Sean Gordon checking the ABV using a hydrometerJim McEwan - the restless mind.Duncan McGillivray helped coax our old Victorian distillery back to life in 2001Grant McLellan and Jim McEwan, Warehouse Number 2Josh WoodEarly barley shoots, Sunderland Farm, IslayHydrometers are used to measure the specific gravity of the spiritOur traditional open-topped cast iron mash tunThe road from Port Charlotte to BruichladdichLooking west. Next stop Canada.
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.

Sean Gordon checking the ABV using a hydrometer

In The Vatting Hall

Islay Now

Maximum Temperature: 11°C / 52°F


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