About Us

What

Bruichladdich is an innovative distillery producing Islay single malt whisky. Privately-owned, it distils 700,000 litres annually from mainly un-peated barley from 28 Scottish farms, half organically grown, half from Islay itself.


Why
Why

We are passionately independent and committed to producing the finest, truly artisanal, most thought-provoking single malt whisky, of flawless provenance and utmost integrity.

 

PROGRESSIVE

HEBRIDEAN

DISTILLERS


When

Bruichladdich was designed as a state-of-the-art distillery in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, from an established Glasgow whisky family. After a filial bust-up, William Harvey ran it, struggling for fifty years as an independent distiller...

 

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Awards

Distillery of the Year
[2001; 2003, 2006, 2007]

Malt of the Year
[2003 & 2011]

Distiller of the Year
[2004]

Innovator of the Year
[2004 & 2008]

Queen’s Award
[2005]

Pioneer of the Year
[2007]

Environmentalist of the Year
[2011]

 

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How do you pronounce Bruichladdich?

Bruichladdich is pronounced ‘Brook-laddie‘, Gaelic for the raised beach bank at the rocky, lee-shore.

 

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Who
Who

Simon Coughlin
Simon Coughlin

Simon Coughlin, CEO and founding member of Bruichladdich was in a previous life a wine merchant.

Jim McEwan
Jim McEwan

Jim McEwan started out as a cooper, then distiller with Bowmore. He is our Production Director and Head Distiller.

Douglas Taylor
Douglas Taylor

Douglas Taylor spent many years with Diageo before joining in 2011 as Commercial Director.

John Adams

John Adams was an accountant with WH Payne and is our Finance Director.

Allan Logan
Allan Logan

Allan Logan started at Bruichladdich as a mashman in 2001 and is now our Distillery Manager.

Mark Reynier
Mark Reynier

Mark Reynier, founder and former Managing Director, spent many years as a wine merchant before resurrecting Bruichladdich. He retired from Bruichladdich in 2012.


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