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 Applecros...

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...

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...

Farming and Distilling on the Rhinns of Islay

by Carl Reavey on 8th November 2013 in Exploring History, Place

The Rhinns of Islay is the western peninsula that comprises around a third of th...

Researching Islay's Barnacle Geese

by Carl Reavey on 30th October 2013 in Place

120 Barnacle geese were captured on Nonday morning on the RSPB nature reserve up...

The geese have arrived

by Carl Reavey on 15th October 2013 in Place

The arrival of the huge flocks of wild geese is a real seasonal marker on Islay....

We Believe Terroir Matters

by Carl Reavey on 30th September 2013 in Place

‘We believe terroir matters’ is far more than a brand tagline.  Terroir mea...

The Mackerel are in

by Carl Reavey on 23rd September 2013 in Place, The Distillery

The natural world serves up some extraordinary bounty - particularly so perhaps ...

Rockside Farm Barley Harvest

by Carl Reavey on 29th August 2013 in The Distillery, Place

Mark French took a calculated risk back in March this year, when a prolonged spe...

Evidence for Scotland's first people?

by Carl Reavey on 26th August 2013 in Place

Professor Steven Mithen of Reading University has been leading teams of archaeol...

Peat Smoke and Spirit

by Carl Reavey on 15th January 2013 in Talking Whisky, Place

Andrew Jefford's book 'Peat Smoke and Spirit' is the most comprehensive account ...

Harvest at Octomore Farm

by Carl Reavey on 6th June 2012 in Exploring History, Place

This picture shows fields at Octomore Farm during the harvest, high above the v...

Bruichladdich's Day in the Sun - Feis Ile 2012

by Carl Reavey on 29th May 2012 in Place, The Distillery

The Ilich, the people of this island, are a superstitious lot. They say that ...

The Octomore Story

by Carl Reavey on 30th April 2012 in Place, The Distillery, Exploring History

In a wood in Bridgend, tucked away off the road, there is a damp, stone monumen...

Preparing fields for Bruichladdich barley crop, Islay 2012

by Carl Reavey on 26th April 2012 in On Barley, The Distillery, Place

The 2012 ploughing has now largely been completed by the Islay farmers who are g...

Port Charlotte c.1890

by Mark Reynier on 4th April 2012 in Place, Exploring History

Some great photographs of Port Charlotte village and distillery have come to lig...

Peat ≠ Islay - Can you have an unpeated Islay Whisky?

by Mark Reynier on 9th February 2012 in Talking Whisky, Place

It's a common perception, particularly among new whisky drinkers, that all Islay...

Stormy Weather

by Carl Reavey on 10th January 2012 in Place

2011, the storm year. Islay is a windy place at the best of times where a regula...


by Carl Reavey on 24th October 2011 in Place

Inveraray, just 30 miles due east of Islay, has 80 inches of rain.  Islay has, ...

Islay - Warmest Place in UK

by Mark Reynier on 31st March 2011 in Place

As many visitors to Islay are surprised to discover, there are palm trees on the...

Why Islay?

by Carl Reavey on 15th March 2011 in Place, Exploring History

Islay is one of the four original whisky "regions"....

Islay History - 1881

by Mark Reynier on 7th February 2008 in Place, Exploring History

This article from the Oban Times, November 1881 announces the imminent opening o...

The Islay Peat Sponge

by Mark Reynier on 1st February 2008 in Place

Islay is a large rock with a huge peat sponge on top....



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