Bruichladdich Black Art IV 1990 70cl 49°
Stunning combination of vibrant and subtle flavours, Black Art 4 is the fourth edition of Master Distiller Jim McEwan, who undertook a journey to the heart of Bruichladdich and came back with the most impressive, original essences of the spirit.
A combination of the best French and American oak casks, Black Art possesses an ever so silky texture, deepened by the sweet oak aromas and fruity mouthfeel sensation.
Established in 1881, this Islay distillery faces Bowmore on the other side of the Loch Indaal.
In the past, it produced the less peated and lightest malts of the island, due to its four long-necked stills. As it almost disappeared in 1995, it was purchased by a group of investors who trusted Jim McEwan (former Bowmore employee) with the responsibility over distillation and blending. Since then, it has been a feast of fascinating novelties and releases…
A rare fact in Scotland, the Bruichladdich distillery (“Bruk-ladie”) uses a brewing vat in open air. Its onion-shaped stills have a very flat bottom and a long neck. The very light peated Bruichladdich Single Malt is unfairly underestimated. It reveals indeed a maritime origin with an iodized nose and a salty mouth flavour. Longer maturation imparts a full body to the whisky and makes it a gourmet, elegant malt. Bruichladdich is also perfect when aged in sherry casks.
The distillery produces also two heavily peated whiskies: Port Charlotte and Octomore.