Bruichladdich launches Black Art 10

Islay distillery reveals tenth annual edition of the deliberately elusive spirit

Bruichladdich has today (1 November 2022) launched Black Art Edition 10, the tenth annual release in the elusive, limited-edition series.

Since its inception in 2012, Black Art has intrigued whisky fans across the world with its mysterious allure. The antithesis to Bruichladdich’s traditional commitment to total transparency, where everything from cask type to specific barley varietal is revealed, Black Art is created in total secrecy.

Unique and unrepeatable, only Head Distiller, Adam Hannett, knows the recipe to Black Art 10. The composition of the casks remains a mystery, with only the vintage revealed.

“As a whisky brand committed to giving our customers as much information as we possibly can, our Black Art series is a real leap of faith” explains Adam, Head Distiller at Bruichladdich Distillery. 

“The creative freedom I have when creating this single malt is a privilege. It allows me to take risks and explore the realms of possibility. Whisky making relies on the harmonious marriage between cask and spirit, and Black Art 10 is a celebration of the extraordinary things that can happen when we abandon the detail and simply appreciate and enjoy the flavour.”

A 1993 vintage, the unpeated 29 year old single malt has been created using pre-renaissance casks from Bruichladdich Distillery which have been maturing exclusively on Islay for almost three decades.

On the nose, an immediate bright and fruity note moves into praline, cedar and leather. Orange barley sugars, ginger nut biscuits and lemon meringue pie dance on the palate, with toasted oak bringing smooth chocolate and vanilla. Velvet in texture, the smooth finish has notes of tablet and fudge, while subtle tobacco and a hint of ginger linger.

Black Art Edition 10 is available now at and selected specialist whisky retailers, priced at £395.

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