Bruichladdich, Black Art 10.1, Aged 29 Years, Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland) 700ML
Whisky.com (11/3/2022): Bruichladdich Distillery relies heavily on transparency and always discloses the most precise details of each of its whisky bottlings. There is one exception: the cask composition of the Black Art Editions is not revealed. However, the respective vintage of the whisky is indicated.
The new Bruichladdich Black Art 10.1 are casks from 1993, before the distillery was temporarily closed. The Black Art is bottled in natural colour and at cask strength without chill filtration. Bruichladdich Black Art 10.1 offers an alcohol strength of 45.1% ABV and is available online at the distillery shop and in the next days also at spirits specialist shops.
Bruichladdich has been releasing the Black Art bottlings for 10 years now. It is the sixth edition of the Black Art that Adam Hannett, Head Distiller at Bruichladdich Distillery, has created.
He says: "The creative freedom I have when creating this single malt is a privilege. It allows me to take risks and explore the realms of possibility. Whisky making relies on the harmonious marriage between cask and spirit, and Black Art 10 is a celebration of the extraordinary things that can happen when we abandon the detail and simply appreciate and enjoy the flavour."
CHARACTER: Depth, complexity, knowledge and balance. The confidence and intuition used to guide this spirit is handed from one generation of distillers to the next. The choices made through years of maturation with casks of unrivaled provenance uniquely shape each expression of Black Art, never to be repeated.
NOSE: Warm and inviting, a bright fruity note welcomes you. The fragrant toasted oak brings chocolate praline, cedar, leather and subtle hints of clove and nutmeg, before moving to fruit notes of sweet apricot jam, ripe melon, dark cherries and blackcurrants. There is a light touch of citrus with lemon zest and gooseberries dipped in honey, with delicate floral notes of geranium and honeysuckle balanced with a hint of iodine and leather.
PALATE: Orange barley sugars, ginger nut biscuits and lemon meringue pie are followed by sweet apricot jam and marzipan. The toasted oak brings smooth chocolate and vanilla notes, beautifully complemented with syrupy fruit, raisins, plum and melon. Over time, iodine and a hint of coconut come through, with delicate oak spices of warming ginger and cinnamon. A velvet texture, the depth and balance of this single malt glides across the palate.
FINISH: Tablet and smooth fudge bring a softness to the finish, while ripe soft fruits, subtle tobacco and a hint of ginger linger.
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