Bruichladdich Black Art 05.1 1992, 48.4%

Price: $330 Issue: Summer 2017 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

As ever, the composition of Black Art is a closely guarded secret, and this is distiller Adam Hannett's first such assembly. Rich aromas of fig, succulent autumn berries, sherry, cream, and malt feature on the complex, floral nose. Viscous on the palate, which opens dry, with developing berry fruits and spicy oak, plus dried fruits and candied peel. Long and drying in the finish, with plum and peppery oak.