Bruichladdich 1992 'Black Art 5' Single Malt Whisky

$399.00

When Master Distiller Jim McEwan retired he handed the recipe for the latest iteration of “Black Art” to his successor, Adam Hannett. Mr. Hannett duly disposed of said recipe and created a limited, unique bottling all is own. The dram is a gorgeous copper color in the glass and boasts myriad aromas of freshly peeled orange, cherries jubilee, vanilla bean, and brown sugar: each working hard to assert itself yet contributing to a well-balanced nose. The whisky is full-bodied, but gazelle-like in its grace. Loads of tropical fruits greet the entry, as the liquid glides across the palate you’ll find oak overtones accented by fresh pipe tobacco, honey, and spice. A long, lithe finish will leave you eager for the next delightful sip.

For many, the word Islay is synonymous with peat smoke, however, such is not always the case. Bruichladdich's former master distiller Jim McEwan, an Islay native with over forty years of experience, started a revolution among the island whiskies by skillfully creating a core of bottlings in an array of styles and flavors that are contrary to the region's status quo. Though some are made from peated malt, a majority are not and are more focused on the delicate nuances that come with age and barrels selected from around the world. The true "spirit" of Bruichladdich (pronounced brew-ik-lad-e) starts with organic and heritage barleys grown on selected farms for ultimate individuality. Microchip-free distilling in tall narrow-necked stills, followed by island maturation and natural bottling, producing some of the purest single malts in all of Scotland. From there, Jim selects wine casks from around the globe and when the whisky is ready, he'll rest it in the right barrel for a few month just to add another level of flavor. Fast forward to 2015 and Jim is now retired and Adam Hannett has taken the reins. Adam worked with Jim for many years and is ready to show the world what he's learned. We're excited for what's to come.

Spirit (Varietal):
Scotch Whisky
Vintage:
1992
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Appellation:
Islay
Alcohol %:
48.4%
Proof:
96.8
SKU #:
1SBRU92WH3BA5