The fourth release of Bruichladdich’s famously enigmatic secret single malt. The exact contents of this bottling are a mystery to everyone apart from the whisky’s creator, the now-retired Master Distiller Jim McEwan.
What we do know is this whisky was distilled in 1990, and has been aged for a total of 23 years. The whisky ahs been matured in a mixture of American and European oak casks, and though the former contents of these barrels are unknown, there is likely some sherry and wine casks at work here.
Drinkers should expect a glissando of flavours, with rich, fudgy aromatics of chocolate, coffee, tobacco giving way to more tropical flavours of coconut, mango and guava. Dried fruit notes of prune and raisin round off the palate, with a distinctive Bruichladdich floral creamy note lingering.
Bottled at 49.2% ABV, without chill filtration or artificial colouration, this allows the natural character of this whisky to take hold.
Deliberately mysterious, empathetically Bruichladdich, this is one of the greatest whiskies this distillery has produced. All Laddie fans have to try this special dram at least once.
Black Art is Master Distiller Jim McEwan’s personal voyage into the heart of Bruichladdich. We believe in the soul of the artisan.Producer’s note