Bruichladdich 26 Year Old 1990 Black Art 06.1 (75cl, 46.9%)
Bottled in 2017, this is the sixth Black Art release, distilled in 1990 and bottled as a 26 year old. This collectable 75cl bottle was released for the US market.
The mysterious Black Art series from Bruichladdich continues with the 6.1 release. Don't expect to find out much about how this Islay single malt came to be, as the distillers won't be sharing much information (if any) of the casks it matured in.
Like its island neighbour Bunnahabhain distillery, Bruichladdich has traditionally been an un-peated single malt, mostly owing to its requirements by the blenders who owned it. The last of these was Whyte & Mackay, who eventually shut it down in 1995, deeming it surplus to requirements. They sold the distillery to Murray McDavid in 2001, who launched the peated Port Charlotte and heavily-peated Octomore single malts in 2006 and 2008. A recommissioned Lomond still also now produces the popular Botanist gin there.