Decades have passed since this unpeated spirit ran from the stills in Bruichladdich ethereal, Victorian stillhouse. The stillmen who were present in 1994 would have no concept of its destiny; that it would eventually become the eighth iteration of the notorious Bruichladdich Black Art. This spirit would take many weaving journeys within their loch-side warehouses. Each cask it met has been identified and nurtured over time under the tenureship of their Head Distiller. All with one ultimate purpose in mind. Few responsibilities are as daunting as the composition of this cuvee. Lesser distillers would be unwilling to release their finest casks completely unaccounted for, totally in secret. And yet, those in the know of their alchemic release, are fully trusting in the hands of Adam. Over eight releases now, this unaccountability has been justified.
Aromas of citrus, lime, oak, caramel, apricot and tobacco. The palate has a texture of that like warm honey, notes of caramel, apricot, millionaires shortbread and vanilla. The finish is gentle, caramel, dried fruits and lemon drizzle cake. This Black Art edition stands alone when compared to its brothers. The style is much more about the DNA of the spirit and how the casks will highlight that soft fruit style and zesty character. A lighter Black Art created to explore an idea rather than fit a mould.
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