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Black Art – a series of cuvees, each one a personal selection of very special casks from all corners of our warehouses – casks that only distillers the caliber of Jim Mcewan and now his successor Adam Hannett could keep track of in their minds ledger. Casks that demanded to be watched, the assemblage of which would never be divulged. This is the distillers secret. This fifth incarnation of the now legendary Black Art is as enigmatic as ever, the composition of casks a mystery to all but its creator.
- Fifth in a limited edition series—12,000 individually numbered bottles
- Un-peated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Cask strength of 48.4%
- Solely conceived, distilled, bottled, and matured on the remote Scottish island of Islay.
All Bruichladdich whisky is bottled naturally, un-chill filtered and with no added color. This retains the vital natural oils which give our spirit its complex flavor profile and mouthfeel. Our whiskies are governed by the human senses – sight, sound and smell. Using only Victorian equipment, there are no computers, no technicians in white coats, but over a century of combined experience in our team of artisans and a faith in the equipment our predecessors installed and which still runs today. Our barley farmers are our partners rather than suppliers. They tell us about the soil, the wind, the drainage, the aspect, the micro-climate of every field. We are the only major distiller to bottle spirit on the island itself. We believe this is essential for provenance and authenticity.
Bottle Size: 750ml
Please Drink Responsibly. This product is only available for delivery in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, LA, MD, MA, MI, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, ND, SC, TX, WI, WY.
Due to the customized nature of engraved orders, please allow up to 10 business days for order processing, engraving, and shipping. Express orders will be shipped as soon as the engraving process is completed.
SmoothSmoothness, sweetness and then smoke. A texture like no other, satin soft and devilishly warming.
OakyThe American oak influence is in perfect tune with the smoke and soft fruits delicately, skilfully coaxed from the still during exceptionally slow distillation.
VanillaVanilla, honey, citrus rise up to be met with sea spray and leather, smoked mussels mix with autumn bracken and crème brûlée.
“We believe that Islay whisky should have an authenticity derived from where it is distilled and where it is matured...from the philosophies of those who distil it. A sense of place, of terroir that speaks of the land, the barley and water from which it was made, and of human soul that gave it life.”
Built in 1881 on the wild Scottish island of Islay, our distillery still uses the original Victorian equipment to create a range of single malt whiskies that are trickle distilled, matured and bottled solely on Islay by a skilled team of 78 men and women.
Bruichladdich implements revolutionary, modern interpretations of time-honored ideas and challenges the comfortable conventions of a whisky establishment. Rejecting the onset of modern automation and homogenization, our Head Distiller, Adam Hannett, only considers production methods that place the quality of liquid above everything else.
Diversity starts in the field. Provenance is key. We believe the interaction of man, land, soil and climate is paramount. We value our farmer relationships, reconnecting that lost cycle between farmer and distiller -- land and spirit.
Distillery of the Year 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007; Malt of the Year 2003 & 2011
Distiller of the Year 2004; Innovator of the Year 2004 & 2008
Queen's Award 2005; Pioneer of the Year 2007; Environmentalist of the Year 2011