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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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Bruichladdich is perhaps the most experimental distillery with their releases, thanks to their wide range of different maturing stocks and different casks. This Port Charlotte goes a step further even...
IN STOCK
Port Charlotte
£89.95
When Bruichladdich Distillery was brought out of mothballs, it was Mark Reynier who led the charge and he came from a solid background of wine. Pretty soon, visitors to Islay started to see some prett...
Wine Finish
IN STOCK
Port Charlotte
£89.95
A now discontinued expression from Bruichladdich which was originally released in the 2006. Matured for 12 years in ex-bourbon casks and bottled at 46%. This is an example of pre-closure distillate fr...
Bordeaux
Bruichladdich
£74.95
The first distillation from Bruichladdich when it reopened in 2001. This is a lightly peated Bruichladdich (10ppm) distilled on 23rd October 2001. All matured in ex-bourbon casks until 2008 and bottle...
Bourbon
Bruichladdich
£99.95
A single cask release for the 'The Laddie Crew UK'  as part of the distillery's Micro Provenance Series. Bruichladdich's whisky has been matured for 8 years in a cask previously holding 'Premium ...
Bottled in 2019 for the 'The Laddie Crew UK' as part of the distillery's Micro Provenance Series.This Bruichladdich has been matured for 11 years in a cask previously holding 'Premium French Wine'. D...
Bottled in 2019 for the 'The Laddie Crew UK'. This Bruichladdich has been matured for 12 years in a single Sauternes wine cask, and released as part of the Distillery Micro-Provenance Series which exp...
Bruichladdich
£99.95
This single cask is limited to only 246 bottles and we're sure that they'll prove to be very popular. Bruichladdich first distilled this gentle spirit in 2007 from optic barley and then proceeded to f...
Sauternes Finish
Bruichladdich
£99.95
A very limited single cask range from Bruichladdich which is exploring the effect that different casks have on their light Islay whisky. This fresh bourbon cask was distilled in 2007 and matured until...
Bourbon
Bruichladdich
£99.95
An independent bottling of spirit from the heady and slightly crazy times just after Bruichladdich went into private ownership. For all their posturing, the Mark Reynier crew made some great spirit ba...
Sherry
Bruichladdich
£89.95
Bruichladdich distillery on Islay produces fruity, full, malty and fatty single malt whisky on the island of Islay. This 16 year old has become quite limited, so grab a bottle while you can.
Bruichladdich
£79.95
After being distilled in 2010 this big, BBQ led single malt has been matured in three bourbon barrels, which were then married together. A wonderful mix of sweetness, smoke and big meaty character.
Bourbon
OC4
£96.95

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