Bruichladdich Black Art 10.1

Overall rating
90.80/100
votes
67
Whiskybase ID
WB220354
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2022
Stated Age
29 years old
Strength
45.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5055807415521
Added on
01 nov 2022 10:24 pm by ekonshin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 489.69

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Whisky reviews for Bruichladdich Black Art 10.1

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.80 points.

  1. Hegu scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Really beautiful and possibly the best Black Art bottle I've tasted, released in 2022.
    • Nose
      Deeply fruity, malty, paint, sawdust, yeast, dark chocolate, coffee, herbal, more aromas emerge all the time, toffee.
    • Taste
      Big, rich, dry, soft.
    • Finish
      Great finish, big malty, at the same time also light and fruity wonderful whisky.

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  3. TechnOBY scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. etwa77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    rather underwhelming.. especially bothersome is the strong-ish bitter note in the finish that just stays.. quite spicy on the palate and oily, honey-sweet and wine-y.. but i am struggling to get anything more.. a few drops of water help (especially with the finish), but its beauty remains at a distance..

  5. Ninofdram scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Derufus scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Izzino scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    I'm glad that this whisky keeps its quality, prestige, premiumness and great character. Beautiful, although already more expensive this year with the Black ART edition. But it's definitely worth it.

  8. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 93 points Photo Moderator

    Bruichladdich Black Art 10.1 - for me the first whisky from the Black Art series ever. Seen in this way, I approached this whisky with an open mind, without being able or wanting to draw any comparisons to its predecessors. You hear a lot that the 04.1 was probably the best of them all, but that the 10.1 should probably be second in the range. Others find the 10.1 quite underwhelming and disappointing, especially for the hefty price tag of over $450. Well, I have to say that I liked the nosing best. Wonderful aromas, complex, multi-layered, venerable and settled, a nosing reminiscent of old sherry whiskys from decades gone by. The nosing skillfully continues in the mouth, but is a bit "disappointing" because it lacks some power. 4-5% would certainly have done him some good, such as with the aforementioned 04.1. Nevertheless, I like the Black Art 10.1 very much. Here Adam Hannett has selected some great barrels and created a great product. Whatever casks may be inside, we'll probably never know. But it doesn't matter, the main thing is that the whisky tastes good. And he definitely does. Slainte!
    • Nose
      94 94
      The color is brown amber. The Black Art 10.1 is oily and creamy in the nosing glass. Immediately after pouring, a subtle, fine sherry note is noticeable, which is a bit reserved at first. Streaks adorn the glass walls. Dark old sherry notes become more intense by the minute. Dark plums, pickled raisins, blackberries, old leather, tobacco, dark chocolate, coffee, cinnamon from dusty spines of books, in between there is a hint of fresher sweetness. After a while, herbal notes become a little more present. All in all a wonderful nosing, where you can already tell that you have something "old" in the glass. In any case, the 29 years do not lie and you are rewarded with a wonderfully complex, delicate experience of sherry, fruit and spices. Almost reminiscent of old Glen Grants from the 1960s
    • Taste
      93 93
      The alcohol is surprisingly present with its 45.1% for the first few seconds. The flow of saliva is immediately stimulated. The sweetness is strongly felt on the tip of the tongue, while the herbal notes exude a delicate bitterness that runs down the cheeks a little further back on the tongue. After some chewing, the alcohol is all but gone and the Black Art seems to transform into a creamy, sweet-fruity molasses that lacks some punch. The sweetness is omnipresent, but with the second sip, significantly more spicy notes and a slight ginger spiciness come through, which was not necessarily to be expected. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee become more intense the longer you hold it in your mouth, creating a nice counterpoint to the sweetness and spices. All elements seem to be very well coordinated here. There are no missing notes such as sulfur etc. to be seen. Overall, a very nice, pleasing mouthfeel that makes you want more. Only the 45.1% could be a bit more to carry the aromas even better.
    • Finish
      92 92
      I would describe the finish as quite long. The sweetness and fruitiness hold up bravely at first, but then the spices take over more and more. The tobacco and the old leather remind one another before the mouth slowly becomes drier and drier. What remains is a great mouthfeel that leaves enough of all elements, including the sweetness, so that a wonderfully complex, balanced taste experience remains.

  9. Eun1 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    It takes a few minutes in the glass to unfold, but then offers the nose a full, complex and amazingly "smooth" aroma profile with no individual notes standing out. Most recognizable for me: vanilla, coffee, stone fruit and some leather.

    In the mouth, it delivers what the nose promises: a full attack that covers the entire mouth, with the bitterness of the woody notes with coffee and dark chocolate dominating the front of the tongue, while impressions of fruit and herbs manifest further back. He completely lacks sweetness.

    The finish is long and has a pleasant bitterness with fruity notes.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. keeperofthespirit scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    This combination of barrels combined with age. This drop is one of my favourites

  11. Spoerkel scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Incredibly soft, round and delicious. Arguably the best BA I've had the pleasure of enjoying so far.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  13. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. Aaltare scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Another highlight in the Black Art Series and my personal #1 BA,
    even before 07.1 and 04.1.
    Wait about five minutes after pouring into glass and your nose will receive high award. Deep and complex, fruity aromas accompanied by tobacco are rising, promising great taste.
    And the promise is met, oh yeah!
    Taking the first sip the palate is filled with exotic fruit, dark chocolate and a touch of raisins.
    Almost perfectly balanced - maybe 2 or 3% abv plus would deliver even more pleasure - this is definitely the best BA so far. Three cheers to Adam!

  15. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    ... absolutely excellent reminds me of the first edition 19 years, nice and strong and complex, with chocolate, plum must, cinnamon and tobacco covered with red wine oak ...
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

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