Bruichladdich Black Art 4.1
This fourth incarnation of the now legendary Black Art is as enigmatic as ever, the composition of casks is a mystery to all but its creator. Working with American and French oak to explore that most esoteric relationship between spirit and wood, Black Art is the Master Distiller’s personal voyage into the heart of Bruichladdich.
Bruichladdich is an award-winning distillery employing generations of distilling knowledge and the principle of minimal intervention. Built in 1881 on the wild Scottish island of Islay, Bruichladdich distillery still uses the original Victorian equipment to create a range of single malt whiskies that are trickle distilled, matured and bottled solely on Islay by a skilled team of 78 men and women. Bruichladdich implements revolutionary, modern interpretations of time-honored ideas and challenges the comfortable conventions of a whisky establishment. Rejecting the onset of modern automation and homogenization, the Head Distiller, Adam Hannett, only considers production methods that place the quality of liquid above everything else. Diversity starts in the field. Provenance is key. Bruichladdich believes the interaction of man, land, soil and climate is paramount. They value their farmer relationships, reconnecting that lost cycle between farmer and distiller - land and spirit. Bruichladdich Black Art 4.1 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky was distilled in 1990 and originally aged in American oak casks that were previously used to mature bourbon. After its initial beautyrest, however, McEwan conjured up an entirely unique whisky — the Black Art was finished in a variety of assorted wine casks (the exact method that McEwan used to create the Black Art remains a closely guarded secret) before being bottled at cask strength. As a result, the whisky has an antique copper color and a unique flavor profile. It has an aroma of cherry, apricot, orange, brown sugar and figs. Initially, the velvety palate continues with fruit-forward notes structured by oak, honey, tobacco, and cinnamon. The balance of oak, malt, and fruit settle into a gently floral finish. Pick up a bottle of this scotch magic today!
|Proof||98.4 (49.2% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Bruichladdich Distillery|
Notes of chocolate and coconut, tangerine and papaya and a wonderful infusion of barley sugar with a pinch of cinnamon and aniseed.
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