Built in 1881, the Bruichladdich distillery is located on an island of Islay off the west coast of Scotland, opposite the western shore of Loch Indaal. Founded by Harvey brothers, the distillery is known for its world famous single malts, Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Ocotomore.
Bruichladdich is an unpeated whisky, which isn’t very common among other distilleries on the island, with the only other distillery that does likewise being another famous establishment Bunnahabhain.
Of course, Bruichladdich also makes peated whiskies, Port Charlotte and Octomore, but they are kept as separate brands in order to avoid any confusion on the consumer side. With the help of tall, narrow necked stills that create an elegant and floral house style, the distillery is known for some of the best spirits in Scotland!
Let’s look at the single malts the distillery makes:
Bruichladdich Unpeated Islay Single Malt Whisky
Bruichladdich whisky is unpeated, complex and full of floral and fruity notes. The spirit’s been trickle distilled from 100% Scottish barley using mostly the original victorian era machinery. The producers claim to use the same methods that have been used at the time the distillery was first built in 1881. The whisky is also coloring free and non-chill filtered to keep it as natural as possible.
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt Whisky
Islay whisky often gets exploited by those seeking nothing but profit, which hurts the credibility and value of the authentic Islay distilleries like Bruichladdich. Despite being the second smallest distillery on the island, the spirit producer is actually one of the largest employers in the area.
Port Charlotte single malt whisky is Islay grown, distilled, matured, and bottled. It’s peated to a heavyweight 40PPM and trickles distilled, which results in a rich and powerful spirit that still possesses qualities like elegance and finesse which Bruichladdich stills are famous for.
Port Charlotte Islay single malt is a living proof that provenance, authenticity, and transparency are the values to live by!
Bruichladdich Octomore Super Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt Whisky
First distilled in 2002, Octomore single malts have gathered a huge and dedicated following over the years. Different realm of softer smoke, the Octomore series is complex, layered, and endlessly alluring with instinct over obsession.
The whisky is a subject of many conversations among single malt lovers. Heavily peated and bottled at cask strength, it’s become one of the depth and balance signature of the Bruichladdich distillery.
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