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Bruichladdich Whisky

Unusually for Islay, Bruichladdich's classic whisky is a light, unpeated dram with sweet fruit, salt and meadow flora. Their heavily peated whiskies in the classic Islay style are distilled and bottled under the Port Charlotte name, and they even produce the peatiest whisky ever; Octomore. Experiments with changes in their maturations, finishes and processes have created well over 100 different editions so it is difficult to talk about a house style but we love to see what they get up to.

 

Founded

1881

Owner

Remy Cointreau

Production Status

Operational

Capacity

1,500,000 Litres

 

Bruichladdich is like taking a step back into the 19th century. The mill used to grind the barley is the only working Bobby Mill that still runs on a belt driven system. Where the grist is taken by conveyor belts or archemedes screws in other distilleries, Bruichladdich still move it from the milling room by wheelbarrow. With the increasing modernity of distillery processes, Bruichladdich has been described as a 'working distillery museum'.

 

Bruichladdich, like many distilleries, has had its share of closures and changes in ownership. After a series of company mergers, in 1995 the distillery was filling for bulk stock requirements only until it was eventually shut down by White & Mackay because it was considered surplus to requirements. Only in 2001 did it find a caring owner in Murray McDavid, who had requested to buy the distillery every year for close to a decade before finally closing a deal of £6 million for the distillery with its stock. Unfortunately, he did not have enough money to renovate the distillery, so bringing it back to life was a slow process.

 

Because of the bulk stock production at the end of its previous life, Bruichladdich's cask selection standards had been very poor, requiring a lot of whisky to be re-racked into a whole range of newly bought casks. This is the main reason for the astounding number of interesting and limited releases that Bruichladdich have released in recent years. After building up the Bruichladdich name and introducing the peated Port Charlotte and Octomore brands, McDavid struck a deal with Remy Cointreau to sell the business for what seemed like the incredible sum of £58 million. In just 11 years, the value of Bruichladdich had increased almost 10 times over.

 

Under ownership of Remy Cointreau, the distillery has the resources to finally carry out some well earned renovations. They have settled on a more consistent and settled range, which includes the amazingly popular gin, The Botanist.

 

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A limited edition released by Bruichladdich in the Murray McDavid days. After 15 years in American Oak, Bruichladdich transferred this whisky into Caribbean rum casks for a final two years. The rum ca...
Rum Finish
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Bruichladdich
£250.00
The seventh release in Bruichladdich's mysterious 'Black Art' series. This was distilled in 1994, the year the distillery fell silent for seven years. As ever, the cask makeup has been disguised and k...
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Bruichladdich
£294.95
Bruichladdich have always liked to experiment with cakes since the distillery was revived and this range was no different. It has been finished in Paulliac wine casks and matured for a total of 16 yea...
Wine Finish
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Bruichladdich
£295.00
From Bruichladdich distillery on Islay, this is a 5 year old single malt made with locally grown barley, peated to a whopping 140 ppm, matured in bourbon casks before a finish in ex-red wine casks fro...
Red Wine Finish
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Octomore
£494.95
A rare private bottling of the heavily peated Port Charlotte whisky from Bruichladdich. This single refill sherry hogshead was filled on 18th July 2001 and bottled three years later on 9th November 20...
Refill Sherry
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Port Charlotte
£275.00
18,000 numbered bottles in this bottling produced from a combination of Bourbon and Madeira casks. Port Charlotte is spirit made at Bruichladdich peated at 40ppm.
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Port Charlotte
£365.00
The enigmatic big brother of the Laddie range, this Bruichladdich is a rich and profound bottling with bags of mature cask character in there. Bruichladdich’s Head Distiller, Adam Hannett, has tink...
Bruichladdich
£294.95
Adam Hannett, Bruichladdich's head distiller, feels that the best whisky that comes from the distillery follows a very simple method. Old, mature Bruichladdich matured in ex-Bourbon barrels is what Ha...
Bourbon
Bruichladdich
£695.00
A very limited release from the famed Bruichladdich distillery. There are only 4,200 bottles of the 1985 vintage whisky which has been carefully matured in several different types of cask. It was firs...
Bourbon
Bruichladdich
£695.00
The latest release of Bruichladdich famed Black Art release; and the first from new Head Distiller Adam Hannett. As always the exact casks used have been kept a closely guarded secret, however, it is ...
Bruichladdich
£275.00
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Sherry
Bruichladdich
£259.95
The second release of Octomore took the peat smoke to an even bigger 140ppm. Combined with the light, sweet Bruichladdich spirit it has made what they've delicately called an "awesome spirit!"
Octomore
Octomore 2.1 62.5% 70cl
£395.00
Limited to 6000 bottle, this was the first in an insane range of heavily peated whiskies from Bruichladdich. The barley used was peated to 131ppm, and kicked off a brief turf war with their Islay comp...
Octomore 1.1
£395.00

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