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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.

Timeline

Remy Cointreau is the new owner since Saturday 23rd June 2012

New owner  •  23.06.2012  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

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Bottling site Harvey Bottling Hall started

Just text  •  2003  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Additional product line: Octomore

Just text  •  2002  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Production resumes

Just text  •  29.05.2001  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Mark Reynier, Simon Coughlin, Gordon Wright and Jim McEwan is the new owner since 2000

New owner  •  2000  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

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Fortune Brands is the new owner since 1994

New owner  •  1994  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Bruichladdich was mothballed in 1994

Mothballed  •  1994  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Jim Beam is the new owner since 1993

New owner  •  1993  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Invergorden is the new owner since 1992

New owner  •  1992  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Whyte & Mackay is the new owner since 1992

New owner  •  1992  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Distillery details

  • Country
    Scotland
  • Status
    Active
  • Founded
    01.01.1881
  • Owner
    Remy Cointreau
  • Spirit stills
    2
  • Wash stills
    2
  • Capacity per year
    1500000 Liters
  • Website

Whisky Details

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  • WB Ranking
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Distillery location

Islay, Argyll
PA49 7VN
Scotland Islay

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