Bruichladdich has unveiled a range of single malt whiskies to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The new expressions are Bruichladdich Black Art 09.1 and Octomore 12 Series, which are now available in Singapore.
“With this edition of Black Art, I took inspiration from the groundwork done in the early days of this series, where there was a relentless pursuit to layer flavour,” said Adam Hannett, Bruichladdich head distiller. “This whisky would rest in some of the finest casks, sometimes just a few weeks, adding a delicate layer of fruit before we moved the whisky on again. Carefully waiting, watching and tasting, looking to chart new directions with each new cask we used until finally arriving at a point of perfection.”
Bottled at 44.1% ABV, Black Art 09.1 is priced at $530. In keeping with the Black Art series, the casks used to make this unpeated expression will not be revealed.
The 12th series of Octomore features three bottles of single malt Scotch with high peat levels–more than 100 PPM. The 12.1 bottling was aged in ex-American oak casks for five years and retails for $190. The 12.2 expression pairs heavily peated spirit with ex-Sauternes cask finishin and is priced at $220. For the single vintage 12.3 completes the series, the Islay producer put 75% of the distillate into ex-American oak casks and 25% into Pedro Ximénez solera casks for five years. The bottling will retail for $270.
All four whiskies will be available to buy online at Rémy Cointreau’s Laz Mall, Shopee, and Amazon.
The Chinese New Year begins on February 1, 2022, and will welcome the year of the tiger.
For more information, head over to Bruichladdich’s official website.
In August, Bruichladdich unveiled the 2011 vintage of its Bere Barley single malt Scotch whisky. The bere barley offering comes from Orkney-grown ancient landrace.