The Distillery

News items from behind the scenes at Bruichladdich distillery.

Shipping to the states (USA)

Shipping to the states (USA)

Our team in the Laddie shop have had to update their shipping terms to America. Whilst we'd love to send all our fine spirits to the States, our couriers have updated their terms.
Phase Two Begins - Warehouse development at bruichladdich distillery

Phase Two Begins

Work has well and truly started on phase two of our warehouses at the new Coultorsay site down the road from the distillery.
Frazer Matthews With his cask in the Laddieshop

Frazer Matthews' Valinch

Having turned 21 last month, Frazer Matthews recognises the extra freedom that a childhood on Islay gave him, saying, “I love it.

Ian, Derek, and 1881 other fans

Ian Garratt has subsequently got to know us well at the distillery and now holidays on Islay every Easter with his family.
Whiskies Galore - Ian Buxton

" Whiskies Galore " by Ian Buxton

Drinks writer Ian Buxton’s latest book is cheekily titled “ Whiskies Galore ”, but I feel the ghost of Compton Mackenzie will probably forgive the play on words.
Islay Campbell Bruichladdich distillery history

Islay Campbell Remembers

Islay Campbell works with local contractor Andrew Wood to collect the draff at the end of a mash and take it on to whichever of the island's farms has ordered it for cattle feed.

67 Sherry Butts Arrive

We took delivery of a load of 67 sherry butts this morning. They came to Islay direct via Greenock docks, after being used to make Oloroso sherry at Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla in Jerez, Southern Spain.
Lindsay Dunlop inspects the Boby Mill

Lindsay Dunlop and the Boby Mill

Lindsay Dunlop knows our mill inside out. During this summer's…
3 Great bands - Salsa Celtica at Bruichladdich open day 2017

Three Great Bands for Feis Ile 2017

We have an amazing line up of bands for visitors to Bruichladdich…

Bottling on Islay

This month sees a hiatus in production at the distillery while…
third fill casks, bruichladdich, warehouse 12

Painted Heads

The end of "head" of a fresh cask which we are filling for the…
Jonathan Lloyd artist in residence at Bruichladdich

Jonathan Lloyd - Printmaker

Jonathan Lloyd, printmaker, visited us last year after volunteering…
Otto Hermelin Stockholm University study whisky maturation

Research into whisky maturation

Professor Otto Hermelin of Stockholm University is nearing the halfway point of a 10 year study into what is actually happening in whisky maturation
inside the washback with Bob 'Tug' Wilson the gauger

Bob 'Tug' Wilson, the gauger

Bob Wilson, or "Tug" as his Southern colleagues first called…
Internet Issues - MP4 Live Tasting

Live Tasting Internet Issues

The #LaddieMP4 live tasting event from the distillery yesterday evening, Thursday 13th October all worked rather well from an operational point of view.