Bruichladdich has made commitments to Islay farmers who now grow barley for us, enabling us to distil single malts from 100% Islay barley for the first time in the island’s history. From barley to barrel to bottle each origin is kept separate for ultimate traceability. We are also the major distiller of organic barley in Scotland and have been instrumental in the support for organic farming in the single malt category.
And the proof of the “pudding”? In 2011 the International Taste and Quality Institute’s august and elite panel of Michelin and Gault Millau-rated tasters, awarded our Organic whisky three stars (out of three) and “Exceptional” status – the only whisky in the world to be thus recognised.
For us, this recognition justifies our passionately-held belief that soil, the “terroir”, a respect for centuries-old farming practices and the reconnection of the spirit with man and his land make a difference in the glass.
Once again, land and dram united.