Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
23 years old
49.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L/150676 16/022
Added on
25 May 2017 9:39 am by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 328.23

18 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

79 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Black Art 04.1

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.63 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    The Black Art Series from Bruichladdich is almost legendary. Created by Jim McEwan, this is a vatting of different casks, but the type is kept top secret. Black Art is of course a nod to alchemy. This one was created with malts that were put to sleep in 1990 and brought together after 23 years of maturation, to create a release 6.000 bottles strong. It was Jim’s last Black Art, for he passed on the baton to Adam Hannett, the current Master Distiller, in 2015.

    Very fruity nose on red berries, but also blueberries, almonds and honey. Soft on spices. Icing sugar and dark chocolate. I cannot shake the impression that wine casks were involved, for there is a mildly sour – not off-putting – note as well. Good balance.

    On the palate, that’s the first thing I notice! Sweet and sour red wine on top of the dark and sweet red fruit, making it a tad sharp. The typical Bruichladdich DNA remains recognizable though. That’s craftmanship. There is a lot going on here.

    The finish is medium long and feisty.

    You can still find a bottle for 250 to 350 EUR. Not cheap, but very good.

  2. Yyc123 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. YuraLM scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Well saturated with black berries and fruits
    • Nose
      Honey, black berries, almond, red fruits, sugar powder, black chocolate. Smell is very saturated
    • Taste
      Black berries, light species, almond, light woodness, average lasting
    • Finish
      Average lasting, light woodness, light species, black berries

  4. Izzino scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Port Wood, Dark Fruit, Complex, Emotional


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