Bruichladdich Black Art 1992 05.1 Edition
Bruichladdich // Islay, Scotland
Adam Hannett took the reins at Bruichladdich in 2015, after already having spent a decade at the distillery. Black Art 5.1 , his first edition, offered a huge opportunity to showcase what he was a capable of as head distiller. The youngest whisky included is from 1992, and otherwise, Hannett took charge of a recipe kept strictly secret, incorporating a myriad assortment of cask types. Black Art 5 debuted Christmas 2016.
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.
"The nose reveals a hefty sherry influence, with an assortment of nutty notes, from peanut brittle to walnuts, along with figs and dried fruits. The palate is smooth and velvety, with more nuttiness, salted peanuts, and plums and other dark red fruits. There's also spice and black pepper, all backed by a briny streak. The finish is short and pleasant, with a hearty, rich sweetness along with citrus zest and oak."