Bruichladdich Distillery Islay

Where Terroir Matters

CLASSIC BRUICHLADDICH IS UNPEATED, FLORAL AND COMPLEX. TRICKLE DISTILLED FROM 100% SCOTTISH BARLEY USING MUCH OF THE ORIGINAL VICTORIAN MACHINERY, THE METHODS EMPLOYED BY THE CRAFTSMEN TO COAX THE SPIRIT INTO BEING, CONTINUE UNCHANGED.

OUR SPIRIT MATURES FOR ALL ITS LIFE IN OUR WAREHOUSES ON THE SHORES OF LOCH INDAAL AND IS BOTTLED AT THE DISTILLERY USING ISLAY SPRING WATER.

THIS IS NATURAL WHISKY, NON-CHILL FILTERED AND COLOURING FREE.

Bruichladdich is living proof that the traditional whisky regions of Scotland make no sense. Please don’t think that labelling a whisky “Islay” has anything to do with taste because the truth is far more complicated and interesting.

Built in 1881 when puffer-supplied coal was available as an alternative fuel to local peat, it is likely that Bruichladdich was specifically designed to produce the purest unpeated spirit possible. The great Alfred Barnard supports this view with a tantalising clue – the Laddie is the only distillery on Islay that he does not describe as drying its malt using peat in his fascinating exploration of the island’s distilleries in 1885.

Sadly, none of that 19th century spirit survives, but the original Victorian machinery has allowed an unparalleled legacy of craft distilling to trickle down through the generations of men who make this sophisticated Islay dram.

We salute them, not with bland homogeneity, but with a glorious palette of expressions that celebrate the range of possibilities of this, the world’s greatest spirit.

Mary and the Laddie Shop lassies and laddies would be glad to organise a tour of our distillery for you and the distilling team will happily answer any questions you may have. To ensure we can give you the time that you deserve, please book your visit.

Tour and warehouse experience both take approx. an hour

Please note: Our address is
Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA49 7UN.
We have an administrative office in Glasgow, but it is not open to the public. It looks, smells, and sounds like just an office so you mightn’t want to go out of your way to visit there. Be warned that Google and Google Maps may take you to the wrong place; the postcode you’ll be needing for directions for a distillery tour is PA49 7UN.

 

April – September 2017

Shop
Hours
Tours Botanist
Tour
Warehouse
Experience
Monday,
Wednesday,
Friday
09:00 – 18:00 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00 11:00, 14:00
Tuesday,
Thursday
09:00 – 18:00 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00 11:00 14:00
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 14:00
Sunday 10:00 – 16:00 11:00, 13:00, 14:00

 

October 2017

Shop
Hours
Tours Botanist
Tour
Warehouse
Experience
Monday,
Wednesday,
Friday
09:00 – 17:00 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00 11:00, 14:00
Tuesday,
Thursday
09:00 – 17:00 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00 11:00 14:00
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 14:00
Sunday 09:00 – 16:00 11:00, 13:00, 14:00

 

November 2017 – March 2018

Shop
Hours
Tours Botanist
Tour
Warehouse
Experience
Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00 10:00, 11:00, 14:00 15:00
Saturday 09:30 – 16:00 10:00, 14:00
Sunday CLOSED

 

COSTS
TOURS – £5.00 PER PERSON
BOTANIST TOUR – £25 (MAX 12 PEOPLE)
WARE HOUSE EXPERIENCE – £25.00 (INCLUDES TASTING GLASS)

£5 REDEEMABLE AGAINST PURCHASE OF A BOTTLE.

 

Please note: children are welcome on our tours. Over 18s only on the warehouse experience.

 

SHOP CLOSED/ NO TOURS

Easter Sunday – 16th April 2017

Show Day – 10th August 2017

 

BRUICHLADDICH FESTIVAL OPEN DAY – SUNDAY 28th MAY 2017

 

CASK VISITS

Customer cask visits are Friday mornings only and must be pre-booked at casks@bruichladdich.com

tours@bruichladdich.com or call to book either tours or tastings: +44 (0)1496 850 190

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Isle of Islay PA49 7UN GB
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SHOP CLOSED/ NO TOURS Easter Sunday – 16th April 2017 Show Day – 10th August 2017