Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
23 years old
Number of bottles
49.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
P/141348 15/125
Added on
27 Feb 2017 4:29 pm by peatbogger

Average value

€ 347.99

11 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

106 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Black Art 04.1

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.82 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    Plain and simple; this is quality stuff.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sweet, harmonious.
      Rich and rounded.
      Nice wood, dark fruits, black berries.
      A very light sweet tobacco and some almond.
      Truely deep and complex.
      Not sure if water is needed, it brings down the alc fumes, makes the fruity notes brighter, but I feel it becomes a bit more dull.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Succulent sweet arrival.
      Cherries with honey, very fruity, then some of the nicely aged wood.
      Some dark coffee notes in the middle as the spice builds up.
      This has aged gracefully!
      Initially on the first dram or two I thought water opened it up quite a bit, but revisiting it now I'm not that sure. More of the fruit but significantly less of the nice darker notes.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long soft and slow fading spicy finish.
      Sweet coffee, dark chocolate, plum jam.
      It doesn't loose much of it's spicyness with a few drops of water, but it looses some lenght.

  2. karloff scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    Nothing unusual or different about this, I was really expecting something more. Still a pleasurable whisky. This was a sample courtesy of Peatbogger.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Not much of a nose on this really, it's there but it is weak. Cherry coke, toffee apple, just a hint of coffee and some summer fruit pudding.
    • Taste
      80 80
      The wine cask notes are there and in abundance but it is nothing i haven't had before in other stuff and a lot younger. Saying that, the taste and the texture is still good which makes this a pleasurable dram.
    • Finish
      79 79
      A medium finish with glazed cherry and sarsaparilla.

  3. HunterRomario scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky, I'm glad to taste the whisky festival in Radebeul.
    • Nose
      Warm, spicy, full and dense. Cinnamon, candied acacia, over-ripened fruit, gooseberry, chocolate. (94 b)
    • Taste
      Delightfully delicate, gradually drying up, as with sherry style. Chocolate, some winds, raisins (but without sweets). (88 b)


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