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Overall rating
89.71/100
votes
93
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
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

€ 302,23

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Black Art 06.1

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.71 points

  1. Misery scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Bruichladdich 1990 Black Art 06.1 26 yo | 46.9% | 24 + 23 + 23 + 23 = 93pts
    N: Caramel, blueberry, black currant, some strawberries, dried fruit, milk chocolate, nuts, dates, raisins, ginger, wine notes, insanely noble and complex.
    T: Wine, dried fruit and nut platter, a little pastry with spicy sweet spices, even more chocolate, dates, raisins, a little shag.
    F: Very static and long, creating in the throat a small pleasant spicy-woody lump that turns into the tartness of black chocolate, nuts and dry red wine.
    B: Delicate, balanced and thoughtful drink. Deserves an excellent assessment.

  2. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. MrYens scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  5. TechnOBY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. 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.

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