Laddies at the Islay Show 2016

by Jane Carswell on 20th August 2016 in Place, Our People

It rained almost solidly through this year’s Islay Show, but that didn’t stand in the way of members of the Bruichladdich team....

What drives Phil Sharp?

by Carl Reavey on 17th August 2016 in Our People, Other stuff

Ted Heath memorably described ocean racing as being like standing under a cold shower tearing up £10 notes....

Deliveries to the USA

by Carl Reavey on 15th August 2016 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

We are delighted to confirm that we can now deliver Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte, Octomore and The Botanist directly to our clients in the USA....

Does barley variety affect the flavour of whisky?

by Carl Reavey on 11th August 2016 in On Barley

Does barley variety affect the flavour of whisky?...

Why Virgin Oak?

by Jane Carswell on 10th August 2016 in Talking Whisky

The debate about using brand new oak casks to age whisky continues; is it an attempt to short-cut a fuller maturation process?  Does it taste better ...

Jessica May Fletcher - Laddieshop Graduate

by Jane Carswell on 25th July 2016 in Our People

Jessica’s father’s family has farmed at Persabus, on the North East coast of Islay for more than 100 y...

The finish of the Transat Quebec-St Malo

by Carl Reavey on 25th July 2016 in Other stuff

Bruichladdich are proud supporters of the Phil Sharp Racing team and their Class 40 yacht 'Imerys'....

Last day of the TransatQSM

by Carl Reavey on 22nd July 2016 in Other stuff

Phil Sharp has sent us what will probably be his last blog post from his Class 40 yacht 'Imerys' as the Transat Quebec-St Malo reaches its climax....

Talking to the skipper aboard 'Imerys'

by Carl Reavey on 21st July 2016 in Other stuff

Rebecca Linder, Marketing and Communications director at Phil Sharp Racing, talks to the skipper aboard 'Imerys' in the North Atlantic as the yacht en...

Mashing Islay Barley

by Jane Carswell on 19th July 2016 in The Distillery

We are now distilling some of the unpeated grain grown on Islay last summer....

More sail problems aboard 'Imerys'

by Carl Reavey on 19th July 2016 in Other stuff

Skipper Phil Sharp writes from aboard 'Imerys' in the North Atlantic: "We are now at over half distance in the Transat Quebec - St Malo and in second ...

'Imerys' Spinnaker splits in TRANSATQSM

by Carl Reavey on 18th July 2016 in Other stuff

We are now at over half distance in the Transat Quebec - St Malo and in second place behind the Spanish on Tales II....

Phil Sharp's Blog - Day 6 of the TransatQSM

by Carl Reavey on 16th July 2016 in Other stuff

"I have just come off the helm after probably some  of the most exhilarating sailing you could ever ask  for....

Adrien's Birthday aboard Imerys

by Carl Reavey on 14th July 2016 in Other stuff

All is going well aboard Imerys and we are now out of the St Lawrence River and charging towards our next mark - the island of St Pierre, off the sout...

TRANSATQSM - FIRST DAY

by Carl Reavey on 12th July 2016 in Other stuff

PHIL'S DAY 1 BLOG...

Coultorsay Warehouse Opening

by Jane Carswell on 7th July 2016 in The Distillery

This week saw the official opening of the first phase of our new warehouse complex at Coultorsay....

How does your barley grow?

by Jane Carswell on 6th July 2016 in On Barley

According to Andrew Jones, 'If you go by the textbook, we shouldn’t even be growing malting barley here.’...

Beach Clean 2016

by Jane Carswell on 24th June 2016 in The Distillery

The bottling hall, offices, warehouses and production were empty at the distillery today, as our massed Islay team, with reinforcements from the Glasg...

The awesome Three Peaks Yacht Race

by Carl Reavey on 9th June 2016 in Our People

The Three Peaks Yacht Race is a tough endurance event in which teams of four or five, bas...

LaddieDay 2016 at Feis Ile

by Carl Reavey on 8th June 2016 in Our People

The sun shone down on Bruichladdich for the sixteenth successive year during Laddieday 2016 at Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music....

The 2016 Feis Drams

by Carl Reavey on 8th June 2016 in Talking Whisky

Head distiller Adam Hannett released three fascinating new whiskies at Feis Ile last month – each of which was dramatically different in style....

A Yellow Submarine

by Carl Reavey on 31st May 2016 in Talking Whisky, Exploring History

The story of the Yellow Submarine has been full of character and characters right from the beginning.  It started with our friend ‘Demolition Dave...

Feis Ile Masterclass 2016

by Carl Reavey on 30th May 2016 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

Adam Hannett made a few changes to our traditional format for his first Feis Ile masterclass.  This was partly driven by a ‘problem’ we have had ...

The Scottish Series 2016

by Carl Reavey on 26th May 2016 in Place, Our People

Bruichladdich and The Botanist will be supporting the Silvers Marine Scottish Series of y...

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