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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 single cask bottling for Bruichladdich's Laddie Festival in 2010. This fresh sherry butt was filled in December 2004 with spirit distilled from Chalice barley grown on Kentraw Farm, located only a m...
Sherry
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This Bruichladdich has been bottled from a refill bourbon cask after 22 years of maturation. Interestingly this whisky was distilled in 1994, the same year the distillery was mothballed for six years ...
Refill Bourbon
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Bruichladdich
£119.95
Continuing their Micro-Provenance series, this was matured in ex Bourbon casks, before being finished in Calvados casks, which is pretty unusual (not many Calvados casks in the whisky industry). It ha...
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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
A cask strength bottling from the early and rebellious days of The Laddie, not long after they took the distillery into private hands. Matured for 13 years and made from lightly peated malt so with al...
Bourbon
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Bruichladdich
£245.00
An old release from the independent days at Bruichladdich. The Moine Mhor (gaelic for The Big Peat) was the second edition in the 3D series, these bottlings featured spirit from three distinct eras of...
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Bruichladdich
£150.00
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
An interesting new release of Octomore, distilled from Scottish barley in 2016, this is the youngest release to date of Bruichladdich's super heavily peated single malt. The malted concerto barley has...
Virgin Oak
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Octomore
£159.95
Edition .3 of the Octomore Mk.10 series uses barley grown, harvested and delivered by local Islay farmer James Brown. This release of 24000 bottles was matured for 6 years in American oak, and stands ...
Bourbon
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Octomore
Octomore 10.3 61.3% 70cl
£174.95
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
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...
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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
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Port Charlotte
£89.95
It was in 2004 that Bruichladdich distillery first reached out to the local Islay farmers about creating a whisky made exclusively from barley grown on the Island. In 2018 they now have 19 farmers wor...
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Port Charlotte
£65.95
Bruichladdich have been admirably transparent in their description of this release, the first permanent 10 year old expression from PC. The cask make up has 65% 1st Fill American oak, 10% 2nd fill Ame...
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Port Charlotte
£49.95
This is a single cask of heavily peated spirit from Bruichladdich Distillery, owned and bottled by the whisky writer Ian Buxton. Distilled in 2002, this release sold out extremely quickly after bottli...
Bourbon
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Port Charlotte
£225.00
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
An intense expression of Bruichladdich from the Elements of Islay range. This release is a combination of three ex-sherry hogsheads and one ex-bourbon barrel. A brilliant combination of fruit, spice a...
BR7
£67.95
This Bruichladdich has been bottled from a single barrel after 26 years of maturation. Bottled at cask strength and with natural colour. The cask number was 2864 and just 222 bottles came from it.
Bourbon
Bruichladdich
£219.95
A single cask of Bruichladdich for the 'The Laddie Crew UK'  as part of the distillery's Micro Provenance Series. This whisky was matured for a full 12 years in a virgin oak cask and was bottled ...
Virgin Oak
Bruichladdich
£109.95
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...
A single cask Bruichladdich bottled by the ever reliable Thompson Bros. This bourbon barrel was filled in 2006 and bottled 13 years later. Expect a classic example from the distillery with white fruit...
Bourbon
Bruichladdich
£109.95
This is the 2010 vintage of Bruichladdich's 'Barley Provenance' Series focusing on Bere barley sourced from Orkney. Bere is a hardy and resilient grain, adapted to poor soil conditions and has a short...
Bruichladdich
£69.95
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
A special single cask Bruichladdich bottled for the 'The Laddie Crew UK'. Matured for 11 years in a single Rivesaltes wine cask, this is part of the Distillery Micro-Provenance Series which explores t...
Rivesaltes Wine
Bruichladdich
£104.95
A limited single cask, which is only accessible for special retailers who have been accepted as part of the 'Laddie Crew' (we have!) The series has started with an exploration of specifics in maturat...
Wine Finish
Bruichladdich
£109.95
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
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
Not only is this one of the few organic whiskies on the market, it is also a fantastic example of Bruichladdich's emphasis on the importance of provenance. The barley used to make this whisky is all g...
Bruichladdich
£69.95
This edition of Bruichladdich is made exclusively with Bere barley grown in the Dunlossit Estate on the Isle of Islay, Bere-ly ten miles away from the distillery. This particular strain of barley is c...
Bruichladdich
£69.95
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
A very special private cask of Bruichladdich which has been matured in a rum cask. It has been bottled at a whopping 65.3% ABV and is something very different to what you might expect of the distiller...
Rum Finish
Bruichladdich
£64.95
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
This Laddie Ten was the first 10 year old whisky released by Bruichladdich in 2011 after their resurrection in 2001. Matured predominantly in first-fill bourbon casks with a small amount of sherry cas...
Bruichladdich
£69.95
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Sherry
Bruichladdich
£259.95

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