The “black art” of distiller Jim McEwan:
Even we don’t know how Jim has conjured-up this sublime dram – this is something he alone has crafted (in dead of night?) A dark, sensuous whisky, very fine, incredibly elegant, decadently hued, perplexingly complex, mischeviously prepared and subtly provocative. Beguiling, other-worldly... inspired.
Character: Classic proportions with a texture that is gorgeous. So warm, sweet and mellow after 22 years maturation in the highest quality oak casks, from several nations, leaving nothing more to be desired. Absolutely bewitching!
Colour: Burnished walnut, Moroccan sunsets.
Nose: The voyage of olfactory discovery starts with vanilla pods and chocolate raisins. Hints of warm, Christmas pudding and a splash of mulberry wine follow, all encased in a date syrup and walnut cradle. Add a dash of water and the direction changes; now we are joined by plump, ripe blueberries with a nuance of damson jam. Little hints of cinnamon and aniseed join the harmonious throng as they enter into the valley of oaks, where the mellow, sweet, vanilla notes have waited patiently to impart their majestic characters to the spirit; this they do in harmony with the lighter fruits, gleaned at birth from the malted barley. The pear, mango, papaya and honeydew melon is a seduction of the senses.
Palate: The power of the oak encompasses the structure of the spirit, ensuring that all the characters can be experienced; their journey was long, and now you are there to hear their story and share in the harmony that’s to be found in the glass. It’s the Black Art of man-made spirit, nature’s natural resources, and the distiller’s never-ending quest to find the ultimate taste experience. At Bruichladdich they are constantly making spiritual journeys, seeking new and exciting experiences for those who have been travelling with Bruichladdich since they first set sail a decade ago. Stay on board for the next voyage!
Finish: The finish is heart-warming, lasting long into the night. The flavours are like friends who listen and never disagree; who give comfort and companionship when there is no one else around; or in company, they bring out the best in all who partake of the Black Art.
Mood: Self indulgence.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.