This is a 22 year expression from Bruichladdich that is made up of an unkown number/type of casks. The Black Art series are typically funky blends of malt that have very unique profiles among Bruichladdich’s lineup.
Nose: Vanilla with an almost sherry like profile. Lots of fruits: apricots, abundant black cherry, and currants.
Palate: Slightly sweet and smoky malt met with peppercorns. Seasoned oak and green grapes – quite acidic and tannic.
Finish: Long finish with vanilla, peaches, oak, minerals
Rating: 92/100 – An impressive blend and certainly one that’s out of the ordinary.
Value for the money: These retailed for around $250 which is slightly high, but I’d be happy to pay up to $200 or so for one.