We are passionately independent and committed to producing the finest, truly artisanal, most thought-provoking single malt whisky, of flawless provenance and utmost integrity.
- What does Bruichladdich mean?
- Where did the idea of Octomore originate?
- Where do you get the casks for your whisky from?
- Why use organic barley?
- Can you have an unpeated Islay whisky?
- What are the botanicals in The Botanist gin?
- Distillery of the Year [2001; 2003, 2006, 2007]
- Malt of the Year [2003 & 2011]
- Distiller of the Year 
- Innovator of the Year [2004 & 2008]
- Queen’s Award 
- Pioneer of the Year 
- Environmentalist of the Year 
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...
Simon Coughlin, CEO and founding member of Bruichladdich was in a previous life a wine merchant.
Whisky legend Jim McEwan started out as a cooper over 50 years ago, before becoming distiller with Bowmore. He is our Production Director and Head Distiller.
Douglas Taylor spent many years with Diageo before joining in 2011. He is our Global Brand Director.
Steven is our Finance Director and joined us in 2012, moving from South Beach Miami to join us in sunny Scotland.
Allan Logan started at Bruichladdich as a mashman in 2001 and is now our Distillery Manager.
Adam has been working with Jim for many years, patiently learning the craft. At some point the responsibility for our precious spirit will fall upon his shoulders.
Mark Reynier, founder and former Managing Director, spent many years as a wine merchant before resurrecting Bruichladdich. He retired from Bruichladdich in 2012.