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Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich was built by Barnett Harvey in 1881. Five years later, the Bruichladdich Distillery Company was founded and renovation and refurbishment commenced. The ‘Laddie’, as it is affectionately known, is often considered to be the fruitiest, most inventive Islay malt and, indeed, there has been some contention as to whether it has truly attained Islay-status. Bruichladdich countered this with the introduction of the Port Charlotte range and later with the 2008-released Octomore, the world’s most heavily peated whisky with a phenol content of 131ppm.

The gentle character of the spirit is attributed by some to the milder weather conditions at Bruichladdich's locality, sheltered, as it is, from Mother Nature by the Rhinns, the rugged Islay mountain range. Following the death of the then owner, Barnett’s son William Harvey IV in 1936, the distillery was run by Kenneth Harvey and sold a year later to Joseph Hobbs for the sum of £23,000. Silent for the latter part of the Second World War, Bruichladdich closed its in-house maltings in 1961, bringing malt in from the Islay maltings at Port Ellen. Enjoying good fortunes, further stills were added in 1975 to grapple increasing demand.

Blenders Whyte and Mackay acquired the distillery under Invergordon Distillers in 1993. Just two years later, production ceased and in 2000 the distillery was purchased by Murray McDavid for £6.5m. The former Bowmore manager, Jim McEwan was brought in as Production Director, and in July of 2001 distillation began once more. Today the range is vast; many cask finishes, or 'ACE'd (additional cask enhancement) whiskies, have been released as well as the formerly mentioned peated offerings and, following a few successful years, the ‘Laddie’s’ future looks promising.

Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée E: Sauternes (Chateau D'Yquem) 16 Year Old

70cl, 46%

A Bruichladdich finished in one of the most famous and renowned Sauternes wineries in the world: the Bordeaux First Growth Chateau D'Yquem! A great addition to the series of first growth wine…  More info

Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée E: Sauternes (Chateau D'Yquem) 16 Year Old
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Bruichladdich 19 Year Old 1992 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

This 19 year old Bruichladdich was distilled on the 3rd April 1992. It was aged in two hogsheads (numbers 1344 and 1352) before bottling by Signatory on the 26th January 2012. A release of 665…  More info

Bruichladdich 19 Year Old 1992 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
$64.10

Br4 - Elements of Islay (Bruichladdich)

50cl, 54.70%

This is the fourth Islay whisky bottled from a distillery on the island whose name begins with Br...  More info

Br4 - Elements of Islay (Bruichladdich)
$66.21

Br2 - Elements of Islay (Bruichladdich)

50cl, 49.30%

The second release from this distillery in the Elements of Islay range, Br2 carries on from the regular characteristics of the distillery with a fruity and honeyed dram.  More info

Br2 - Elements of Islay (Bruichladdich)
$66.21

Bruichladdich 17 Year Old Rum Cask

70cl, 46%

This is the first ever rum finished 'Laddie, this was matured for 15 years in bourbon before an additional 2 years in rum casks used to mature their Renegade rums. The rum came from the Uitvlugt and…  More info

Bruichladdich 17 Year Old Rum Cask
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$66.21

Bruichladdich 15 Year Old 1993 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A single cask Bruichladdich distilled in November 1993, matured for 15 years in a refill hogshead and bottled in November of 2008 as part of a release of 353 bottles.  More info

Bruichladdich 15 Year Old 1993 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée A: Pauillac (Chateau Lafite) 16 Year Old

70cl, 46%

Bruichladdich, in true fashion, rather boldly released a range of six whiskies, finished in casks from First Growth French vineyards. This Cuvee A bottling was finished in Pauillac Casks from Chateau…  More info

Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée A: Pauillac (Chateau Lafite) 16 Year Old

Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée C: Margaux (Chateau Margaux) 16 Year Old

70cl, 46%

Your chance to taste Bruichladdich with the added finesse of a First Growth wine from Bordeaux - France's sexiest wine region! This is the third release, 'Cuvée C' which was finished in Chateau…  More info

Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée C: Margaux (Chateau Margaux) 16 Year Old
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Bruichladdich 17 Year Old Fino Sherry

70cl, 46%

This Bruichladdich was matured in bourbon barrels before a finish in Fino sherry casks. Part of an outturn of 6,000 bottles.  More info

Bruichladdich 17 Year Old Fino Sherry
$67.44

Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée D: Pessac Leognan (Chateau Haut-Brion) 16 Year Old

70cl, 46%

Oooh la la. A superb Bruichladdich matured in wine barrels from one of the greatest wineries in the world: Chateau Haut-Brion from Pessac-Léognan! Makers of This is part of Bruichladdich's series of…  More info

Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée D: Pessac Leognan (Chateau Haut-Brion) 16 Year Old

Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée F: Pomerol (Chateau Lafleur) 16 Year Old

70cl, 46%

Part of the Bruichladdich First Growth, but, curiously, not a first growth. Pomerol is one appellation that does not have designations like Premier Cru. Nonetheless, the top Pomerol wines (Le Pin,…  More info

Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée F: Pomerol (Chateau Lafleur) 16 Year Old
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Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée B: Pauillac (Chateau Latour) 16 Year Old

70cl, 46%

A great Bruichladdich, this is part of their range of first growth Bordeaux finished whiskies. This is the second, Cuvée B, which was finished in Pauillac Casks from Chateau Latour!  More info

Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée B: Pauillac (Chateau Latour) 16 Year Old

Bruichladdich 15 Year Old (2nd Edition)

70cl, 46%

The progressive Hebridean distillers at Bruichladdich on the storm swept island of Islay have released their second edition of their fifteen year old whisky finished in Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes…  More info

Bruichladdich 15 Year Old (2nd Edition)

Bruichladdich 17 Year Old Micro-Provenance

70cl, 51%

This was made using something called "Cask Evolution Exploration". One suspects that means "finishing it in something exotic-sounding." This was aged in bourbon casks, before a finish in Tempranillo…  More info

Bruichladdich 17 Year Old Micro-Provenance
$72.48

Bruichladdich 18 Year Old 1989 Kosher Wine Finish

70cl, 46%

A 1989 vintage from the Bruichladdich distillery and a very unusual whisky indeed; this was aged for 18 years in bourbon casks, before a finish in Kosher wine casks from the Carmel winery in Israel.…  More info

Bruichladdich 18 Year Old 1989 Kosher Wine Finish
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Bruichladdich 17 Year Old (Alchemist)

70cl, 46%

17 year old from the Alchemist range. This was distilled at the Bruichladdich distillery - so we're expecting lots of fruity, coastal flavour.  More info

Bruichladdich 17 Year Old (Alchemist)
$74.26

Bruichladdich 12 Year Old 2002 (cask 588) (Rest & Be Thankful)

70cl, 64.10%

Bourbon-cask-matured Bruichladdich single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by the Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company. It was distilled back in July 2002 and filled into a single bourbon cask, in which it…  More info

Bruichladdich 12 Year Old 2002 (cask 588) (Rest & Be Thankful)
$75.71

Port Charlotte PC7

70cl, 61%

PC7 is a heavily peated release from the Bruichladdich distillery from the limited release Port Charlotte range, this single malt has been bottled at the heady h8s of 61% abv and proffers the chance…  More info

Port Charlotte PC7
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Bruichladdich 10 Year Old (1990s Bottling)

70cl, 40%

An old 10 year old Bruichladdich from before the recent spate of dumpy bottles. This is rare stuff, bottled during the 1990s.  More info

Bruichladdich 10 Year Old (1990s Bottling)

Bruichladdich - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 52.70%

Nice to see you, to see you... Anyway, the second batch of Bruichladdich single malt Scotch whisky bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company has arrived, and with it we revisit the pinnacle of TV…  More info

Bruichladdich - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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Port Charlotte PC8

70cl, 60.50%

This is the last of the 2001 vintage of ‘age-numbered’ Port Charlotte expressions. This comes with the nickname “Ar duthcas”- Gaelic for “Land of our heritage”. This is very well-peated to 40ppm.…  More info

Port Charlotte PC8
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$78.28

Bruichladdich 21 Year Old 1991 - Authentic Collection (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 52.10%

Distilled by Bruichladdich at their glorious Islay distillery 21 years ago, this WM Cadenhead release of single malt Scotch whisky has been bottled at cask strength out an outturn of 276 bottles.  More info

Bruichladdich 21 Year Old 1991 - Authentic Collection (WM Cadenhead)
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$78.70

Bruichladdich 18 Year Old (2nd Release)

70cl, 46%

The rare first release of the bourbon matured expression from the Bruichladdich distillery, this 18 year old then enjoyed a further finish in Willi Opitz Pinot Noir casks and exhibits some crisp…  More info

Bruichladdich 18 Year Old (2nd Release)
$78.88

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2004

50cl, 57.50%

A special release from Bruichladdich for the 2010 Islay Festival, this was distilled in 2004 and aged in a fresh sherry butt (cask number 1667) before bottling as part of an outturn of 1060 50cl…  More info

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2004
$79.07

Bruichladdich 17 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish

70cl, 46%

A Pedro Ximinez (sic) finished Bruichladdich. This is part of a release of 6,000 bottles of 17 years old whisky.  More info

Bruichladdich 17 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish
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