About the Distillery
This distillery first went into production in 1881 and has had its up’s and downs over its long history. The name ‘Bruichladdich’ is Gaelic for ‘the hill on the shore’ and if you have ever had the chance to visit this distillery on the western shor of Loch Indaal on Islay you would see the heather-covered hills which would draw more meaning to this name.
Master distiller Jim McEwan uses both modern and ancient methods to produce his whisky and with all the awards and experience he has gained from decades in the industry he has earned the Master Distiller of the Year award twice. He is a man steeped in the history of Islay whisky being ex-bowmore distiller also.
Bruichladdich is suprisingly independantly owned and they are very proud of this, they have managed to achieve this by using mainly Scottish funding to keep decisions local.
The distillery is still an operation of traditional methods and equiptment which maintains the best results and generally surprises the critics. Nothing is rushed in this operation and casks are sourced from the four corners of the world to bring us all some of the rarest and finest whisky in the world. Bruichladdich produces the peatiest whisky in the world that they named Octomore which can be peated up to the measured value of 250+ parts per million (or ppm) that’s 4 times peatier than its rivals at Ardbeg with their ten year old bottling.
The whisky is something to be experienced and not just for its flavour but for its history and its future. Watch out for collectors items and limited editions.