Bruichladdich Black Art 06.1 is 26 Year Old, un-peated, creamy Islay magic.
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 family dynasty. They built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house, where they used 6-meter tall stills, which was unheard of at the time. Now owned by Remy Cointreau, the distillery remains pretty much the same as it has for more than 100 years. As the French culinary saying goes, "it is in the oldest pots that the best soup is made.” Slow fermentation, slow distillation, married in 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.
Bruichladdich Black Art 06.1 is the latest edition of the legendary enigmatic Black Art Series with a cask history known only to the Bruichladdich's head distiller, Adam Hannett... Here's what we do know about the 6th edition of the mysterious Black Art series. The unpeated Single Malt was aged for 26 years, it was distilled in 1990, and only 18,000 pieces were bottled at a brilliant 46.9% ABV. The fact that no chill-filtering and artificial colors were applied in the process is also important to be pointed out. You must probably be really curious about the cask type... We could make some wild guesses here, but actually, truth be told... Only Adam knows!