How is Bruichladdich Islay single malt Scotch whisky made? 5.) THE WASH STILL

by Laddie Author on 24th February 2015 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

The wash is first distilled in the two wash stills, tradi...

Richard Long - Man on a Mission

by Laddie Editor on 21st February 2015 in Other stuff

Richard Long is a British Army veteran who is nine months...

We Made It: Furniture Designer & Maker Laszlo Beckett

by theartsdesk on 21st February 2015 in "We Made It"

South Londoner Laszlo Beckett has been making waves with ...

We Made It: Set and Costume Designer Lise Marker

by theartsdesk on 14th February 2015 in "We Made It"

Danish-born Lise Marker is the perfect example of someone...

Captain Douglas Harvey DSO 1884-1917

by Laddie Editor on 11th February 2015 in Exploring History

Stuart Graham of Portnahaven has produced an important bo...

How is Bruichladdich Islay single malt Scotch whisky made? 4.) FERMENTING

by Laddie Author on 10th February 2015 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

The sugars in the sweet 'wort' then need to be converted ...

We Made It: The Bogányi Piano

by theartsdesk on 7th February 2015 in "We Made It"

We Made It has always been about the points where discipl...

The still has gone. Long live the still.

by Laddie Editor on 5th February 2015 in The Distillery

The much loved and photographed copper pot still that has...

How is Bruichladdich Islay single malt Scotch whisky made? 3. MILLING AND MASHING

by Laddie Author on 1st February 2015 in On Barley, The Distillery, Talking Whisky

Malted barley is delivered to the distillery from Baird...

Scotch Whisky - Boom or Bust?

by Laddie Author on 30th January 2015 in Talking Whisky

Two rather different views of the future of the Scotch wh...

How is Bruichladdich Islay single malt Scotch whisky made? 2. MALTING

by Laddie Author on 29th January 2015 in On Barley, The Distillery, Talking Whisky

Prior to distillation, barley is subjected to a process ...

Milling the 2014 Harvest

by Laddie Editor on 23rd January 2015 in On Barley

We have started to mash the first deliveries of barley ma...

How is Bruichladdich Islay single malt Scotch whisky made? 1. INGREDIENTS

by Laddie Author on 18th January 2015 in On Barley, The Distillery, Talking Whisky

We distil Bruichladdich Islay single malt Scotch whisky u...

Launch of Octomore 7.2

by Laddie Editor on 14th January 2015 in Talking Whisky

Two masterclasses to be held by Joanne Brown on Viking Li...

Launch of Port Charlotte PC12

by Laddie Editor on 14th January 2015 in Talking Whisky

Joanne Brown will conduct the first public tasting and la...

We Made It: Amelia Gregory and That Which We Do Not Understand

by theartsdesk on 12th December 2014 in "We Made It"

There’s a collection of prints from sixteen artists on ...

Laddie Christmas Gifts

by Laddie Editor on 9th December 2014 in Other stuff

We have a lot of interesting items for Christmas in the L...

A pen - hand made from a Bruichladdich cask stave.

by Laddie Editor on 9th December 2014 in Other stuff

We Laddies love people who make things as well as the thi...

Win tickets to a Jim McEwan tasting in Paris

by Laddie Editor on 5th December 2014 in Our People, Other stuff

Voulez-vous assister à un événement exclusif mettant e...

What is the population of Islay?

by Laddie Author on 2nd December 2014 in Place, Exploring History

Sadly the population of Islay is in decline....

Our alliance with UHI helps conserve bere barley

by Laddie Editor on 28th November 2014 in On Barley

Our alliance with university researchers in Orkney has se...

We Made It: Salmon-smoker Ole Martin-Hansen

by theartsdesk on 28th November 2014 in "We Made It"

Norwegian-born Ole Martin-Hansen is one of the rare breed...

Bruichladdich scoops six awards at Travel Retail Masters Awards 2014

by Laddie Author on 26th November 2014 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich has scooped six Masters at the prestigious ...

What is peat?

by Laddie Author on 26th November 2014 in On Barley, Exploring History

Peat is found in the acidic and waterlogged ground of bog...

We Made It: Beardyman's Beardytron_5000mkIV

by theartsdesk on 21st November 2014 in "We Made It"

It can be easy to see craft and making as retrograde acti...

It's a Family Affair

by Laddie Editor on 20th November 2014 in Our People

Josh Wood of Octofad Farm, near Nerabus on the Rhinns of ...

We Made It: Sub Pac Inventor John Alexiou

by theartsdesk on 14th November 2014 in "We Made It"

“Soundsystem culture” is a slippery concept, but it's...

Bere Barley - some notes

by Dr Peter Martin on 7th November 2014 in On Barley

Bere differs in many ways from modern barley varieties:...

International ecommerce. We are live once more.

by Laddie Editor on 5th November 2014 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

We are very, very happy to be able to announce that we ar...

The Singles. Digital Exclusive Bottlings

by Laddie Editor on 5th November 2014 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

We are particularly excited here at Laddie HQ to be able ...

Bere Barley 2008 - A New Release

by admin on 31st October 2014 in On Barley, Talking Whisky

This is the third release of Bruichladdich Bere Barley - ...

"We Made It": Robots

by theartsdesk on 29th October 2014 in "We Made It"

Street art, over the past few decades, has developed into...

How does peat get into whisky?

by Laddie Editor on 25th October 2014 in On Barley, Talking Whisky

There are many common misconceptions about the peatiness ...

"We Made It": Woodhead Horns

by theartsdesk on 23rd October 2014 in "We Made It"

The men and women who bend, shape and bond wood and metal...

The Budgie - 25 years at Bruichladdich

by Laddie Editor on 17th October 2014 in Our People, The Distillery

Duncan 'The Budgie' McFadyen, Senior Stillman at Bruichla...

Where was Scotch whisky consumed in 2013/ 2014?

by Laddie Author on 16th October 2014 in Talking Whisky

Scotch whisky accounts for approximately 85% of Scotland'...

"We Made It": Waterford Crystal

by theartsdesk on 16th October 2014 in "We Made It"

Founded in the Republic of Ireland in 1783, Waterford use...

Free London Masterclass Tickets

by Laddie Editor on 9th October 2014 in Talking Whisky, Other stuff

How persuasive are you? ...

Port Charlotte Islay Barley launched

by Laddie Editor on 7th October 2014 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich has made commitments to the Islay farmers w...

The Laddiewaggon in Germany

by Laddie Editor on 7th October 2014 in Our People, The Distillery

Congratulations to Susanne Land on her birthday a few day...

Octomore 6.3 - Islay Barley

by Laddie Editor on 6th October 2014 in Talking Whisky

Octomore 6.3 Islay Barley is the first release of the ube...

Record Islay Barley Harvest in 2014

by Laddie Editor on 1st October 2014 in On Barley

We are delighted to announce that 2014 has seen a record ...

"We Made It": Photographer Brian David Stevens

by theartsdesk on 29th September 2014 in "We Made It"

We get a double dose of the We Made It ethos here....

The rain is dead.

by Laddie Editor on 25th September 2014 in Place, The Distillery, Talking Whisky

It has been the driest September for 50 years. No rain ha...

Jim McEwan in Australia, October 2014

by Laddie Editor on 17th September 2014 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

Our own Jim McEwan will be over in Australia this Septemb...

"We Made It": Modelmaker Robbie Edwards

by theartsdesk on 10th September 2014 in "We Made It"

The Hollywood machine can be such a slick blend of high-t...

CBS News '60 Minutes' to feature Jim McEwan

by Laddie Editor on 2nd September 2014 in Place

We have been delighted to be working with a team from the...

How is Octomore so Peaty?

by Laddie Editor on 2nd September 2014 in On Barley, Talking Whisky

We are often asked what makes Octomore whisky so differen...

"We Made It": Make-up artist Nina Pratley

by theartsdesk on 31st August 2014 in "We Made It"

It's easy to forget among the pile up of high-tech and hi...

The Laddie Snug at The Artisan

by Laddie Editor on 29th August 2014 in Our People, Talking Whisky

There is no particular reason you should have heard of De...

The combines are rolling. We salute you.

by Laddie Editor on 25th August 2014 in The Distillery, Place

The combines have started to roll here on Islay - with ev...

Exciting Times Ahead

by Laddie Editor on 22nd August 2014 in On Barley

To the principals of the nouveau regime that kick started...

The Perfect Summer?

by Laddie Editor on 13th August 2014 in On Barley, Place

We have, so far, had the perfect summer here on Islay. Br...

Islay Barley Farmers visit Bairds Malt

by Laddie Editor on 8th August 2014 in Talking Whisky, On Barley

A group of six  farmers who grow barley for Bruichladdic...

Laddie Launch in Malaysia

by Laddie Editor on 6th August 2014 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

Bruichladdich brand ambassador Murray Campbell was on han...

Pam Hogg Exhibition in Glasgow

by Laddie Editor on 28th July 2014 in Our People

It has been a privilege to support the launch of the Pam ...

Natural Wine marries Natural Whisky

by Laddie Editor on 25th July 2014 in Talking Whisky

The Transeurope Project....

The Laddie Banjo

by Laddie Editor on 16th July 2014 in The Distillery, Our People

A couple of years ago Stephen Duncan, a project engineer ...

Slow and even slower

by Laddie Editor on 2nd July 2014 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

Although the rain is drumming on the distillery roof as w...

Duncan McGillivray Retires

by Laddie Editor on 25th June 2014 in The Distillery, Our People

Bruichladdich General Manager Duncan McGillivray retires ...

Curses. My Personal Terroir.

by Laddie Editor on 18th June 2014 in Our People, The Distillery, Place

At Bruichladdich we have something of a passion for place...

Islay Beach Rugby 2014

by Laddie Editor on 17th June 2014 in Place

Bruichladdich was once again the main sponsor of a small ...

NASA Astronauts visit the Laddieshop

by Laddie Editor on 16th June 2014 in The Distillery

(From Left)Tom Edman, Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock, Jo...

Feis Ile 2014 - Thanks everybody

by Laddie Editor on 4th June 2014

A rather belated thank you is due to the literally thousa...

Then David

by Laddie Editor on 3rd June 2014 in Exploring History, Our People

When Michaelangelo was asked about how he made the statue...

Rob Wainwright rides for Mary's Meals

by Laddie Editor on 31st May 2014

Former Scottish Rugby captain Rob Wainwright is setting o...

Helen Levi Road Trip to New Mexico

by Laddie Editor on 29th May 2014 in The Distillery, Our People

The concept of terroir is being explored by artisanal pro...

The Applecross Boatpull Team

by Laddie Editor on 22nd May 2014 in The Distillery, Place, Our People

Bruichladdich Distillery was delighted to receive a visit...

Iqi Qoror and Black Art in Singapore

by Laddie Editor on 20th May 2014 in Our People, The Distillery

Black Art 4 has inspired some directional new work from t...

Feis Ile 2014 - Octomore Discovery

by Laddie Editor on 9th May 2014 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

The Islay Festival release for 2014 is to be an extraordi...

Distillery Tours 2014 - Welcome!

by Laddie Editor on 1st May 2014

As the summer season gathers pace we are pleased to be we...

The Pixies and Independence

by Laddie Editor on 22nd April 2014 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

Drinks writer and blogger David Driscoll of ...

Jeremy Salvesen

by Laddie Editor on 14th April 2014 in The Distillery, Our People

Many of you will have read about the tragic sudden death ...

Curses! DJ Luca Venezia at The Laddie

by Laddie Editor on 11th April 2014 in Our People, The Distillery

We were visited by Luca Venezia and friends this week who...

Mashing has started again

by Laddie Editor on 10th April 2014 in The Distillery

Everyone at the distillery is delighted that production h...

Easy Crafter

by Laddie Editor on 9th April 2014 in Our People

Think of a motorbike. If you’re not a bike fanatic, and...

Mashtun Rebuild Starts

by Laddie Editor on 2nd April 2014 in The Distillery, Exploring History

A team of engineers from Northern Fabricators in Elgin ar...

Fashion is Flowers is Everything

by Laddie Editor on 26th March 2014

I confess: Until I came across Flora, the culmination of ...

Jim McEwan Inducted into Hall of Fame

by Laddie Editor on 24th March 2014 in Our People, Talking Whisky

Jim McEwan has become the 18th inductee into the Whisky M...

New Warehousing Proposals

by Laddie Editor on 18th March 2014 in The Distillery, Our People

One of the central pillars of "Laddie" philosophy is that...

Laddie sponsorship of INHT

by Laddie Editor on 18th March 2014 in The Distillery, Place

Bruichladdich has agreed to sponsor the Islay Natural His...

The Botanist in Travel Retail

by Laddie Editor on 17th March 2014

A new one litre version of our new white flint glass bott...

Traditional craftsmen

by Laddie Editor on 13th March 2014 in The Distillery, Our People

There are many skilled people involved in keeping this tr...

Kyle Ford and Collectif 1806

by Laddie Editor on 11th March 2014 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery, Our People

We enjoyed the company of a group from the USA known as t...

The Great Tower of Faile: Advertising Art

by Laddie Editor on 10th March 2014

When art is made to convey a message – social or politi...

A new Laddiewaggon for Germany

by Laddie Editor on 26th February 2014 in The Distillery

It will not be long now before the roads of Germany are g...

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

by Laddie Editor on 26th February 2014

Carl Reavey saw the performance at The King's Theatre, Gl...

Congratulations Mary!

by Laddie Editor on 25th February 2014 in Talking Whisky, Our People

Mary McGregor, the manager of The Laddieshop here on Isla...

Visits from Alwynne and Rocky

by Laddie Editor on 24th February 2014 in Our People, Talking Whisky

Warehouse tastings and limited tours of the distillery ar...

Scaffolding

by Laddie Editor on 20th February 2014 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

Maintenance work is continuing at the distillery during t...

The Bruichladdich workforce in 1994

by Laddie Editor on 20th February 2014 in The Distillery, Exploring History

This rather poignant photograph shows Bruichladdich staff...

The Whisser 'Peat Heads' Warehouse Tour

by Laddie Editor on 18th February 2014 in Talking Whisky, On Barley, The Distillery, Our People

Whisser is Danish slang for whisky and the name of an unu...

Picasso, Cezanne and the Cult of the Fixed Personality

by Laddie Editor on 7th February 2014 in Our People

The art world loves personality. It loves personality typ...

Ben's Whisky Blog

by Laddie Editor on 27th January 2014 in Talking Whisky

Ben's Whisky Blog is the work of Ben Cops who is a progra...

The Rainroom: Ode to the Truly Marvellous

by Laddie Editor on 27th January 2014

I know it’s very much last year, but for a piece of exp...

Scotch and Sci-Fi on Scottish Barley and Octomore 6.2

by Laddie Editor on 21st January 2014 in Talking Whisky

We are always delighted to receive reviews from around th...

Allan Logan Whisky Wire Interview

by Laddie Editor on 20th January 2014 in Our People, The Distillery

The latest 'Whisky Insiders Interview' on www.thewhiskywi...

Tales of the Smoke and Peat

by Laddie Editor on 13th January 2014 in Talking Whisky

Vesa Nopanen is a whisky blogger and enthusiast from Iham...

Why Bourbon Barrels?

by Laddie Editor on 10th January 2014 in Talking Whisky, Exploring History

It is over 80 years since the end of Prohibition in the U...

First lambs born at Coull Farm

by Laddie Editor on 4th January 2014 in On Barley, Our People, The Distillery, Place

As the wind howls round the barn and the rain hammers on ...

Our Traditional Mash Tun Matters

by Laddie Editor on 19th December 2013 in The Distillery

The stills have now been silent for a few days as we wind...

The Botanist tops OLN Hot List

by Laddie Editor on 16th December 2013 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin has won another top gin award,...

Last Posting Date for Christmas

by Laddie Editor on 16th December 2013 in The Distillery

Mary, Julie, Raymond and Becky say that the last possible...

The Botanist wins 'Fine Spirit of the Year'

by Laddie Editor on 13th December 2013

We are delighted that The Botanist has been awarded the a...

Alastair McIndeor Retires

by Laddie Editor on 13th December 2013 in Our People

Our gentle giant, Alastair McIndeor, has retired at 70 ye...

Christmas Holiday Opening Times

by Laddie Editor on 29th November 2013 in The Distillery

It's that wonderful time of year again.  We do hope you ...

Running Octomore Spirit

by Laddie Editor on 29th November 2013 in The Distillery

We have now started to run Octomore in the stillhouse....

New Laddie Launches for Global Travel Retail

by Laddie Editor on 29th November 2013 in The Distillery

We are pleased to be able to announce that our new Global...

Attenuation in Distillation and Rock and Roll

by Laddie Editor on 28th November 2013 in The Distillery

Attenuation is a technical term used during the process l...

Our new Valinch - Allan Logan

by Laddie Editor on 27th November 2013 in Talking Whisky

Our new Valinch is a beautiful 21 year old that spent the...

How does heavily “peated” water make unpeated whisky?

by Laddie Editor on 25th November 2013 in On Barley

The water we use for mashing the grist at Bruichladdich i...

Port Charlotte Distillery

by Laddie Editor on 25th November 2013 in Exploring History

Lochindaal Distillery was built at the same time as the v...

Farming and Distilling on the Rhinns of Islay

by Laddie Editor on 8th November 2013 in Exploring History, Place

The Rhinns of Islay is the western peninsula that compris...

Distilling Port Charlotte Spirit

by Laddie Editor on 4th November 2013 in The Distillery

After a long run of unpeated Bruichladdich through the st...

Researching Islay's Barnacle Geese

by Laddie Editor on 30th October 2013 in Place

120 Barnacle geese were captured on Nonday morning on the...

Shooting – “The Masters” for The Daily Telegraph

by Laddie Editor on 17th October 2013 in The Distillery, Our People

Steven Fisher on a video short featuring Master Distiller...

The geese have arrived

by Laddie Editor on 15th October 2013 in Place

The arrival of the huge flocks of wild geese is a real se...

#LaddieTT2

by Laddie Editor on 3rd October 2013 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

We held our second Tweet Tasting on Wednesday October 2nd...

The 14th New Yorker Festival

by Laddie Editor on 3rd October 2013 in Our People, The Distillery

The 14th annual New Yorker Festival – more than fifty e...

Sir Ian and Kathy Botham Visit

by Laddie Editor on 3rd October 2013 in Our People, The Distillery

The legendary English cricketing all-rounder Sir Ian Both...

We Believe Terroir Matters

by Laddie Editor on 30th September 2013 in On Barley

‘We believe terroir matters’ is far more than a brand...

The first single malts from 100% Islay barley

by Laddie Editor on 27th September 2013 in On Barley, Exploring History

As a succession of wonderful Bruichladdich uber-provenanc...

The Angel's Share

by Laddie Editor on 25th September 2013 in Talking Whisky

The Angel's Share is a complicated feature of Scotch whis...

The Mackerel are in

by Laddie Editor on 23rd September 2013 in The Distillery, Place

The natural world serves up some extraordinary bounty - p...

What is peat - and is it sustainable?

by Laddie Editor on 18th September 2013

Peat is formed from vegetable matter that has built up ov...

Why Barley?

by Laddie Editor on 13th September 2013 in Talking Whisky, On Barley

We may be a little obsessed....

Why Scottish Barley? The Romance and the Reality

by Laddie Editor on 13th September 2013 in On Barley

At Bruichladdich, we use 100% Scottish barley.  Always....

Harvesting the Ballinaby barley fields

by Laddie Editor on 11th September 2013 in On Barley, The Distillery

A collection of photographs from the malting barley harve...

Laddie Launch Travel Retail Exclusives

by Laddie Editor on 9th September 2013 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

One of the problems of creating limited release single ma...

Bruichladdich in Singapore

by Laddie Editor on 5th September 2013 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich is enjoying a series of launch events in th...

Jim McEwan on 50% abv

by Laddie Editor on 30th August 2013 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

Our Master Distiller and Production Director Jim McEwan e...

Rockside Farm Barley Harvest

by Laddie Editor on 29th August 2013 in The Distillery, Place

Mark French took a calculated risk back in March this yea...

Barley Straw

by Laddie Editor on 29th August 2013

Andrew Jones of Coull has been helping his neighbour Mark...

#LaddieTT2 Tweet Tasting will be on Oct 2nd

by Laddie Editor on 27th August 2013 in Talking Whisky

We conducted our first Tweet Tasting event with the help ...

Evidence for Scotland's first people?

by Laddie Editor on 26th August 2013 in Place

Professor Steven Mithen of Reading University has been le...

Zachary Briggs on Scotchit

by Laddie Editor on 26th August 2013 in Talking Whisky

Zachary Briggs was one of the prizewinners in our #Laddif...

Bruichladdich on Channel 4 News

by Laddie Editor on 23rd August 2013 in The Distillery

ITN newscaster and Channel 4 News business correspondent ...

London Beach Rugby

by Laddie Editor on 12th August 2013 in The Distillery

The Bruichladdich Bandits were beaten in the final of the...

The Herald newspaper on Summer Whiskies

by Laddie Editor on 12th August 2013 in Talking Whisky

Anthony Reynolds, a drinks writer in "The Herald", one of...

Environmentally friendly silage at Octomore Farm

by Laddie Editor on 5th August 2013 in The Distillery

Getting the silage safely in is always a big day, and now...

So far so very good...

by Laddie Editor on 5th August 2013 in On Barley

So far so very good....

The Clyde Cruising Club Blue Water Trophy

by Laddie Editor on 2nd August 2013 in The Distillery

Thanks to Ken Andrew for sending us this report of a Brui...

A New Laddie Video

by Laddie Editor on 2nd August 2013 in The Distillery, Our People

We are in the middle of a project with Crows Nest Films t...

An Torran is almost dry

by Laddie Editor on 2nd August 2013 in The Distillery

Water is something that excites us almost as much as barl...

Jim McEwan - 50 years in the whisky business

by Laddie Editor on 1st August 2013 in The Distillery, Our People

Fifty years ago today our Master Distiller, Jim McEwan, b...

Jewmalt, red wine gums and sherried goodnessç

by Laddie Editor on 1st August 2013 in Talking Whisky

Two more reviews of Laddie malts that are now sadly only ...

A summer pause

by Laddie Editor on 1st August 2013 in The Distillery

We are now moving into our scheduled summer pause in dist...

Le mariage d'un chef et d'un nez

by Laddie Editor on 10th July 2013 in The Distillery

Bruichladdich whisky has been quoted as one of the inspir...

The Laddie Gaga - from Whiskypedia

by Laddie Editor on 5th July 2013 in Talking Whisky

Here we have an offering from the mighty Whiskeypedia....

Peat? It ain't necessarily so...

by Laddie Editor on 4th July 2013 in Talking Whisky

Angelo at "Malt Mileage" is an Australian blogger who dev...

Was Bruichladdich whisky originally peated?

by Laddie Editor on 28th June 2013 in Exploring History

Was the spirit distilled at Bruichladdich when the brand ...

A Threat to The Peat Project?

by Laddie Editor on 27th June 2013 in Talking Whisky

Is there really a threat to The Peat Project?...

Bere Barley 2006 Whisky - a personal review

by Laddie Editor on 26th June 2013 in Talking Whisky

Our Master Distiller Jim McEwan was as delighted as we we...

The Bruichladdich Water Souces

by Laddie Editor on 26th June 2013 in The Distillery

The water that is so essential to the distillation of Bru...

Whisky, gin and juniper

by Laddie Editor on 24th June 2013 in Exploring History

Uisge beatha is just the Gaelic name for whisky – right...

Charity Whisky Auction for Ethiopia Expedition

by Laddie Editor on 19th June 2013 in The Distillery

Eleven students from Islay High School are to embark on a...

My Annoying Opinions

by Laddie Editor on 19th June 2013 in Talking Whisky

A couple of annoying posts on the subject of the mighty O...

Bruichladdich UK Distribution Ltd is created.

by Laddie Editor on 18th June 2013 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

A new company, Bruichladdich UK Distribution Ltd, is crea...

The malt whisky reviews of Augustus Hare

by Laddie Editor on 13th June 2013 in Talking Whisky

We are delighted to feature reviews of two very different...

Islay Beach Rugby 2013

by Laddie Editor on 11th June 2013 in The Distillery

The 10th staging of the unique Islay Beach Rugby tourname...

Why Bruichladdich makes a lot of different whiskies

by Laddie Editor on 5th June 2013 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

We have released quite a number of different expressions ...

Battle of Britain aces enjoy a top dram

by Laddie Editor on 3rd June 2013 in Exploring History, The Distillery

Three veterans of The Battle of Britain attended a signin...

Music in the Laddieshop

by Laddie Editor on 31st May 2013 in The Distillery

What a week this has been....

Three Valinch bottlings - The Malt Impostor

by Laddie Editor on 30th May 2013 in Talking Whisky

A review of a trio of our Valinch bottlings by The Malt I...

Jewmalt, the Sex Pistols and Dead Muskrat

by Laddie Editor on 28th May 2013 in Talking Whisky

We appreciate entertaining writing much as we appreciate ...

Disruption. Independence. Challenging Convention.

by Laddie Editor on 28th May 2013 in The Distillery

Those who voiced concerns about the Bruichladdich ethos b...

The Laddie Open Day, Feis Ile 2013 - Ansgar and Thomas Speller

by Laddie Editor on 27th May 2013 in The Distillery

It was a truly great day yesterday - and for the thirteen...

Sowing Octomore Barley

by Laddie Editor on 24th May 2013 in On Barley, The Distillery

The malting barley seed was finally sown at Octomore Farm...

New York Loves Whisky - The Laddie Ten

by Laddie Editor on 23rd May 2013 in Talking Whisky

Kevin Chang writes a review of The Laddie Ten on a relati...

Bruichladdich wins two Gold Awards at the ISW

by Laddie Editor on 23rd May 2013 in Talking Whisky

We are delighted to be able to announce that we have bee...

The Rockside Farm Barley Crop

by Laddie Editor on 22nd May 2013 in On Barley, The Distillery

Rockside is a big farm near the west coast of the Rhinns ...

The Laddie Open Day, Islay Festival/ Feis Ile 2013

by Laddie Editor on 21st May 2013 in The Distillery

We are all looking forward to The Laddie Open Day 2013. ...

Dramstats - Islay Barley 2006

by Laddie Editor on 21st May 2013 in Talking Whisky

Dramstats Review: Bruichladdich Islay Barley ...

Local Pride - The Buffalo Whiskey Guild

by Laddie Editor on 21st May 2013 in Talking Whisky

One of the great pleasures associated with being a small ...

World Whisky Day - The Laddie goes #laddify

by Laddie Editor on 14th May 2013

TWEET US YOUR FAVOURITE SONGS (#laddify) FOR WORLD WHISKY...

Review of Sherry Classic by Denis Routhier

by Laddie Editor on 13th May 2013 in Talking Whisky

The moral of this review from Denis Routhier is - always ...

The 40th anniversary of Spirit Still #1

by Laddie Editor on 10th May 2013 in The Distillery

Colin Tocher, who now works at Bruichladdich in the Harve...

Independent Whisky Bottler Murray McDavid is sold to Aceo Ltd

by Laddie Editor on 8th May 2013

Murray McDavid, the independent bottler of single malt Sc...

Bere Barley 2006 - Whiskydude on Instagram

by Laddie Editor on 30th April 2013 in Talking Whisky

Another look at one of our uber-provenance Barley release...

Islay Barley 2006 Review by Whiskydude

by Laddie Editor on 25th April 2013 in Talking Whisky

Our Islay Barley 2006 bottling seems to have tickled our ...

Working with 'Crows Nest Films'

by Laddie Editor on 23rd April 2013 in The Distillery

It has been an enjoyable and productive week working with...

Bruichladdich wins two 'Drammies' - Thank you!

by Laddie Editor on 23rd April 2013 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

We are delighted to have won no fewer than two of the cov...

Lycee Jules-Ferry

by Laddie Editor on 18th April 2013 in The Distillery, Our People

We were delighted to host students from the 'Lycée Jules...

David MacBrayne Freighters

by Laddie Editor on 12th April 2013 in The Distillery, Exploring History, Our People

Television production company MacTV visited Bruichladdich...

Bere Barley planted early on Orkney

by Laddie Editor on 9th April 2013 in On Barley, The Distillery

Many thanks to Dr....

Sowing malting barley at Rockside Farm

by Laddie Editor on 8th April 2013 in The Distillery, On Barley

Mark French of Rockside Farm is pictured sowing a variety...

Folk Destille Jena

by Laddie Editor on 5th April 2013 in The Distillery

Brightening our day at the distillery today was Ralf Morg...

Welcome to the Harvey Family

by Laddie Editor on 5th April 2013 in The Distillery

We were delighted to welcome Robin Harvey and his extende...

The 2012 Barley Harvest

by Laddie Editor on 3rd April 2013 in The Distillery

We enjoyed our best barley harvest ever here on Islay in ...

Research into maturation of single malt whisky continues at Bruichladdich

by Laddie Editor on 28th March 2013 in The Distillery

Otto Hermelin, Associate Professor in the Department of G...

Warehouse Sixteen

by Laddie Editor on 13th March 2013 in The Distillery

Production of spirit for single malt whisky at Bruichladd...

A very dry month on Islay

by Laddie Editor on 12th March 2013 in The Distillery

Very little rain has fallen on Islay for quite a while. ...

Malt Whisky and Place

by Laddie Editor on 21st January 2013 in The Distillery

Andrew Jefford, the well known journalist and drinks indu...

Peat Smoke and Spirit

by Laddie Editor on 15th January 2013 in Talking Whisky, Place

Andrew Jefford's book 'Peat Smoke and Spirit' is the most...

A Research Project into Whisky Maturation

by Laddie Editor on 8th December 2012 in Talking Whisky

Otto Hermelin is Associate Professor in the Department of...

Win a four day whisky tasting tour of Islay

by Laddie Editor on 30th November 2012

We are very please to be able to offer this special whisk...

Christmas & Hogmanay Opening Times 2012

by Laddie Editor on 29th November 2012 in The Distillery

Distillery Shop Christmas Opening Times 24th December: op...

The Cuvees

by Laddie Editor on 20th November 2012 in Talking Whisky

The Bruichladdich Cuvee Series is a core expression of ou...

Octomore 4.2 Comus wins UK packaging award

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2012 in Talking Whisky

Octomore 4.2 Comus has been awarded Metal Pack of th...

Auctions for Ciara - Whisky, rugby, the weird and wonderful

by Laddie Editor on 15th November 2012

In addition to The Ciara Collection, we are holdi...

The Ciara Collection - A Unique Charity Islay Whisky Auction

by Laddie Editor on 14th November 2012 in The Distillery

< FOR CURRENT WINNING BID SEE LATEST COMMENT BELOW >...

The Ciara Caskie Allan Appeal

by Laddie Editor on 9th November 2012 in The Distillery

Ciara Caskie Allan is a very brave eleven year old girl w...

Epic Journeys: Bere Barley 2006

by Laddie Editor on 7th November 2012

Our Bere Barley 2006 release is pure Bruichladdich. Vikin...

Mark Reynier leaves Bruichladdich and hands the baton on

by Laddie Editor on 30th October 2012

Mark Reynier, the former CEO of Bruichladdich Distillery,...

Bruichladdich release a whisky distilled from ancient Viking grain

by Laddie Editor on 18th October 2012 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay have once again pushed ...

Landmarks

by Laddie Editor on 12th October 2012

This has been an extraordinary year for Bruichladdich.  ...

What is going on in Aruba?

by Laddie Editor on 9th October 2012 in Talking Whisky

Aruba is an island lying at the southern tip of the Carib...

Octomore 5.1/ 169: Outrageous Numbers

by Laddie Editor on 2nd October 2012

Cube, prime, square. Image, object, audio. You decide....

The Laddie 16 Instagram Competition

by Laddie Editor on 12th September 2012

We are giving away a bottle of The Laddie Sixteen to give...

What kind of oak is used in our whisky casks?

by Laddie Editor on 5th September 2012 in Talking Whisky

There are two main types of oak used for the maturation o...

Bruichladdich appoints SouthTrade International in Australia

by Laddie Editor on 16th August 2012

Bruichladdich Distillery has appointed SouthTrade Interna...

What are the sizes of whisky casks we use?

by Laddie Editor on 15th August 2012 in Talking Whisky

If you have ever visited Bruichladdich Distillery one of ...

Octomore Comus wins Design Award

by Laddie Editor on 6th August 2012 in Talking Whisky

We are proud to announce that Octomore Comus, Jim McEwan'...

Silage - A Big Day at Octomore Farm

by Laddie Editor on 3rd August 2012 in The Distillery

The silage crop is absolutely vital at Octomore Farm.  T...

The Best Laid Plans

by Laddie Editor on 25th July 2012

The deal has been signed for Rémy to buy Bruichladdich f...

Bruichladdich and Rémy Cointreau Reach Agreement

by Laddie Editor on 23rd July 2012 in The Distillery

Paris July 23rd, 2012...

Port Charlotte - The Peat Project

by Laddie Editor on 16th July 2012 in Talking Whisky

No one knows what the original Bruichladdich of 1881 actu...

The History of Bruichladdich Distillery

by Laddie Editor on 16th July 2012 in The Distillery, Exploring History

William Harvey and Bruichladdich...

White Elephant

by Laddie Editor on 13th July 2012 in The Distillery, Exploring History

Letter from William Harvey to a sister "Poll":22/5/16...

Whisky Terroir: Ultimate Provenance from Bruichladdich's Islay Barley Series - Dunlossit 2006

by Laddie Editor on 9th July 2012 in Talking Whisky

The latest edition of Bruichladdich's Islay Barley Series...

Friday 13th Black Art Competition

by Laddie Editor on 6th July 2012

Black Art.  A new competition for July. Competition clo...

Bruichladdich and The Angels' Share

by Laddie Editor on 3rd July 2012 in The Distillery

Ken Loach visited Bruichladdich on 27th January while loc...

Mythical Malt Mill whisky and the Angels' Share

by Laddie Editor on 3rd July 2012 in Talking Whisky, Exploring History

The Angels' Share, a Scottish film directed by that grea...

Flitboats, Puffers and Horse and Cart

by Laddie Editor on 25th June 2012 in On Barley, Exploring History

This picture shows men unloading sacks of barley destined...

Meet Harvey Fry, whisky, and whiskey, connoisseur extraordinaire, Washington DC

by Laddie Editor on 23rd June 2012 in Our People, The Distillery

David Ferguson is over in the USA at the moment and has b...

Bruichladdich Distillery awarded Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, 2012

by Laddie Editor on 22nd June 2012 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

The Laddie team at Bruichladdich Distillery are very prou...

Is There An E in Whisky?

by Laddie Editor on 19th June 2012 in Talking Whisky, Exploring History

Three times no. At least as far as Bruichladdich is conce...

Bruichladdich Bere - Cardiac Arrestor

by Laddie Editor on 12th June 2012 in Talking Whisky, On Barley

Researchers are to test a theory that ancient cereal vari...

Win a bottle of Nostalgia XX single malt whisky

by Laddie Editor on 11th June 2012 in The Distillery

Time for anotherof our completely unfaircompetitions. Wi...

Kilchoman Win Beach Rugby 2012

by Laddie Editor on 9th June 2012 in The Distillery

Kilchoman were the worthy winners of the 2012 Islay Beach...

Whisky jobs galore?

by Laddie Editor on 8th June 2012 in Talking Whisky

It is always encouraging to see investment going in to th...

Islay Beach Rugby 2012

by Laddie Editor on 7th June 2012 in The Distillery

Islay Beach Rugby tournament, takes place on Saturday 9t...

Harvest at Octomore Farm

by Laddie Editor on 6th June 2012 in Exploring History, Place

This picture shows fields at Octomore Farm during the ha...

Tuscania and Otranto - Tragedy at the Lochindaal Distillery

by Laddie Editor on 3rd June 2012 in Place, Exploring History

This picture is one of the best we have of the old Loch I...

Bruichladdich's Day in the Sun - Feis Ile 2012

by Laddie Editor on 29th May 2012 in The Distillery, Place

The Ilich, the people of this island, are a superstiti...

Bruichladdich Hits Duty Free, August 2012

by Laddie Editor on 25th May 2012 in The Distillery

From August 2012 Bruichladdich whisky will now be availab...

Age Matters?

by Laddie Editor on 21st May 2012 in Talking Whisky

The June edition of Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, an infl...

Can you tell the difference between barley varieties?

by Laddie Editor on 18th May 2012 in On Barley

Straight from the still, at zero age, even in this nascen...

Why use organic barley?

by Laddie Editor on 17th May 2012 in On Barley

We have a passionate belief in barley – the raw materia...

Does Bruichladdich malt its own barley?

by Laddie Editor on 15th May 2012 in The Distillery, On Barley

Bruichladdich, in keeping with 99.5% of distilleries, has...

Diageo Brew(dog)haha

by Laddie Editor on 10th May 2012

Who would have thought Diageo dirty tricks?...

Why use so many botanicals in The Botanist gin? Surely some of them get lost?

by Laddie Editor on 10th May 2012

There are no rules or conventions governing the number of...

Octomore Comus - One of life's beautiful things

by Laddie Editor on 10th May 2012 in Talking Whisky

"The world can be beautiful and have gorgeous things in i...

Where did the idea for Octomore whisky originate?

by Laddie Editor on 9th May 2012 in Talking Whisky, On Barley

It was always our original intention to distil three diff...

Octomore 4.2 Comus - Jekyll & Hyde Bewitch The Coopered Tot

by Laddie Editor on 7th May 2012 in Talking Whisky

Jekyll & Hyde - "Comus goes new places & stretche...

Stand Still Laddie!

by Laddie Editor on 3rd May 2012 in The Distillery

The French have a problem with Bruichladdich. To be more ...

Redder Still Review - All Things Whisky

by Laddie Editor on 2nd May 2012 in Talking Whisky

"Some of these innovations have bordered on genius......

The Octomore Story

by Laddie Editor on 30th April 2012 in The Distillery, Exploring History, Place

In a wood in Bridgend, tucked away off the road, there is...

A CAPRICIOUS COLOUR CONUNDRUM - What is the Laddie aqua?

by Laddie Editor on 30th April 2012 in The Distillery

Many comment on our vivid and vibrant blue/green colour (...

Local rugby champions celebrate with a Champion Dram

by Laddie Editor on 28th April 2012 in The Distillery

In the 49th year of the club's existence, local rugby clu...

The Laddie Ten wins 3 gold stars

by Laddie Editor on 27th April 2012 in Talking Whisky

"We warmly congratulate you for your achievement....

Preparing fields for Bruichladdich barley crop, Islay 2012

by Laddie Editor on 26th April 2012 in On Barley, The Distillery, Place

The 2012 ploughing has now largely been completed by the ...

Top Marques in Monte Carlo

by Laddie Editor on 25th April 2012 in The Distillery

The Laddie and Botanist gin were a great success at the T...

Octomore 2 - Imagine everything that smells nice -whisky connosr

by Laddie Editor on 25th April 2012 in Talking Whisky

Imagine everything that smells nice, absolutely everythin...

Best New Whisky of 2012

by Laddie Editor on 24th April 2012 in Talking Whisky

The Laddie 10 has won the best new whisky of 2012 at the ...

Bruichladdich - The Punk Islay

by Laddie Editor on 24th April 2012 in The Distillery

Bruichladdich – the band! — Man, this is an easy one ...

Say hello to Big Daddy

by Laddie Editor on 20th April 2012 in Talking Whisky

Big Daddy, our 4.5 litre Laddie Classic is now available ...

Where do you get the casks for your whisky from?

by Laddie Editor on 16th April 2012 in Talking Whisky

Our casks come from a number of locations including Ameri...

Port Charlotte c.1890

by Laddie Editor on 4th April 2012 in Place, Exploring History

Some great photographs of Port Charlotte village and dist...

Is Older Whisky Better Whisky?

by Laddie Editor on 4th April 2012 in Talking Whisky

Does whisky taste better the older it is? According to a ...

Valinch Bottlings

by Laddie Editor on 4th April 2012 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

These are the DIY bottlings available exclusively to visi...

Big In Japan

by Laddie Editor on 2nd April 2012 in The Distillery

A great BOTANIST experience had by Erika, our girl in Jap...

Blandola Malt - Take 2

by Laddie Editor on 30th March 2012 in Talking Whisky

At the recent World Whisky Conference Diageo's Nick Morga...

Black Art 3

by Laddie Editor on 29th March 2012 in Talking Whisky

The latest bottling of the infamous Bruichladdich {produc...

Delivering a Dramatic Message

by Laddie Editor on 29th March 2012 in The Distillery

Our latest delivery for the bottling hall came from a dra...

Selectism.com Black Art 2 Review

by Laddie Editor on 27th March 2012 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich Blac...

What makes The Botanist an Islay Dry Gin?

by Laddie Editor on 13th March 2012

The Botanist owes its name thanks to thirty one botanical...

thehoochlife.com - Botanist Review

by Laddie Editor on 12th March 2012

"The Botanist... one of the island's top Scotch whisky di...

LivingroomWhisky.com - Octomore 4.1 Review

by Laddie Editor on 12th March 2012 in Talking Whisky

"How we love Bruichladdich, their fiery independence, the...

What does Bruichladdich Mean?

by Laddie Editor on 6th March 2012 in The Distillery, Place, Exploring History

Most Hebridean place names are derived from either the Ga...

How to Pronounce Bruichladdich?

by Laddie Editor on 6th March 2012 in The Distillery

Bruichladdich is one of the fifty most unpronounceable na...

Craig Matthews

by Laddie Editor on 6th March 2012 in The Distillery, Our People

Craig Matthews died suddenly and unexpectedly at home on ...

QR Codes

by Laddie Editor on 29th February 2012 in The Distillery

We are now adding QR codes to our tins to help consumers ...

Geology of Islay

by Laddie Editor on 29th February 2012 in Exploring History, Talking Whisky

Whisky on the Rocks, published by the British Geological ...

What Are The Whisky Regions?

by Laddie Editor on 28th February 2012 in Talking Whisky

The original whisky regions are Highland, Lowland, Cambel...

The Scotchlife Laddie Classic Review

by Laddie Editor on 27th February 2012 in Talking Whisky

“So the marketing department is a having a hard time ex...

Grapelines.com - Laddie 10 Review

by Laddie Editor on 15th February 2012 in Talking Whisky

A succinct, well thought introduction to bruichladdich: I...

BE OUR VALENTINE

by Laddie Editor on 14th February 2012 in Talking Whisky

This seen on http://stegoscope.tumblr.com/ recently... No...

Octomore 4.2 Comus

by Laddie Editor on 13th February 2012 in Talking Whisky

And, in thick shelter of black shades imbowered, Excels ...

What does Scotland get out of Scotch?

by Laddie Editor on 13th February 2012 in Talking Whisky

What does Scotland get out of Scotch? No one really wants...

Clusterf%!k - why are there so many Bruichladdich whiskies?

by Laddie Editor on 9th February 2012 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

Some people will always find the wide array of Bruichladd...

Peat ≠ Islay - Can you have an unpeated Islay Whisky?

by Laddie Editor on 9th February 2012 in Talking Whisky, Place

It's a common perception, particularly among new whisky d...

Rocks Single Malt Review - Coopered Tot

by Laddie Editor on 8th February 2012 in Talking Whisky

"A young vigorous Islay with a huge flavor profile but al...

Laddie TV

by Laddie Editor on 30th January 2012 in The Distillery

Bruichladdich now has a TV channel on Youtube....

What is Biodynamic Whisky?

by Laddie Editor on 23rd January 2012 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich distilled the world’s first ever whisky f...

Real Sherry Casks

by Laddie Editor on 20th January 2012 in Talking Whisky

In 1927 the connoisseur George Saintsbury lamented that: ...

What is the difference between The Classic and The Laddie 10?

by Laddie Editor on 18th January 2012 in Talking Whisky

The Classic and Laddie 10 are packaged similarly, in the ...

Right Time Right Place

by Laddie Editor on 17th January 2012

Bruichladdich have been distilling a whisky that from an ...

What are the Botanicals in The Botanist Gin?

by Laddie Editor on 17th January 2012

Botanicals are the very essence of gin; its raison d'etre...

Grand Vin

by Laddie Editor on 13th January 2012 in Talking Whisky

Next time you are in a wine shop, take a stroll around th...

Does Terroir Exist for Whisky? Bella Logan's Bottom

by Laddie Editor on 13th January 2012 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich use barley from up to 28 farms....

Stormy Weather

by Laddie Editor on 10th January 2012 in Place

2011, the storm year....

Whatever happened to Links, Infinity, Waves and Peat?

by Laddie Editor on 3rd January 2012 in Talking Whisky

Links, Infinity, Waves and Peat bottlings are being phase...

2011 Condensed

by Laddie Editor on 16th December 2011

We have come to the end of the 2011 distilling season, w...

THE NAME’S BOTANIST

by Laddie Editor on 14th December 2011

We can all now enjoy the very finest BOTANIST Gin Martini...

The True Spirit of Scotland

by Laddie Editor on 8th December 2011

BBC1 broadcast a documentary entitled "The True Spirit of...

Laddie 10 Wins Democratic Vote

by Laddie Editor on 5th December 2011 in Talking Whisky

Whisky awards are as democratically chosen as an Italian ...

M6 - Bunnahabhain 40 year old single malt whisky, private cask

by Laddie Editor on 22nd November 2011

Thomas Ewers from www.malts-of-scotland.com has generousl...

M8 - Laddie Dinner for Two at The Artisan

by Laddie Editor on 22nd November 2011

Derek Mather and his Artisan restaurant in Wishaw, just o...

M7 - Tour of Bruichladdich barley fields with local farmer Mark French

by Laddie Editor on 22nd November 2011

Mark and Rohaise French grow barley here on Islay up at R...

M5 - Very Old Ardbeg 30 Aged Years Single Malt Whisky

by Laddie Editor on 21st November 2011

François-Xavier Dugas, from our French distributor Dugas...

BOTANIST HITS BURY ST EDMUNDS!

by Laddie Editor on 20th November 2011

Word of our prize-winning Botanist Gin is traveling fast....

Whisky Waste - Energy Institute Environment Award 2011

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich Distillery are proud winners of The Energy ...

BL4 - Jim McEwan's Festival Umbrella

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

This lot holds mystic charm. We are proud (and a little b...

BL5 - Duncan McGillivray's Boilersuit

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

We are very pleased (although Duncan less so) to be able ...

BL6 - Laddie Classic Canvas Banner

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

This is a rare promotional Laddie Classic Canvas banner ...

BL7 - X4 Futures Bottle 1244

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

This is a very limited edition bottling of X4 Futures, qu...

BL8 - Genuine Islay Peat Brick

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

This is the real deal.  An Islay peat brick, guaranteed ...

BL9 - PC10 Proof Plate

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

This lot comprises a PC10 Proof Plate - the original fla...

BL10 - Bruichladdich Distillery Golden Wrench

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

We managed to prise this out of Budgie's grasp, all for a...

BL11 - Bruichladdich Whisky Academy Overalls

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

This lot consists of a set of Bruichladdich Whisky Acade...

BL12 - Pagos Viejos 2002 - Artadi Vintage Spanish wine

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

Our CEO Simon Coughlin, an ex wine merchant himself, has ...

BL13 - Port Charlotte 10 Year Old Private Single Cask

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

We are very lucky to have this 2001 Port Charlotte, 10 ye...

BL14 - Jim McEwan's teacup and saucer

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

Now this really is a very special lot. A chance to own Ji...

BL15 - Nostalgia Barolo Festival Bottling Ltd Edition

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

This lot comprises "Nostalgia" the Bruichladdich Limited ...

BL16 - Islay Festival 2012 Crew T-Shirt

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

A rare chance to bid on two a very limited edition "crew"...

BL17 - Jim McEwan's jacket

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

We have managed to snaffle Jim McEwan's high vis jacket ...

BL18 - Bruichladdich cask end

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

This lot comprises a 2012 painted Bruichladdich aqua cas...

BL19 - Afternoon tea with Duncan McGillivray

by Laddie Editor on 18th November 2011

An afternoon to remember - while away the hours with our ...

RC2 - Signed Scotland Rugby Ball

by Laddie Editor on 17th November 2011

This lot comprises a "Scotland" Rugby Ball, signed by the...

RC3 - Ciara's Rugby Ball

by Laddie Editor on 17th November 2011

Ciara's Rugby Ball - passed around the island for "Hands ...

RC4 Signed Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

by Laddie Editor on 17th November 2011

This lot comprises a classic Laphroaig 10 Year Old single...

RC5 - Signed All Blacks Photo - Dan Carter

by Laddie Editor on 17th November 2011

This lot comprises a signed photo of the All Blacks rugby...

RC6 - Signed All Blacks Photo - Current Squad

by Laddie Editor on 17th November 2011

This lot comprises a signed photo of the All Blacks rugby...

M1 - Jura 30 Year Old. Very Last Bottle

by Laddie Editor on 17th November 2011

This lot comprises one bottle of Jura 30 year old single ...

M2 - Meal for 2 at White Hart Hotel, Islay

by Laddie Editor on 17th November 2011

The White Hart Hotel in Port Ellen on Islay have donate t...

M3 - Celebration Cake by Donna Sutherland

by Laddie Editor on 17th November 2011

This lot comprises a special celebration cake baked speci...

M4 - Round of Golf for 2 at Machrie – Islay Golf Club

by Laddie Editor on 17th November 2011

Our friends at The Machrie, Islay's golf course, have don...

BL3 - Duncan McGillivray framed portrait, signed

by Laddie Editor on 17th November 2011

Duncan McGillivray - Framed portrait in the barley fields...

BL20 - Ranislay Aged 16 Years Private Bottling

by Laddie Editor on 16th November 2011

Ranislay Aged 16 Years – Private Cask Bottling (Philip ...

RC1 - Signed Scotland Rugby World Cup Shirt

by Laddie Editor on 16th November 2011

2011 – Scotland World Cup Top – signed by current Sco...

BL2 - Ciara's Big Journey

by Laddie Editor on 15th November 2011

This is a one-off bottling of organic single malt whisky,...

Scotch - What's in it for Scotland?

by Laddie Editor on 8th November 2011 in Talking Whisky

What does Scotland actually make out of whisky?  It can ...

Whisky & Water

by Laddie Editor on 1st November 2011 in Talking Whisky

Winston Churchill's detractors accuse him of having been ...

The Scots & Renegade Rum

by Laddie Editor on 1st November 2011 in Exploring History

Two rums on offer are from distilleries that were origina...

Drink Old Whisky to Stay Sane

by Laddie Editor on 1st November 2011 in Talking Whisky

According to a team of Japanese scientists, led by K. Kog...

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, FOREVER!

by Laddie Editor on 28th October 2011

We are very proud to announce that Bruichladdich’s icon...

Rainfall

by Laddie Editor on 24th October 2011 in Place

Inveraray, just 30 miles due east of Islay, has 80 inches...

How Whisky Journalism Works No.43

by Laddie Editor on 14th October 2011 in Talking Whisky

Spirit Business is a trade magazine funded by subscriptio...

Bruichladdich's Guide to Chill-Filtration

by Laddie Editor on 3rd October 2011 in Talking Whisky

Chill-filtration is an industrial process designed primar...

The First of the New

by Laddie Editor on 30th September 2011 in Talking Whisky

The very first whisky produced from Islay grown barley in...

REVIEW FROM CASKSTRENGTH.BLOGSPOT.COM: MADMEN AND LADDIE TEN!

by Laddie Editor on 23rd September 2011 in Talking Whisky

"As we move seamlessly into Autumn, we're feeling increas...

The 10 Year Struggle

by Laddie Editor on 16th September 2011 in The Distillery

The Islay distillery of Bruichladdich celebrates its comi...

Wine Casks - Is French Oak Relevant?

by Laddie Editor on 14th September 2011 in Talking Whisky

There are some whisky fans who object to the use of wine ...

“Tis der Trrooote!”

by Laddie Editor on 13th September 2011 in Our People, The Distillery

Many visitors to Bruichladdich will have made the  acqu...

A Brace of Exclusive Bottlings

by Laddie Editor on 11th September 2011 in Talking Whisky

One is '{product_id=116}Ancien Regime{/product_id=116}', ...

Chairman’s Speech on the occasion of the launch of the Laddie 10

by Laddie Editor on 10th September 2011 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

Thank you for coming to our little celebration....

THE NEW BRUICHLADDICH WEBSITE LAUNCHES [FINALLY].

by Laddie Editor on 9th September 2011 in The Distillery

Well, at least if you’re reading this it has done!...

How to enjoy Bruichladdich Single Malt Whisky?

by Laddie Editor on 9th September 2011 in Talking Whisky

How do we recommend enjoying our Bruichladdich single mal...

the landmark laddie ten-year-old launches online.

by Laddie Editor on 9th September 2011 in Talking Whisky

Today, September 9th, is a big day for Bruichladdich....

OCTOMORE/4 LAUNCHED.

by Laddie Editor on 7th September 2011 in Talking Whisky

The latest benchmark in the now legendary Octomore is her...

BRUICHLADDICH “THE ORGANIC” Whisky WINS PRESTIGIOUS ULTIMATE TASTE AWARD

by Laddie Editor on 7th September 2011 in Talking Whisky

ddich’s THE ORGANIC, has been awarded Exceptional statu...

The Bruichladdich Name

by Laddie Editor on 6th September 2011 in The Distillery, Exploring History

Bruichladdich is one of the fifty most unpronounceable na...

Islay Gin

by Laddie Editor on 1st July 2011 in The Distillery, Place

Scottish Islands Explorer Magazine, July/August 2011:...

Does it matter where whisky is matured?

by Laddie Editor on 31st March 2011 in Talking Whisky, Place

Bruichladdich is the most exposed distillery in Scotland....

Islay - Warmest Place in UK

by Laddie Editor on 31st March 2011 in Place

As many visitors to Islay are surprised to discover, ther...

Why Islay?

by Laddie Editor on 15th March 2011 in Place, Exploring History

Islay is one of the four original whisky "regions"....

Octomore 2.2 Review - All Things Whisky

by Laddie Editor on 18th August 2010 in Talking Whisky

"This is like being slapped in the mouth with chain mail....

Definition of Scotch Whisky

by Laddie Editor on 18th March 2010 in Talking Whisky

The Scotch Whisky Act 1988 and The Scotch Whisky Order 19...

Chief Whip

by Laddie Editor on 9th December 2009

The BBC’s 'House of Cards' is the perfect political thr...

Dear Editor

by Laddie Editor on 24th November 2009

Dear Editor,...

What are the New Whisky Categories

by Laddie Editor on 11th November 2009 in Talking Whisky

The Scotch Whisky Association have redefined the new whis...

Child's Play

by Laddie Editor on 8th January 2009 in Exploring History

The Vikings were a tough bunch, both at work and at leisu...

Islay Pata Negra

by Laddie Editor on 8th January 2009 in Exploring History

To get Pata Negra one needs to go to South-Western Spain....

Perilous Whisky

by Laddie Editor on 18th December 2008 in Talking Whisky

"…the first taste affects all the members of the body: ...

£100 a Second?

by Laddie Editor on 1st December 2008

The chairman of the Scotch Whisky Association, the CEO of...

Original Booze Cruise

by Laddie Editor on 13th November 2008 in Exploring History

The word booze originates from Africa's earliest black ci...

Orgasmic Whisky - PC6 Port Charlotte Single Malt

by Laddie Editor on 11th November 2008 in Talking Whisky

From Jim Murray's  Whisky Bible 2009, the tasting note f...

2008 Enterprise Award

by Laddie Editor on 30th October 2008 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

Bruichladdich Distillery has won the Enterprise 250 Award...

Wine Casks - Does French oak have a future?

by Laddie Editor on 27th October 2008 in Talking Whisky

Wine casks is one area that provokes an  extraordinary p...

French oak

by Laddie Editor on 15th October 2008 in Talking Whisky

Our journey is an exploration, with no hard and fast rule...

Cockleshell Hero

by Laddie Editor on 25th September 2008 in Exploring History, Our People

Lord Astor's hunting lodge, at the head of West Loch Tarb...

Puffers

by Laddie Editor on 18th September 2008 in Exploring History

A puffer was the lifeline of island communities; a shallo...

The First Cask we ever filled was for Ruari

by Laddie Editor on 19th April 2008

He was born the same day we bought the distillery, and as...

Rocks Single Malt - Superior Taste Award, 2008

by Laddie Editor on 19th April 2008 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich Rocks single malt whisky awarded Superior T...

18 Year Old Whisky - Superior Taste Awards, 2008

by Laddie Editor on 19th April 2008 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich 18 Year Old awarded Superior Taste Award wi...

Blanded Malt Poll

by Laddie Editor on 18th April 2008 in Talking Whisky

Harpers - the wine and spirit gazette for the drinks indu...

Vatted Malt

by Laddie Editor on 15th April 2008 in Talking Whisky

The SWA are determined to force The Blanded Malt category...

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

by Laddie Editor on 4th April 2008 in The Distillery

Those immortal words were written by Robert Lewis Stevens...

Draft Whisky Regulations 2008

by Laddie Editor on 4th April 2008 in Talking Whisky

The er... draft Scotch Whisky Regulations 2008 have been ...

Plastic Barrels 2

by Laddie Editor on 3rd April 2008 in Talking Whisky

Some folk seem to think that the plastic barrels story wa...

SWA Mandate

by Laddie Editor on 2nd April 2008 in Talking Whisky

SWA membership is 54 companies....

SWA Double Speak

by Laddie Editor on 2nd April 2008

It's more like the Mugabe's press department everyday....

Blandola SWA

by Laddie Editor on 31st March 2008

The Scotland on Sunday newspaper published an article by ...

Inuit Whisky Advice

by Laddie Editor on 25th March 2008 in Talking Whisky

We received the following important advice from Michael K...

Clear as Mud

by Laddie Editor on 25th March 2008 in Talking Whisky

The SWA’s spokesman Campbell Evans is a decent chap, bu...

Whisky Industry 2010 to 2030

by Laddie Editor on 19th March 2008 in Talking Whisky

This tongue-in-cheek parody is a theoretical extrapolatio...

Euros Preferred to Scots Cash

by Laddie Editor on 27th February 2008

Euros are more readily accepted in England than Scottish ...

Distiller of the Year 2007

by Laddie Editor on 20th February 2008 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

We are pleased, and just a tad proud, to have been awarde...

Valentine's Spirit

by Laddie Editor on 15th February 2008 in On Barley

The 2007 harvest in general has produced better results i...

Islay History - 1881

by Laddie Editor on 7th February 2008 in Place, Exploring History

This article from the Oban Times, November 1881 announces...

The Islay Peat Sponge

by Laddie Editor on 1st February 2008 in Place

Islay is a large rock with a huge peat sponge on top....

The Oldest Scottish Distiller

by Laddie Editor on 19th December 2007 in Talking Whisky, Exploring History

A new search has been launched to find Scotland’s oldes...

Pioneer of the Year 2007, (Malt) Whisky Advocate

by Laddie Editor on 31st October 2007 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

In an award ceremony last night in New York, we were awar...

Appellation Controllée Scotched

by Laddie Editor on 10th October 2007

New anti-counterfeiting laws sought by the Scotch Whisky ...

SWA Seek New Whisky Law

by Laddie Editor on 8th October 2007 in Talking Whisky

A new whisky law is being sought by the SWA to supersede ...

Squat - Lobsters and Casks

by Laddie Editor on 28th August 2007 in Talking Whisky

You’ll have heard of barrels, butts, hogsheads and pipe...

12 Year Old Whisky - Superior Taste Award, 2007

by Laddie Editor on 1st June 2007 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich 12 Year Old single malt whisky awarded Supe...

Does Bruichladdich Use Colouring In Its Whisky?

by Laddie Editor on 1st May 2007 in Talking Whisky

The answer is an emphatic No....

Horses for Courses

by Laddie Editor on 31st January 2007 in Talking Whisky

Reviews - and reviewers - are notoriously fickle. Fortuna...

Infinity - Single Starlet Award 2005, Malt Maniacs

by Laddie Editor on 15th May 2005 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich Infinity single malt whisky has been awarde...

Bruichladdich Distillery wins Queen's Award for Enterprise, 2005

by Laddie Editor on 21st April 2005 in Talking Whisky

Bruichalddich Distillery has received the prestigious Que...

Jim McEwan, Personality of the Year 2004 - Whisky Magazine

by Laddie Editor on 5th March 2004 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery, Our People

Jim McEwan was honoured with the title ‘Personality of ...

Innovator of the Year - Whisky Magazine, 2004

by Laddie Editor on 5th March 2004 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

The Whisky Icon Awards held on Friday 5th March 2004, vot...

Distillery of the Year 2003 - Malt Advocate

by Laddie Editor on 13th May 2003 in Talking Whisky

"If a whisky distillery was owned by whisky enthusiasts, ...

Bruichladdich 1970 - Import Malt of the Year, 2003

by Laddie Editor on 23rd April 2003 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich 1970 single malt whisky has been awarded "I...

Jim McEwan, Distiller of the Year, Whisky Magazine 2002

by Laddie Editor on 22nd May 2002 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery, Our People

Mr McEwan was still at Bowmore when he became the first '...

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