The Bruichladdich is one of nine working distilleries on Islay. Founded in 1881 by the Harvey brothers it was a “state-of-the-art” distillery with uniquely tall and narrow-necked were chosen to produce a very pure and original spirit.
The distillery was closed in 1994 before being re-opened in 2001 under new ownership, who retained most of the original Harvey machinery that is still in use today. No computers are used in production with all processes controlled by a pool of skilled artisans who pass on information orally and largely measure progress using dipsticks and simple flotation devices.
The Bruichladdich produces Bruichladdich unpeated single malt, Port Charlotte heavily peated single malt and Octomore, the most heavily peated single malt in the world. All of the barley used is exclusively Scottish, some of which has been grown on Islay since 2004