Bruichladdich Blacker Still

Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 50.7%
Score: 97 points

While the people who made this whisky are irrevocably linked with the Black Bowmore, the name refers to the coat of dark tarnish on the stills during the early days of Bruichladdich’s revival. This single malt was matured in Oloroso sherry casks before spending time in Sauternes wine casks, and the nose has notes of dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, old leather, orange peel, honey, caramel, and a hint of sawdust. The taste is thick and mouth-tingling, with a peppery burst that fades to softly sweet Christmas cake, nutmeg, allspice, honey, bacon, Worcestershire sauce, and dark chocolate. The finish is complex and amazingly long with soft spices, hints of honey, vanilla, and toffee. A world-class whisky in every way, and special thanks to Calgary whisky collector Jane Cameron for giving me a chance to taste this rare wonder!

Mark Gillespie

I'm the host and executive producer of WhiskyCast.

Add Comment