This evening, I am posting information on Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay, Scotland.
The name is derived from Gaelic and means ‘brae by the shore’. A brae is a hill or incline.
Summary information on Bruichladdich Distillery:
- Established in 1881.
- Over the years has experienced numerous ownership changes with most recent in 2012 when control passed to Remy Cointreau of France.
- Capacity is 1.5m litres p.a.
- Equipped with an open cast iron mash tun, six washbacks made of Oregon Pine, two pairs of stills and a rare Lomond still used for the production of Gin.
Video clip of whisky stills.
- Has own, on site bottling plant.
- Produces three main product lines:
- Unpeated, Bruichladdich
- Moderately peated, Port Charlotte
- Heavily peated, Octomore.
Tours of the Distillery and tastings are available.