Bruichladdich Black Art 2.2 Review

This is a 21 year expression from Bruichladdich and is the second release in the Black Art series. Much of what goes in these expressions is a mystery in terms of aging/casks involved. It’s bottled at 49.7% ABV.

Nose: Grape Kool-Aid, dark red wine, old oak, fudge, fruity sherry, burnt match heads, and cherry cola.

Palate: Very oak heavy up front with a funky blend of malt and spices, banana chips, and red hots.

Finish: Very strong malt with loads of sherry, slight sulphur, cinnamon, and cola.

Rating: 87/100 – Definitely interesting – a bit all over the place but in a good way. I enjoyed the 3.1 release quite a bit better.

Value for the money: These retailed for around $200, but secondary is probably closer to $300+ at this point. I’d pass at either price.

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