Bruichladdich 23 Years - 1990 Black Art 04.1

This is the 4th edition of the legendary Black Art series. She matured for 23 years in selected barrels of American and French oak. Its sweet, fruity and soft texture make it a great whiskey without equal.
Strictly limited!

This is the 4th edition of the legendary Black Art series. She matured for 23 years in selected barrels of American and French oak. Its sweet, fruity and soft texture make it a great whiskey without equal.
Strictly limited!

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6499
Bruichladdich
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
23 Years
1990
2013
49.2%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Oak:
Peat Smoke:
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Apple:
Barley:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Ginger:
Grape:
Lemon:
Malt:
Peach:
Raisin:
Tropical Fruit:
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Fruit:
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28. Jul 2015
Nose:
Red raisins, spicy, hey, citrus
Taste:
Strong, intense chocolate, sweet, spicy, exotic fruits
Finish:
Long and warming
27. Jan 2019

Comment:
Heaven in a glass.... Sublime
Davisscholar
17. Oct 2015
Classic example of a modern "cask finish overcoat" Scotch, but well done.

The Bruichladdich character asserts itself over time and dominates after 10-15 minutes in the glass. Dried citrus, earthy barley and a musty hint of smoke. Likely aged in tired Bourbon barrels.

Before that, there is an onslaught of candied, sweet cask aromas, most prominently yellow peach, apricot, honey, toffee and a faint, acetic red fruit note. Obviously, Tawny Port, Madeira and potentially Sauternes casks were involved - however, no indication of red wine casks (other than Port).

On the palate, the "overcoat" makes for a massive, syrupy sweetness at the front and middle of the palate, but the back and finish carry a nervy, chile and ginger higher alcohol punch. Sour barrel-notes fade quickly and give way to some astringency and big sweetness. (Any bitterness is masked by the sweetness.)

An interesting exercise and novelty dram, if it weren't for the price. The 16 "Cuvee F" tastes better at half the price.
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10. Oct 2015
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27. Oct 2015
navi
29. Nov 2015