Malting barley ready for harvest, Island Farm, IslayJim McEwan and PG McCuaig in the Tun RoomThe band of goldThe Budgie, Senior Stillman, has been working at Bruichladdich since 1989Sean Gordon checking the ABV using a hydrometerOur barley is no mere commodity. It is our lifeblood.Jim McEwan: the science and art or distillationMark Reynier, co-founder, pioneer, renegadeNeil Wood and Allan Logan, Octofad.Jim McEwan - the restless mind.Sean GordonSingle Malt Whisky from Islay Grown Barley
Oirthir GàidheaL:
coast of the gaels

We respect the past but don't live in its shadow. We believe in innovation and progress, while striving to create intriguing spirit - a spirit with flawless integrity and provenance. We are curious and restless - we never leave well enough alone. Pathfinders where angels fear to tread.

We believe that Islay whisky should have an authenticity derived from where it is distilled and where it is matured... from the philosophies of those who distil it. A sense of place, of terroir that speaks of the land, the barley, the water and the human soul that gave it life.

There are many who would see whisky distilling as an industrial process – a means of standard manufacture and nothing more. We understand distilling to be an ancient art, one that has intrigued the human spirit for centuries. A black art, a mysterious and enigmatic alchemy, that explores the very depths of the distiller’s soul.

Malting barley ready for harvest, Island Farm, Islay

In The Field

Islay Now

Maximum Temperature: 6°C / 43°F

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South South Westerly 10mph

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1022mb

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