Bruichladdich distillery has unveiled the latest addition to the limited Black Art series, the Bruichladdich Black Art Edition 11.
The Bruichladdich Black Art 11. is a 1994 vintage whisky that was matured on Islay for 24 years before being bottled under the stewardship of Master Distiller Adam Hannett.
The series differs from most Bruichladdich releases, as it is not revealed which cask types or barley is used to create the expressions. By contrast, standard Bruichladdich releases disclose the cask types and barley variety. As such, the Bruichladdich Black Art releases have an intriguing air of mystery about them. Only Adam Hannett knows the recipe.
The Black Art series was created in 2009 by then Master Distiller, Jim McEwan. Since then McEwan and then Hannett have had creative control over the releases, with the team at Bruichladdich and consumers putting their faith in the Master Distillers to create a spellbinding release.
Bruichladdich Black Art Edition 11 has hints of dried fruits, leather, oak, and butterscotch on the palate, followed by notes of spice, dark plums, and marzipan.
The finish is rich “with Christmas cake notes of sultanas, fig, marzipan, and lingering honey”.
Bruichladdich Black Art 11 is available to buy now on Bruichladdich’s website for £395.