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Overall rating
88.73/100
votes
299
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1989
Bottled
09.04.2012
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Bourbon / American Oak + Premium Wine Casks
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
48.7 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
12/032
Barcode
618105006782
Added on
31 Mar 2012 11:27 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 404,76

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299 × member ratings

854 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Black Art 03.1

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.73 points

  1. Achany scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    fruity, dignified, well balanced, incredible easy to drink and enjoy. this dram needs some time in the glas, dark fruits, some cherry, some sweet whine, moldy, a bit leathery, dry, add some spices, some malt, fruity, dried cereals,. Finish could be a bit longer for this one but still very fine. Fantastic dram!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    An incredibly intense, mature and voluminous malt - great barrel selection - 22 years of maturity - not very cheap, but also a top malt!
    [Color] copper;
    • Nose
      93 93
      dark fruits, full bourbon notes (vanilla, caramel), nuts, oak;
    • Taste
      93 93
      strong, strong onset, ripe dark grapes, raisins, nuts, dry, spicy, oily body, warming, complex;
    • Finish
      92 92
      long warm finish; in the end, berries and oak;

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Violent, very special thing, because the rating can vary widely, I like experimental stuff, especially when it comes down so hearty.
    • Nose
      The influence of wine is noticeable, gum, raspberry jelly, berry mix, creme brulee slightly burnt, leather, some dusty dresser, tobacco and trail mix, clove, nutmeg, some cherries
    • Taste
      Rumrosines, wild cherries and raspberries directly from the bushes, some fresh coffee, soft leather, nutmeg, cloves, black pepper, gummy bears (red), licorice and camphor, tannins and a touch of match, tea, oak
    • Finish
      Long, slightly bitter and dry with the oak, coffee, incense sticks and berries with seeds and peel

  5. Bosi scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    A great, albeit hard-to-grasp nose leads to a very wine-like taste and finish. The Black Art again confirms that wine barrel aged whisky is absolutely not my case. Nevertheless, I recognize the good craft.
    • Nose
      The nose is characterized by a difficult to differentiate but very soft fruit mix, with cherries and raisins dominate. Add scents of fresh burnt sherry casks, vanilla, cream, tobacco and nuts.
    • Taste
      The taste is dry with red fruits, tea and a lot of oak. Over time, the whisky goes in the direction of brandy and coffee. The wine barrel has definitely done its job, as evidenced by the dominant acidity.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long, slightly bitter with a touch of glue and the whisky sticks to the palate.

  6. AlexBidi scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  7. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The nose is very complex, the mouth after the lovely nose then surprisingly oaky, but that does not bother. A complex and well matured whisky.
    • Nose
      The first impression is very fruity, peach, beautifully ripe, sweetish, almonds, light marzipan, chocolate, very creamy and intense, no stinging, also slightly herbaceous, some cherry, also a hint of licorice, tobacco, overall very complex and pleasant
    • Taste
      oily, pronounced oak in the mouth, bittersweet, nuts, full-bodied, but also sweetness, which gives off a nice counterpart, peach, creamy, tart, a little grapefruit, getting tart, the woody note is very present, but not too much
    • Finish
      still peach, but less sweet, getting drier, fruit bowl, a few nuts, long-lasting

  8. waal scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Bruichladdich Black Art 1989 Edition 03.1, 22 years, 48.7% ABV https://www.whiskybase.com/.../31.../bruichladdich-black-art-031 First impression / color / viscosity: terracotta; very oily - The tears trickle very slowly down the glass wall. Aroma / Nose feeling: Tart vanilla notes with clear floral impressions, which fortunately disappear quickly and give way to dark fruits and old leather. He is a bit moldy, the 03.1, but not so that it would bother. Taste / mouthfeel: Again, creamy and creamy. Extremely creamy even! However, there is something in the background which slightly pushes the overall impression. Is it again this floral note that does not like to be in whisky? Of course it's the fruits and sweet cream that make this malt look good too, but there's something here that I personally do not like. Although the single malt rescues in its entirety on the home straight, but point deduction in the freestyle will give it anyway. Of course, all this is petty and whining is on a very high level. Finish / aftertaste / Length: The finish is long and the Nachschmecken reflects the taste again. "Right" wood I do not taste soooo much. Of course it is present but well balanced. Comment: A very good Scotch with low weaknesses (from the barrels?). Overall, however, I am very happy to have tasted this piece of Islay history (with influences from the US and mainland Europe). Points: 91/100

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    An excellent, dense and rich middle-aged mole, for unhurried and thoughtful tastings, unsharp, calm, multifaceted and deep, verified balance, great gustiness, bravo!
    • Nose
        Restrained, raw, wine notes, wet stone dust, damp earth, clay, a little sodden dried fruit - prunes, dried apricots, then come forward spicy oak tones, warmed wood, dried mushrooms, dried apples, malt, ground grain, pu er, Over time, carpenter notes, a solvent, a bit of varnish.
    • Taste
        Dense, rich, sweet-astringent, astringent, soft, dried fruits, podvyavleny grapes, raisins, wine tones, lemon peels, sweet peppery wave, creamy notes, cream, candied kumquat, mint, light coniferous motifs.
    • Finish
        Prunes, sweetness with light sourness, raisins, spicy oak, very soft and long, with time the taste of soaked in water dried mushrooms, wateriness, tea of ​​the third-fourth brewing is manifested.

  10. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The Back Art 3.1 does not oxidize very well (especially on the last 1/3 of the bottle). I noticed on my 4th and 5th drams after opening it that I was already loosing it's dynamic punch (although only very slightly). Still very good, all the way to less than 1/3 of a bottle up until 3-4 weeks ago (one year after opened). But now, on the last dram that can be squeezed out, it's lost most of what it once had. 

    The Black Art 3.1 needs to be consumed within in 6-10 months to fully enjoy this bottle, completely! Otherwise gas it once it's at 1/3 of a bottle (or sooner). 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

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