Pronounced Brew-ich-laddie. Since the Second World War, Bruichladdich has been a minimally peated Islay malt. Now batches of heavily peated spirit are also distilled, namely Port Charlotte, peated to 40 ppm, and Octomore the most heavily peated whisky in the world, peated to at least 80 ppm. Barley is exclusively Scottish grown, and is produced on 23 farms. Almost half is cultivated on Islay and the rest is organically grown on the mainland.
Closed 1929-36. Floor-malting ends 1961. Expands from one to two pair of pot stills 1975. In the early 1980's it only operated one day per week. Mothballed 1983. In production a few months 1998. Opens again 2001-05-29. 2011 a Lomond still from Inverleven were installed. Only been used for making gin so far. Have its own bottling line. Uses a cast iron, open mash tun from 1881.