Jim McEwanLoch IndaalSean Gordon checking the ABV using a hydrometerPG McCuaig at the washbacksJay Docherty, WarehousemanNeil Wood and Allan Logan, Octofad.The Budgie, Senior Stillman, has been working at Bruichladdich since 1989Mark French of Rockside Farm, IslayJim McEwan - the restless mind.James Brown. Farmer, Octomore.Allan Logan, Distillery Manager
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.

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