Bruichladdich was revived in 2000 after closure in 1994, and bought by Remy Cointreau in 2012. It produces refined, floral and fruity whisky in both peated and unpeated expressions, using most of the original Victorian machinery retained from the distillery's creation in 1881. Bruichladdich is also the producer of The Botanist gin. Classic Bruichladdich is unpeated and categorised in four ways: Classic (10 different whiskies), Uber Provenance (including whiskies from bere barley, Islay barley, and organic barley), Concept Bruichladdich (11 whiskies ranging from quadruple-distilled X4+3 to whisky aged in American-oak casks then Eaux de Vie casks) and Rare (whiskies up to 36 years old, many of which have now sold out).Peated Bruichladdich encompasses eight expressions of Port Charlotte up to ten years old, and eight of the distinctively packaged Octomore. The Botanist gin is crafted with nine of the classic gin aromatics, supplemented by 22 wild native Islay botanicals, hand-picked by Bruichladdich's foraging team from the windswept hills, peat bogs and Atlantic shores of Islay, and distilled in the unique 'Ugly Betty' Lomond pot-still.
Reviews & features
An island guide to Islay, affectionately known as 'the Queen of the Hebrides'22 May 2014
Or, as it's even more affectionately known to whisky fans, 'the one with all the distilleries on it'
For anyone who enjoys a good single malt, this island in the Scottish inner Hebrides (the most southerly one, just west of the Mull of Kintyre, and south of Jura) is essentially a very picturesque whisky theme park. There are eight working whisky…
Grains of truth: a history of Scotland's traditional cereal crops, oats and barley1 May 2009
Things were going great for oats in Scotland until they legalised whisky. Before 1823, oats had enjoyed two centuries as a staple food grain, having relegated barley to animal feed. But once Scotch whisky was legitimised, barley's fortunes shot up. Oats…