Bruichladdich Distillery, Islay, Scotland.

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.

Bruichladdich is situated on the western side of Islay, on the shore of Loch Indaal, opposite Bowmore. Location is 13 miles S.W. of Port Askaig.

Landscape view of Bruichladdich Distillery

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.

Mash Tun at Bruichladdich Distillery, Islay.

Capture of newly distilled spirit at Bruich;laddich Distillery, Islay.

  • Has own, on site bottling plant.
  • Produces three main product lines:
    • Unpeated, Bruichladdich
    • Moderately peated, Port Charlotte
    • Heavily peated, Octomore.

Bruichladdich Malts

Tours of the Distillery  and tastings are available.

Tutored Tasting at Bruichladdich Distillery, Islay.

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