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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. Then the distillery went almost the complete opposite direction and created The Botanist Gin!

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 9 Year Old 2010 (cask R18/324) - Artful Dodger

50cl, 64.2%

An indie Bruichladdich single malt Scotch whisky, bottled up by the Artful Dodger folks. This expression was distilled back in 2009, and bottled up 9 years later at cask strength - an intense 64.2%…  More info

Bruichladdich 9 Year Old 2010 (cask R18/324)  - Artful Dodger
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$84.90

Bruichladdich 8 Year Old 2010 Bere Barley

70cl, 50%

Bere Barley is a six-row heritage variety with significantly lower yields than other varieties, and was long-forgotten until Bruichladdich got its mitts on it! This 2010 vintage was made using barley…  More info

Bruichladdich 8 Year Old 2010 Bere Barley
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$79.23

Octomore 10.4 3 Year Old

70cl, 63.5%

Bruichladdich's 10th series of Octomore bottlings has been all about challenging conventions, showcasing a softer style of smoke than previous peat bombs. Octomore 10.4, however, adds another layer…  More info

Octomore 10.4 3 Year Old
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$193.63

Bruichladdich 16 Year Old 2002 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 62.6%

A wonderful bottle of Bruichladdich, bottled by yours truly - that's right, it was bottled by Master of Malt! This 16 year old single malt was distilled on Islay back in July 2002 and filled into a…  More info

Bruichladdich 16 Year Old 2002 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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$246.88

Port Charlotte 10 Year Old

70cl, 50%

Introduced as the flagship Port Charlotte expression produced by Bruichladdich in 2018, this 10 year old single malt from the Isle of Islay is a lip-smackingly smoky number indeed. It's peated to…  More info

Port Charlotte 10 Year Old
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$50.92

Lochindaal 9 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 50.1%

It's the first batch of Lochindaal single malt Scotch whisky bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! Lochindaal is a rarely seen whisky produced by Bruichladdich (there was once a distillery…  More info

Lochindaal 9 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$95.09

Octomore 10 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.8%

Superbly smoky single malt from the Bruichladdich distillery, released under the Octomore name and independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Some of Islay's most heavily peated…  More info

Octomore 10 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$198.16

Bruichladdich Scottish Barley - The Classic Laddie

70cl, 50%

Created by Jim McEwan from whisky matured in American oak casks alongside Lochindaal, and chosen to represent the classic, unpeated distillery style. Bruichladdich's new signature bottling is made…  More info

Bruichladdich Scottish Barley - The Classic Laddie
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$45.19

Bruichladdich 28 Year Old 1991 (cask 16883) - The First Editions (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50.7%

28 year old Islay single malt here from the Bruichladdich Distillery, independently bottled by Hunter Laing. This one spent its time slumbering in a refill hogshead cask from 1991 to 2019, and was…  More info

Bruichladdich 28 Year Old 1991 (cask 16883) - The First Editions (Hunter Laing)
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$297.86

Octomore 10.1 5 Year Old

70cl, 59.8%

The first release from the Bruichladdich's Octomore 10 series, this expression was aged for 5 years in a selection of first-fill American whiskey casks (from the likes of Jim Beam, Heaven Hill,…  More info

Octomore 10.1 5 Year Old
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$141.59

Bruichladdich 28 Year Old 1990 - Poise and Perseverance

70cl, 47.4%

A single cask bottling of Bruichladdich single malt, independently bottled for the Poise and Perseverance range - and wouldn't you know it, this one shows off plenty of poise after persevering…  More info

Bruichladdich 28 Year Old 1990 - Poise and Perseverance
$237.81

Octomore 10 Year Old - Fourth Edition

70cl, 54.3%

It's the fourth edition of Octomore 10 Year Old from the Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay, and this particular edition was distilled back in 2009. After a decade of maturation, it was bottled up at…  More info

Octomore 10 Year Old - Fourth Edition
$184.85

Octomore 11.1 5 Year Old

70cl, 59.4%

Octomore 11.1 from Islay's Bruichladdich Distillery one again shows off heavily-peated single malt, but does so with brilliant poise and restraint - it's super peaty, but it's not absurd and…  More info

Octomore 11.1 5 Year Old
$147.52

Bruichladdich The Organic 2010

70cl, 50%

It's the 2010 vintage of Bruichladdich's The Organic expression, distilled exclusively with organic barley from Mid Coul, near Inverness. The liquid was matured on Islay in American oak casks which…  More info

Bruichladdich The Organic 2010
$79.23

Octomore 11.3 5 Year Old Islay Barley

70cl, 61.7%

It's Bruichladdich's Octomore 11.3 expression right here, folks! This particular edition was made with barley grown on Islay by James Brown at the Octomore Farm, which is exposed to the coastal…  More info

Octomore 11.3 5 Year Old Islay Barley
$201.83

Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012

70cl, 50%

It's the 2012 vintage of the excellent Port Charlotte Islay Barley single malt, made with... Well, with barley from Islay! Eight farms on the island grew the barley, which Bruichladdich distilled and…  More info

Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2012
$79.23

Bruichladdich 26 Year Old 1994 - Black Art 8.1

70cl, 45.1%

Another release from Bruichladdich's much-loved Black Art series, which always result in delicious, mysterious single malt! These expression are made with whiskies drawn from a secret selection of…  More info

Bruichladdich 26 Year Old 1994 - Black Art 8.1
$322.81

Port Charlotte 13 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 52.7%

Excellent peated single malt from the Bruichladdich distillery, released under the Port Charlotte name and independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. This one was aged for 13 years and…  More info

Port Charlotte 13 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$151.73

Port Charlotte 14 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 51.1%

An indie bottling of Port Charlotte single malt (smoky single malt whisky from the Bruichladdich distillery), matured for 14 years before That Boutique-y Whisky Company got its hands on it. Once…  More info

Port Charlotte 14 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$138.14

Octomore 6 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 50.4%

6 year old Octomore single malt from the Bruichladdich distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! The Octomore name is used by Bruichladdich for their most heavily-peated…  More info

Octomore 6 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$164.18

Bruichladdich 28 Year Old 1990 (cask 169) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 52.1%

28 year old single malt all the way from Islay, produced at the Bruichladdich distillery! This whisky was distilled in September 1990 and filled into a single refill sherry butt, where it patiently…  More info

Bruichladdich 28 Year Old 1990 (cask 169) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$419.09

Bruichladdich 28 Year Old 1991 (cask 16882) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 44.6%

An indie Bruichladdich, matured in a single refill cask for 28 years - from August 1991 to August 2019. Following that lengthy rest, this Islay single malt was bottled by Hunter Laing for the Old…  More info

Bruichladdich 28 Year Old 1991 (cask 16882) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$295.58

Bruichladdich 26 Year Old 1992 (cask 2864) -The Single Malts of Scotland

70cl, 54.2%

A 26 Year Old single cask Bruichladdich! This was distilled over on Islay back in 1992, and was whacked into a single barrel for just over a quarter of a century. It was bottled in July 2019,…  More info

Bruichladdich 26 Year Old 1992 (cask 2864) -The Single Malts of Scotland
$265.21

Octomore 10.3 6 Year Old Islay Barley

70cl, 61.3%

A 6 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Bruichladdich's esteemed Octomore range - for this expression from the Octomore 10 series, the barley used was from a single field on a single Islay farm!…  More info

Octomore 10.3 6 Year Old Islay Barley
$194.82

Bruichladdich 1988/30 - The Untouchable

70cl, 46.2%

Another stunning release in Bruichladdich's Rare Cask series! This 1988 vintage single malt was filled into a combination of refill bourbon casks and lesser-spotted refill squat hogsheads, where it…  More info

Bruichladdich 1988/30 - The Untouchable
$775.88

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