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Bruichladdich Black Art 03.1

Overall rating
88.82/100
votes
346
Whiskybase ID
WB31667
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

€ 849.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Black Art 03.1

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.82 points

  1. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    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

  2. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. NICK_CHEN scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    the tasting is top10 ofthe great whiskies in my memory

  5. KeesV scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. mnljng scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Foudos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. lucero scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  10. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    21 23 22 22 88

    in tasting mode 88, does not have time to open, if you think about a bottle, then 90 ...

  11. larswehmeier scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Just great whisky!
    • Nose
      Nice intense sherry. Dark dried fruits. Strong, hearty oak. Some leather.
    • Taste
      Lovely! Juicy and intense. Dark chocolate. Oak. Some leather. A little leftover from the dried fruit.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Aromatic until the end.

  12. EvilAFI scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I give 5.1 the edge as this has a mild sulphur note on the nose and palate, otherwise I think it would be a tie. Beautifully balanced and intricate play of oak, fruits, vanilla, and spice.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Dark fruits (raspberry, strawberry) slight sulphur/camphor, vanilla, leather,
    • Taste
      92 92
      Fruity, dark sherry, salinity, leather, oak, vanilla,
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long and juicy, salty and warming with spices

  13. Valérie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  15. Abadon05 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great and mega complex. Would be for under or just under 200 € a really cool malt. But so the price is just too expensive.

  16. 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

  17. 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;

  18. LiquidThoughts 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

  19. 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.

  20. AlexBidi scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky Tasting: Bruichladdich Black Art 03.1 1989 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wejkFZImqA

  25. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  26. ApricotOne scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  27. Gloin scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great multi-layered scent that holds what the paper form promises: complexity and maturity. In the mouth, the whisky is then much drier than expected by the smell. The finish matches the taste. Unfortunately, in the mouth a little bit the complexity of the smell is missing. The whisky does not hide its age and looks very ripe.
    • Nose
      Sherry, could also be Marsala, very fruity, sweet red wine, peach, orange, strawberry, but also dark forest berries, it is not easy to distinguish the fruits, malt, vanilla; despite the strong fruit notes, it smells like a classic whisky with leather and wood in the background
    • Taste
      Light body, but quite strong onset, the first impression is austere oak, then it is a little sweeter, but the oak remains dominant, from the sweet wine of the nose becomes a dry red wine, espresso, spicy oak, some pepper, cognac, burnt sugar , getting sweeter
    • Finish
      Also on the finish, the oak remains dominant, the tongue sticks to the palate, dry, dark chocolate

  28. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Jim McEwan, head distiller;

    Character: Classic proportions with a texture that is gorgeous. So warm, sweet and mellow after 22 years maturation in the highest quality oak casks, from several nations, leaving nothing more to be desired. Absolutely bewitching!

    Colour: Burnished walnut, Moroccan sunsets.

    Nose: Vanilla pods and chocolate raisins. Hints of warm, Christmas pudding and a splash of mulberry wine follow, all encased in a date syrup and walnut cradle. Add a dash of water and the direction changes; now we are joined by plump, ripe blueberries with a nuance of damson jam. Little hints of cinnamon and aniseed join the harmonious throng as they enter into the valley of oaks, where the mellow, sweet, vanilla notes have waited patiently to impart their majestic characters to the spirit; this they do in harmony with the lighter fruits, gleaned at birth from the malted barley. The pear, mango, papaya and honeydew melon is a seduction of the senses.

    Palate: The power of the oak encompasses the structure of the spirit, ensuring that all the characters can be experienced; their journey was long, and now you are there to hear their story and share in the harmony that’s to be found in the glass. It’s the Black Art of man-made spirit, nature’s natural resources, and the distiller’s never-ending quest to find the ultimate taste experience. At Bruichladdich we are constantly making spiritual journeys, seeking new and exciting experiences for those who have been with us since we first set sail a decade ago. Stay on board for our next voyage!

    Finish: The finish is heart-warming, lasting long into the night. The flavours are like friends who listen and never disagree; who give comfort and companionship when there is no one else around; or in company, they bring out the best in all who partake of the Black Art.

    Mood: Self indulgence.

  29. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  30. Dieter_W scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nice part
    • Nose
      Great nose for oranges - pepper - salt - olive oil - cocoa dark berries
    • Taste
      Black pepper - fruity - bitter chocolate - liquorice - Beautiful wood notes without being intrusive.
    • Finish
      Long, dry and cool

  31. Ciro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  32. MY MALTS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Excellent drop ... Dark and sweet ... With 3 ml. Water to 2 cl. Whisky tip.

  33. Pidde did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Bought 2012

  34. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  35. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  36. Maltm8 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Roller coaster of woods, while it's yet fruity. Massive bourbon impact though.
    • Nose
      Bourbon vanilla with added spice, cedar, lots of (different) oak going on. Mocha. Once you're past all the wood you might find red berries.
    • Taste
      Bourbon like wood spice, cedar again, nuts with wood shavings
    • Finish
      Long finish, very long even, with again the wood, vanilla, light clove, hint of cola, candied orange, nuts (brazil, almond).

  37. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      orange, forest fruits - black currants and raspberries, olive oil and spices - pepper
    • Taste
      syrup, orange, bitter fruits and chocolate - praline
    • Finish
      orange, spices, exotic fruits, honey, sugar, caramel and chololate

  38. z-imaging scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  39. Titi94 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasting notes Dugas:
    On the palate, Black Art III is also intensely fruity, but with notes of melon and ripe red fruits.

  40. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Certainly recommendable, but with a few drops of water. It reduces the acidity and the tannins to enjoyable levels and adds extra fruity elements and some spices. This makes the whisky both more balanced and developing. With water, 88 points, without still 85...
    • Nose
      A remarkable but very enjoyable nose, which I haven't experienced before. It's a combination of a clean, somewhat mineral spirit, a nice portion of barley and abundant elements of dark fruits, some vanilla and some faint tabacco elements you can find in red wines.
      Water helps very much: some elements of a good Shiraz come up: cooked plums, berries and some more tobacco. Nice!
    • Taste
      Full and quite punchy, but tannic and sourish towards the end. The barley and the dark fruits from the nose are prolongued. I also get vanilla and fresh green herbs.
      With water, the elements of fruit become much more present.
    • Finish
      Rather short and drying, leaving hints of fruit and vanilla. The water helps the finish becoming longer, less drying and a little spicier (black pepper). This is good, as it adds another dimension.

  41. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    At first glance, this whisky comes across as too sour for its age, with too dominant minty bourbon notes. However, when I give it some time it reveals so much more. Especially with a few drops of water a very addictive, warm pallet with plums, dates,
    berries, toffee, pears, raisins and tobacco opens up, which doesn`t fade away easily. After finishing a glass, I`m immediately inclined to pour myself another dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      91 91

  42. Angelos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice wine finished whisky!
    • Nose
      Many many exotic fruits... Coconut, cantaloupe, some vanilla... strawberry, blackberry, dipped in rum raisin, honey, hints of hartz from softwood.
    • Taste
      Memories of red wine.. now more dark fruits... some plums, raisins, sultanas. Alcohol is clearly but not intrusive
    • Finish
      Long... delicious... Fruits remain, clear oak, some bitterness which turns in a kind of sharpness (becomes more soft when you add some water)

  43. Junior scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Place: spirits in the sky Leuven
    • Nose
      coconut, bourbon, fresh fruit, melon, delicious
    • Taste
      mushrooms, ripe fruit, pepper, sherry
    • Finish
      medium, sherry-fruity

  44. Echoes scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Some vanilla and lightly creamy

  45. d1scostu scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: red fruit, less intense than the 2erBA, sweet, alcohol clearly, raspberry syrup, quite one-dimensional
    Taste: strong start, sweet dominated, warm, rum notes
    Finish: leaving only in the mouth, very long-lasting,
    After the BA2 rather disappointing, next time try the first BA3 maybe the mouth is not so glued ;-)
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      82 82

  46. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The third in the Black Art series from Bruichladdich. Bearing a similar
    presentation to the previous additions, a jet black bottle adorned with
    alchemical markings. This time aged for 22 years.

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