What's in a name? Bruichladdich 19 Year Old 1989 Black Art whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Bruichladdich 19 Year Old 1989 Black Art whiskey, rather than 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