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Overall rating
89.53/100
votes
163
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1990
Bottled
12.04.2018
Stated Age
26 years old
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
46.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L/162132 18/109 2018 0412
Barcode
5055807408660
Added on
16 May 2018 8:30 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 303,78

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163 × member ratings

287 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Black Art 06.1

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.53 points

  1. pdby scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Juicy, jam-berry malt, with blueberries and strawberries, dried fruits, ginger chocolate, with a wine and nut-dried fruit flavor profile, seasoned with sweet spices, and a long nut-chocolate finish with nuances of red wine.
    A delicate, balanced and thoughtful drink. Adult spirits are perfectly friendly with each other, with all its depth Black Art is very alcoholic and understandable. The design of the tube and bottle is mystical-occult, gloomy, I really liked it.

    RATING: 92pts - [n24, t22, f23, b23] → | 90-92: Excellent |

  2. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    This is really good! A bit better than the 5.1. I find it quite a bit different than the 4.1, this is more winey but very well integrated and balanced. This has improved with oxidation since first opened one month ago, but the finish is a little short. A decent buy at only $300cnd. Not too many releases in that price rang where you can get a 26yo (at cask strength) distillery release in this day and age.

    However as I finish this bottle I've had to drop my rating down two points as it's not too special (nowhere near the quality of the 4.1 (the best so far)). And although it's a 26yo cask strength releases it does seem to lack some depth and complexity on the finish. I really did expect more.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    N- Vibrant, salted caramel that stamped a strong footing on the character. Soothing and rich on the nose without being aggressive. Alluring dark rubbery dried fruits of raisin and figs, herbal oilmen, refine, mature and fully ripe apricot and melon. A lot going on and superbly complex, some curious pine and spicy liquorice to keep things going on the extra mile. (93/23)

    P- Perfect dried fruits with amicable lightness on the palate, sublime texture with soft herb oilmen and waxy. Quality dates, figs and agile, highly evolving from nose to palate for exciting sips. (94/23)

    F- Medium-long, more sherry come thru, demarara, ripe tannin with good depth and velvet. (90/22)

    Body/Balance- 96/24 Rich and complex and still subtly light and breezy, superb.

    Weighted Rate:- 92pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Vibrant, salted caramel that stamped a strong footing on the character. Soothing and rich on the nose without being aggressive. Alluring dark rubbery dried fruits of raisin and figs, herbal oilmen, refine, mature and fully ripe apricot and melon. A lot going on and superbly complex, some curious pine and spicy liquorice to keep things going on the extra mile. (93/23)
    • Taste
      P- Perfect dried fruits with amicable lightness on the palate, sublime texture with soft herb oilmen and waxy. Quality dates, figs and agile, highly evolving from nose to palate for exciting sips. (94/23)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, more sherry come thru, demarara, ripe tannin with good depth and velvet. (90/22)

      Body/Balance- 96/24 Rich and complex and still subtly light and breezy, superb.

      Weighted Rate:- 92pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  4. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The entire review is available on mrbarleycorn.com
    • Nose
      92 92
      Voluminous dark fruits. Blackberry jam, dried plums, figs. But also a subtle light fruitiness is there with peaches. There is an association with grape nut chocolate, nougat, vanilla, malt and a little honey. Once you get used to the intense dark notes, a subtle flow of flowers comes through, rose water and a maritime freshness completes the whole thing. I like it very much. The aromas form a large whole and complement each other wonderfully. Really great.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The Black Art starts with a slight tingle on the tongue, then becomes oily, full and voluminous. Neat honey sweetness, wine notes, this time ripe blackberries, plum jam with its typical spices, raisins, peach and mango. I think about rosé wine. There are also vanilla, clear wood and nut chocolate. Quite tasty, yet complex.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium to long. Sweet, warming, peach, sherry, oak and a kick of white pepper.

  5. Drochaid scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

        Producer's Tasting Notes by Adam Hannett

        Nose: There is a huge depth and richness on initial nosing. Roll the glass through your fingers to rouse the aromas and rich, black charred oak with blackberry jam, dark chocolate, raisin, plum, elderberry and apple appear. Notes of marzipan and lemon meringue pie give sweetness and tell of the Bruichladdich DNA working with the casks. Cedar wood and brown sugar come through as the whisky opens.

        Taste: The richness and vitality of the oak and the fruit is astounding. The soft orchard fruit of the spirit comes through after opening a little, sitting beautifully alongside fragrant vanilla custard. Sip again and taste the dark fruits; date, fig, raisin and chocolate, crystallised ginger and floral red rose. Impossible to define as a particular style this dram twists and changes constantly, each layer revealed adds to the mystery of how this whisky was created. Layers of honeycomb, soft fruit, praline, tobacco coconut and a sublime texture tell of its class.

        Mood/Character: There may never be an understanding of how this whisky was created but tasting it and understanding why is more important. To compare and compartmentalise this exceptionally rare and unique dram is to miss the point of a whisky that is the essence of the distiller’s instinct passion and experience. If you must ask, you will never know.

        Finish: Chocolate, apricot, pineapple, classic exotic fruits from well-aged Bruichladdich tell of the quality and balance of oak and spirit. The oak speaks of its quality now with brown sugar, ginger nut biscuits, toffee, orange scented caramel and a velvet tobacco finish.

  6. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Nose:
    a fruit basket with plum, fig, berries and peach, followed by a honey sweetness, a little vanilla in the background, malt and finally a fine floweriness

    Taste:
    In the mouth, too, the dark fruit comes into its own, an exotic fruit note (mango?), A hint of rosemary, nut and oak provide a fine spicy opposite pole, but the sweetness of fruit with caramel and chocolate dominates, incredibly creamy

    Outlet:
    warming, fruity and sweet with a pleasant oak flavor
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Comparison between Bruichladdich 1990 25yo 48.1% WID: 90768 vs. Bruichladdich Black Art 6.1 46.9% WID: 112493

    In the nose they are pretty similar. In addition to the sherry notes, a pleasant freshness also comes through. Then wood that is not completely dry and a bit of tobacco. The 1990 looks a bit fuller with more sherry influence and the Black Art shows a few mineral and herbal notes
    In the mouth, the 1990 is oily and almost syrupy. A lot of sherry. In addition, milk chocolate with nuts and orange, which gradually darkens. In the finish, the oak makes itself felt, but is never uncomfortable.
    The Black Art is not as full-bodied in comparison. The sherry looks a bit more acidic, drier and sometimes not so well integrated. The oak is less elegant and is more gruff.

    Both delicious malts. There is inevitably not so much of the distillery character. The Black Art somehow doesn't blow me away. It is too inharmonic in my mouth for that. The 1990 is a beautiful sherry malt.
    Both are priced outside of what I would pay for it.

  8. rolabob scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Seanzhang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Vallado scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    blindly Asting
    • Nose
      88 88
      Beautiful freshness paired with fresh berry notes (especially strawberry), mild spices, vanilla, slightly floral, almond (oil)
    • Taste
      87 87
      medium onset, rather thinner texture, fresh-fruity, sweet, moist forest floor, slightly malty
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium length, moist wood, warming, mild spices, cinnamon, licorice, light red fruits

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