Bruichladdich Distillery

Progressive Hebridean Distillers

The Brand

Classic and peaty single malt whisky, including the world's most heavily peated whisky, Octomore.

Key People

The distillery is the largest private employer on Islay with around sixty jobs, as it also has the island's only bottling hall.

  • Simon Coughlin, CEO and founding member of Bruichladdich was in a previous life a wine merchant.
  • Allan Logan started at Bruichladdich as a mashman in 2001 and is now our Distillery Manager.
  • Adam Hannett worked with Jim McEwan for many years, patiently learning the craft. Following Jim's retirement, he has taken over as Head Distiller.

Core Range

  • Bruichladdich Scottish Barley
  • Bruichladdich Islay Barley
  • Bruichladdich The Organic
  • Bruichladdich Bere Barley
  • Bruichladdich Black Art
  • Port Charlotte Heavily Peated
  • Port Charlotte Scottish Barley
  • Port Charlotte Series: PC5, PC6, PC7, PC8, PC9, PC10, PC11, PC12
  • Octomore 6.1
  • Octomore 6.2


Modern History

Some key dates in the distillery's recent history which has seen many successful years of innovation, and growth;

  • 1994-2000: distillery was closed
  • 2000 - Bruichladdich distillery was purchased by a group of private investors led by Mark Reynier of Murray McDavid in 2000, with Jim McEwan, who had worked at Bowmore Distillery hired as master distiller and production director.

From the 2003 archives, watch the legendary Jim McEwan and Mark Reynier discuss how to enjoy Islay single malt. 

  • 2012-present: Rémy Cointreau reached an agreement with Bruichladdich to buy the distillery for a sum of £58m

Whisky Live Paris 2017

Watch Production Director Allan Logan previes some new releases at Whisky Live Paris. 


  • Distillery of the Year - 2001; 2003, 2006, 2007
  • Malt of the Year - 2003 & 2011
  • Distiller of the Year - 2004
  • Innovator of the Year - 2004 & 2008
  • Queen’s Award - 2005 
  • Pioneer of the Year - 2007
  • Environmentalist of the Year - 2011


Bruichladdich Distillery
Isle of Islay
PA49 7UN

Tel: +44 (0)1496 850 190 


Book your Bruichladdich Warehouse Experience 

Group Tastings

If you are a group of 20-30 people and would like to arrange a whisky tasting in your area, please contact Bruichladdich us and they'll do their best to help you.


Best Hotels Near Distillery

  • Port Charlotte Hotel
  • Islay House
  • The Old School
  • The Lochside Hotel
  • The Harbour Inn
  • Bowmore Hotel

Scotland's West Coast Whisky Trail

Explore The Whisky Coast from Isle of Arran, Campbeltown, Islay, Highlands and Skye, to the Isle of Lewis

Further Information

Bruichladdich Festival Day - Feis Islay 2017

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