Bruichladdich Black Art 1990 04.1 Edition
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
From Bruichladdich, comes this unpeated Islay whisky, the fourth Black Art release. Distilled in 1990, and bottled in 2013, this 23 year old whisky is matured in a variety of American and French oak barrels, the exact nature of which are known only to Master Distiller Jim McEwan.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typevariety of American and European oak some with varied wine finishes
"An unusual bouquet, with hints of sherry, Bordeaux wine, and perhaps even Sauternes wine blended with fresh lemon peel, honey and the slightest hint of salt air. On the palate, this whisky is exotic and exhibits lots of fruit notes. Fresh papaya abounds, with coconut, chocolate, mango and star anise notes before finishing with nice oak, a bit of cereal grains, and peach crisp. While Black Art may have mysterious origins, the final result is simply sublime. This is a complex and nuanced whisky that is exceptionally well-made. "