Bruichladdich Black Art 9.1
This enigmatic and mysterious whisky is the Bruichladdich Black Art 06.1 It was aged for 26 long years in different barrels. Bruichladdich distillery hasn't revealed which barrels were used to age this whisky. We assume there were a few sherry casks and traditional American whiskey barrels.
- Ninth in limited edition series
- Adam’s fifth Black Art release
- Vintage: 1992
- 29 aged years
- Unpeated Islay single malt Scotch whisky
- Cask type: only Adam knows
- Cask strength of 44.1% alc./vol.
- 12,000 individually numbered bottles
- Matured entirely on Islay
- Non chill filtered
- Colouring free
This distillery was built in 1881 by the owners of grain whisky distilleries in Glasgow. This distillery (and the two grain distilleries) were used to supply the market with blended whisky. When the distillery was built, it differentiated itself from other Islay distilleries for its modern design and tall stills which produced a lighter spirit.
The distillery was badly affected by a fire in 1934 and, after it refurbished, it went through many changes of ownership. In 2001 a group of investors acquired it and promptly appointed legendary distiller Jim McEwan as head of distillation.
Under that ownership, the distillery was revitalised and acquired cult status among whisky enthusiasts. Remy Cointreau, the current owners, took over it in 2012.
The spirit produced at the distillery has a distinctive freshness and acidity. This characteristic shines even the most heavily peated expression from the distillery: Octomore.