Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
23 years old
Number of bottles
49.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
P/132342 14/015
Added on
13 Oct 2017 2:53 pm by Gerko
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 365.00

20 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

152 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Black Art 04.1

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.73 points

  1. Florius scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

  2. Pa_G scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. sttropez scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    Lovely smell, extremely complex and rich flavour

  4. penumbra scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    If Lagavulin 16 is the uncrowned king in the 300+ range, in 2000+ I voted 4.1.
    • Nose
      Tropical forest in the dry season, boletus, thick and viscous nectar, caramel, toffee, and hetian dates, juicy and slightly damaged various fruits (mulberries, blueberries, plums, cherries), sour , Lightly roasted nuts, butter and wood, leather, red wine, dry sherry. Fatty and fruity, heavy and heavy.
    • Taste
      Medium, high acid and low fat.
      Palate: Apples, Cabernet Sauvignon, slightly tannin and red fruits, roasted almonds, oak, meringue, honey, toffee, black chocolate, residual tea, coffee grounds cooked in mulled wine for too long.
    • Finish
      Long, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, meatless acid berries, grape flavored bubble gum.

  5. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A wonderfully spicy sherry malt. And that's still an understatement. You just notice the calm fullness of age, which takes the spicy aromas - from the very delicate types of smoke to the earthy herbs - the sharp tips of the youth and integrates them splendidly into the sherry and dark fruit flavors. The aroma play in the nose is particularly outstanding for me, which gives 95 points in my evaluation scheme. In the mouth, the malt becomes noticeably spicier, remains dense and strong, as well as in the finish. A total of 94 points of delight.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Fine campfire smoke, supplemented by the scent in an old, cold smokehouse. Sherry gets in the nose, prunes. Marjoram, slightly damp earth. A subtle sweetness rises behind it: a little plum roaster with cinnamon. Black berry compote. A couple of ripe, juicy apricots. The balance between sweetness and spice is absolutely successful.
    • Taste
      94 94
      The Black Art comes into the mouth very spicy, with lots of herbs such as marjoram and thyme, moist forest earth and oak. Sherry of course; the prune then unfolds in the second wave. Delicate smoke smoke develops in the mouth, the 49.2% essence tingles pleasantly.
    • Finish
      94 94
      The long finish continues the taste and remains herb-spicy with a very light smoke component and forest soil primer. The sherry and dried fruit aromas waft over it like a very delicate mist of aromas.

  6. Moses scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    It is expensive, but something unique. The PLV is ok for me at the pain threshold. This painting challenges me so much that I want to suppress the price. He has something special that Ralfy always talks about. Sweet, sour, salty, malty, spicy wood. Terrific.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Without water, alcohol is a nuisance. Then sweet malt with fruit basket "all sorts" in butterscotch with caramel-baked chocolate bananas. Hi how's it going !? With every 5th minute later new notes are added. The grape wood barrel stands above everything. Heavenly complex.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Fierce start but of the good kind. It doesn't get pushy but it keeps you awake. That's how it should be! Pure mouthfeel! Now I could list all the main words again. But it is much more complex than that. As early as 05.1 I wrote: "Everything is harmoniously interwoven. Spicy, sweet, sour, malty, leathery, what do I know what? Thanks to Bruichladdich!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long long longer. Sweet and sour dark fruits with rich spice and delicate woody notes wrapped in fine smoke. Everything is additionally backed by a salty aftertaste. He walks with his head held high. Masterpiece.

  7. SeWuWhisky scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Dark yellow, oily whiksy with excellent cremy mouth feeling.

    One of my best drams in 2018. A very complex and harmonic whisky with an very long pallate. All components are brilliantly aligned.
    Nose: Broom, honey, sweet sherry, oak, dried fruits, apple, malt, buiscuits.
    Taste: Shocolate, sweet, again oak and dried fruits as well as apple is carried through
    Palate: Very very long with oak, sweetness and fruty notes

  8. Descry scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    This Black Art is very good.
    Fruitiness, wine notes, complex. Don’t go on all following ones. They don’t provide that harmony, and their price is ridiculous high, limitation is only to justifie. This Black Art is very good balanced without the biting sharpness of the following ones. The new master destiller came after 4.1 ... and unfortunately he changed this recipe of success :-(


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