BRUICHLADDICH 1994 BLACK ART Edition 8.1 Aged 26 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ML)



BRUICHLADDICH 1994 BLACK ART single malt that has been matured for more than a quarter of a century. Aromas of lime zest, fresh oranges, caramel, dried apricots, pipe tobacco and maple syrup fill the nose. The palate offers notes of sweet oak, maple syrup, walnuts, vanilla, apricots and millionaire’s shortbread that linger in the finish.

Sadly, none of that 19th century spirit survives, but the original Victorian machinery has allowed an unparalleled legacy of craft distilling to trickle down through the generations of men who make this sophisticated Islay dram. It was in 1994 that the Bruichladdich distillery closed for a significant period of time. No one knew if this modern distillery would reopen its doors and see spirits start to flow through the stills again. A period in the whisky industry that will not be forgotten for years to come.

“This spirit endured in Bruichladdich’s warehouse when the distillery had been forgotten. The quality of the liquid after 25 years is a significant sign of guardianship passing from one generation to the next. I feel quite honoured to have worked with it” – Head Distiller Adam Hannett. This is Adam’s fourth Black Arts release from the Bruichladdich Distillery, an un-peated single malt bursting with fruits and layered textures. Whiskey Club

We do not get to understand which casks types were used, it remains a secret. We do know that every drop was distilled and matured on Islay and it was bottled at 45.1% abv with no artificial colouring and it is non chill filtered. We can also identify that this release has had more of a focus on the Bruichladdich spirit.

The flavour is not as intense as before, more mellowed with citrus and stone fruits being the most prominent notes. These releases from the Bruichladdich Distillery are a collectors piece or a whisky to savour in good company. Only 12,000 bottles were produced for worldwide distribution. All individually numbered.


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