Built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, Bruichladdich distillery sits opposite the western shore of Loch Indaal on Islay, an island off the west coast of Scotland. The distillery produces three distinct single malts: Bruichladdich (unpeated), Port Charlotte (heavily peated) and Octomore (super heavily peated), along with The Botanist gin. Read More »
An old 15 year old bottling from Bruichladdich on Islay. This dates, we estimate, from the 1980s when the distillery was under Whyte & Mackay ownership and comes in the tall bottle that was prevalent during that period.
A release of 35 year old Bruichladdich by Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask range. This was distilled in 1966, a few years after the distillery stopped malting its own barley and switched to buying it in from Port Ellen, and bottled just in time at a cask strength of 40.5%.
A 31 year old Bruichladdich distilled in 1970 and available, in general, only at the distillery. The Valinch whiskies are the single casks that they get visitors to hand bottle themselves when visiting and are thus rather rare. This is one of the ones from the early days of the distillery's millenial rebirth and is rather good.
This Bruichladdich Valinch is a single cask release of 1970 vintage whisky. Bottled to celebrate the first distillation of the re-opened Bruichladdich Distillery in May 2001. Bottled at cask strength and limited to just 250 bottles.
A 1970 vintage Bruichladdich as part of the Valinch label. This is the name given to the bottles hand bottled by distillery visitors and are rarely seen on the market. This one comes from cask 5081 and was bottled not long after the turn of the millennium.
A 1970 vintage Bruichladdich as part of the Valinch label. This is the name given to the 'fill your own bottles' obtained on the distillery tour and rarely come on to the market. This one comes from cask 5085 and was bottled not long after the turn of the millennium.
A 1966 vintage Bruichladdich released by independent bottlers Duncan Taylor as part of their Rare Auld series. Distilled in January, it was matured for 40 years in cask 199 before 197 bottles were yielded in January 2006.
A 1966 vintage Bruichladdich released by independent bottlers Duncan Taylor as part of their Peerless series. Distilled in January, it was aged for 37 years in cask number 202 before being bottled in February 2003.
A 1966 vintage Bruichladdich bottled at 40 years of age in May 206 by independent bottlers Duncan Taylor. Distilled when the distillery was owned by A. B. Grant, by the time this was bottled, the distillery had been mothballed twice and was under new ownership.