correctly. The trouble is that the "-ich" in Scots Gaelic is sometimes pronounced as a hard "k" and sometimes it’s silent. And in "Bruichladdich" there’s one of each. Say it this way: "brook - laddie" and you’ll be close.