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...

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. ...

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...

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....

Maritime Romantics

by Carl Reavey on 13th May 2016 in Place

We Laddies are essentially maritime romantics....

Hole and Corner Magazine

by Carl Reavey on 8th April 2016 in Place, Exploring History, Other stuff

Hole and Corner is a magazine that celebrates "craft, beauty, passion and skill"....

Does it matter where whisky is matured?

by Bruichladdich D... on 30th December 2015 in Place, Talking Whisky

All our whisky is Islay matured, the majority kept at Bruichladdich itself, or in warehouses two miles further down the Rhinns coast at the village of...

A little slice of Geology

by Carl Reavey on 5th November 2015 in Place

The geologist David Webster, who lives at the old crofting village of Conisby on the hill above Bruichladdich, visited the site of our new warehouse d...

All of our spirit is matured for all of its life on Islay

by Carl Reavey on 3rd July 2015 in Place, The Distillery

Our very smart new road tanker has made its first and only trip on the ferry – and arrived at the distillery yesterday.  Its only purpose will be t...

Planning Permission Granted for Warehouses

by Carl Reavey on 2nd July 2015 in Place, The Distillery

We are delighted to be able to announce that we have been granted planning permission for a new warehouse complex.  The decision is extremely importa...

We Believe Terroir Matters. And we are proving it.

by Carl Reavey on 26th June 2015 in Place, On Barley, Talking Whisky

At Bruichladdich, we appreciate the importance of the centuries of experience and knowledge held by the great vintners.  In the world of fine wine, t...

Eat Sand! Islay Beach Rugby 2015

by Carl Reavey on 15th June 2015 in Place

The sand in front of the White Hart Hotel in Port Ellen was once again the scene of titanic collisions on Saturday 13th June.  Beach rugby played at ...

Helen Levi on her trip to Islay

by Carl Reavey on 27th April 2015 in Place, Other stuff

One of the best parts of my job is getting to connect with other artists and small businesses. I find inspiration for my own work from a variety of me...

Simon King on Islay

by Carl Reavey on 17th March 2015 in Place

The well known broadcaster Simon King stopped by the distillery for an informal tasting in the Laddieshop with Mary McGregor and Frazer Matthews earli...

What is the population of Islay?

by Harry Glennon A... on 2nd December 2014 in Place, Exploring History

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

The rain is dead.

by Carl Reavey on 25th September 2014 in Place, The Distillery, Talking Whisky

It has been the driest September for 50 years. No rain has fallen since 15th August, quite unheard of in these weather beaten Hebridean isles. Persona...

CBS News '60 Minutes' to feature Jim McEwan

by Carl Reavey on 2nd September 2014 in Place

We have been delighted to be working with a team from the world-renowned American current affairs programme ''60 Minutes' from CBS News....

The combines are rolling. We salute you.

by Carl Reavey on 25th August 2014 in The Distillery, Place

The combines have started to roll here on Islay - with everyone keeping their fingers crossed for a good harvest.  Everything still depends on the we...

The Perfect Summer?

by Carl Reavey on 13th August 2014 in On Barley, Place

We have, so far, had the perfect summer here on Islay. Brilliant blue skies punctuated by a day here and there of intense rainfall....

Curses. My Personal Terroir.

by Carl Reavey on 18th June 2014 in Place

At Bruichladdich we have something of a passion for place; a sense of belonging....

Islay Beach Rugby 2014

by Carl Reavey on 17th June 2014 in Place

Bruichladdich was once again the main sponsor of a small and exclusive annual beach rugby tournament held during the second weekend of June. This is o...

The Applecross Boatpull Team

by Carl Reavey on 22nd May 2014 in The Distillery, Place, Our People

Bruichladdich Distillery was delighted to receive a visit from the The Applecross Boatpull Team this morning....

Laddie sponsorship of INHT

by Carl Reavey on 18th March 2014 in The Distillery, Place

Bruichladdich has agreed to sponsor the Islay Natural History Trust for a period of two years starting immediately....

First lambs born at Coull Farm

by Carl Reavey on 4th January 2014 in On Barley, Our People, The Distillery, Place

As the wind howls round the barn and the rain hammers on the tin roof, the first lambs of the year have been born at Coull Farm on the Rhinns of Islay...


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