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...

Heavy weather in the Normandy

by Carl Reavey on 14th September 2016 in Other stuff

Skipper Phil Sharp reports from aboard his yacht 'IMERYS' in the Normandy Channel Race: "Currently we're screaming down a wave at 20knots, and averagi...

Yachtsman Phil Sharp prepares for the ‘Normandy’

by Carl Reavey on 8th September 2016 in Other stuff

Sunday the 11th of September will see a record 30 Class 40 boats on the start line of the Normandy Ch...

Julie Chalmers' valinch

by Jane Carswell on 29th August 2016 in Our People

'It's good, it's good, I love it here. I love it on Islay. I don't know anywhere else, but you know your home, and it's just... It's nice!...

A shared history

by Jane Carswell on 26th August 2016 in The Distillery

We were extremely happy to welcome Lutz-Werner Hanisch, Horst Klaassen, and Roland Loesch here this week, on their 40th anniversary tour to Islay....

Announcing #LaddieMP4

by Carl Reavey on 26th August 2016 in Talking Whisky

We are about to embark on an exciting new chapter of our Micro-Provenance digital tasti...

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 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'....


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