Insider knowledge: Bruichladdich 19 Year Old 1989 Black Art whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Bruichladdich 19 Year Old 1989 Black Art whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Big and grape like. Lots of damp oak, berry fruits, musty and complex.
Palate: Sweet, berry fruits, rich, grapey. Brandy, jams.
Finish: Long and fruity, cereals.
This is my first taste of any Bruichladdich malt, and what an introduction it was! Heavy sherry on the nose. Grapes come rushing to tease the tastebuds along with a wash of wood. Firstly sweet, then long woody aftertaste. A truly immense flavour. Would buy again.
27th February 2011