Research into whisky maturation

by Jane Carswell on 1st February 2017 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

Professor Otto Hermelin of Stockholm University is nearing the halfway point of a 10 year study into what is actually happening in whisky maturation, ...

Bere Barley - some notes

by Dr Peter Martin on 31st January 2017 in On Barley

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

New CEO roles for Simon Coughlin and Douglas Taylor

by Carl Reavey on 19th January 2017 in Our People

Simon Coughlin, who is currently our CEO at Bruichladdich, is taking over the management of a newly created “Whisky Business Unit” within our pare...

Becky Codd's Valinch

by Jane Carswell on 17th January 2017

Finishing High School on Islay before she was 16, and joining the Bruichladdich team 18 months after that, her rise through the company since has been...

Announcing #LaddieMP6

by Carl Reavey on 16th January 2017 in Talking Whisky with an informed appreciation of Octomore will recognise that nothing like this has been previously released...

Bob 'Tug' Wilson, the gauger

by Jane Carswell on 13th January 2017 in The Distillery

Bob Wilson, or "Tug" as his Southern colleagues first called him when he was working in cargo at London Airport, calibrates vessels in the traditional...

Transparency - the next step

by Carl Reavey on 12th January 2017 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich CEO Simon Coughlin has announced the next stage in our programme to introduce greater transparency to what we do in a letter to the edit...

Transparency in "Whisky"

by Carl Reavey on 6th January 2017 in Talking Whisky

“There seems, in fact, to be something rather like a conspiracy of silence among the proprietors of the different brands of whisky, a conspiracy ...

You cannot keep a good man down...

by Carl Reavey on 1st January 2017

Jim McEwan, our former master distiller, is co...

More Buying Options for the United States

by Christy McFarlane on 12th December 2016 in Talking Whisky

We are pleased to announce that LaddieFans in the United States will now have more buying options for our Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Octomore s...

Phil Sharp's Channel Record is Ratified by WSSRC

by Carl Reavey on 7th December 2016 in Our People, Other stuff

The World Sailing Speed Record Council ("WSSRC") has officially ratified a new Cowes to Dinar...

10 Years Ago

by Jane Carswell on 2nd December 2016 in Our People, The Distillery

We've been celebrating the new release of our 2nd edition ten year olds from ...

Phil Sharp smashes #ChannelRecord

by Carl Reavey on 25th November 2016 in Other stuff

Phil Sharp has established a new World Speed Sailing Monohull Record, single-handed across the English Channel from Cowes, Isle of Wight to Dinard, Fr...

Win the Troika! #ChannelRecord

by Carl Reavey on 23rd November 2016

Phil Sharp is preparing to attempt a record breaking sail...

A Weather Window?

by Carl Reavey on 22nd November 2016

The team at PS Racing have switched to Code Amber for yachtsman Phl Sharp's attempt to sail the Eng...

Kevin's Sheep

by Jane Carswell on 22nd November 2016 in Place

Like making whisky, breeding sheep is a long game, and reputation counts for a lot. A look into the crofting life of the bottling hall's Kevin Wiggins...

Phil Sharp to attempt #ChannelRecord

by Carl Reavey on 18th November 2016

Offshore sailor Phil Sharp is to challenge an established sailing speed record for crossing the English Channel....

A new 'Troika' of Tens

by Carl Reavey on 14th November 2016 in Talking Whisky

Age statements are important to Scotch whisky and the launch of The Laddie Ten in 2011 was a genuine landmark moment for us at Bruichladdich.  ...

Alex Ellis Roswell and the RNLI

by Jane Carswell on 8th November 2016 in Other stuff

“The hill, though high, I covet to ascend; The difficulty will not me offend, For I perceive the way to life lies here." John Bunyan...

A Wild Goose Chase

by Jane Carswell on 7th November 2016 in Place

Catching a wild goose is in reality less of a chase, more of a stakeout. "It's a probability game," says Steve Percival, veteran goose researcher. ...

Tina Looks Back

by Jane Carswell on 4th November 2016 in Our People, The Distillery

Things are a little more automated on the modern bottling lines, but bottling at Bruichladdich is still a very people-focussed process. ...

New Research Into Islay's Greylag Geese

by Jane Carswell on 2nd November 2016 in Place

Tom Mason and Jeremy Cusack, post-doctoral researchers from Stirling University's Conservation Science Department, were on Islay last week to begin th...

Farewell George

by Jane Carswell on 28th October 2016 in Our People

We say goodbye this week to George Gutierrez from Texas, who has been helping our production team before starting college in America....

#LaddieMP5: The Port Charlotte Drams

by Jane Carswell on 14th October 2016 in Talking Whisky

The Micro-Provenance digital tasting programme continues to evolve....

Distillery Internet Issues

by Carl Reavey on 14th October 2016 in Talking Whisky

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

John Evans' valinch

by Jane Carswell on 10th October 2016 in Our People

Five years ago this month, John Evans joined the team in the Bottling Hall at Bruichladdich at the age of 23....

Coming Soon - The Three Tens

by Jane Carswell on 30th September 2016 in Talking Whisky

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Harvest 2016

by Jane Carswell on 29th September 2016 in On Barley

This year's barley is all but in, though it has been a struggle....

The Bruichladdich Water Sources

by Carl Reavey on 23rd September 2016 in The Distillery

The water that is so essential to the distillation of Bruichladdich whiskies comes from three different...

Countdown to #LaddieMP4

by Jane Carswell on 19th September 2016 in The Distillery

The whiskies for Bruichladdich’s next digital tasting live from the distillery have started to reach around 700 Laddiefans who ordered them all arou...


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