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Bruichladdich Single Malt Scotch Whisky


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Islay
1881
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Bruichladdich Distillery Company Ltd
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+44 (0)1496 850221
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The Bruichladdich Whisky Distillery was founded in 1881 due to the demand from the booming blended whisky industry.

In 1939 the distillery was bought by a group of Americans who wished to make a typical Scottish whisky they had named "The Real McCoy". The whisky was aimed at the American market, where there was great demand for whisky due to the end of the Prohibition. The venture failed due to the outbreak of WW2.

The distillery was sold in 1952 to a group of whisky traders from Glasgow and then in 1969 it was sold to Invergordon Distillers Ltd. Then in 1993, Jim Beam Brands acquired Invergordon Distillers, they mothballed the Bruichladdich distillery the very next year. With the exception of a few months in 1998 the distillery remained dormant until the turn of the century.

In December 2000 three colleagues at Murray McDavid bought it together with a stock of 7000 barrels. The new proprietors invited the legend Jim McEwan (then Brand Promoter at Bowmore) as a partner and appointed him Master Distiller. After extensive renovations, Bruichladdich re-opened in May 29 2001. Since then several official bottlings have been released. A lot of effort is put into the promotion of the ‘new Bruichladdich’ which they have named Laddie. Bruichladdich now also makes two smokier versions, Port Charlotte and Octomore. Both names come from distilleries that have been closed down for several decades.
 

Bruichladdich Tasting Notes


Bruichladdich 10 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Pale yellow-straw.
Nose: Floral, light peat, seaweed, and wine scents emerge to enhance the soft salty/malty core fragrance.
Taste: Lightly peaty, grain mash sweet and just a touch salty - the midpalate impression is meatier as tangy tastes of sea breeze, unsweetened coconut and oak resin unite.
Finish: The aftertaste shows a flash of spirity heat.

Bruichladdich 3D The Big Peat.
Colour: Soft golden yellow.
Nose: Oak, smoke and sweet vanilla, add some apple, pear and cinnamon.
Body: Light to medium with a smoky fire.
Taste: Hot sweet peat flies right over the palate and goes straight to the heart. Only when the fire dies a little does the other Laddie characteristics appear and soothe the senses. Fruity, zesty honey marine keynotes.
Finish: Long peaty.

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Bruichladdich Bottlings


Bruichladdich offer you the following choice of single malts:
  • 10 Year Old Single Malt.
  • 12 Year Old Single Malt.
  • 15 Year Old Single Malt.
  • Bruichladdich XVII 17 Year Old.
  • Malmsey Madeira Finish 20 Year Old.
  • Bruichladdich Infinity.
  • Bruichladdich 3D The Big Peat.
  • Bruichladdich Links St Andrews Swilcan Bridge.
  • Links II 16th Hole - Augusta.
  • Links III The 18th Green Royal Troon - 14 Year Old.
  • Bruichladdich 1965 Legacy 37 Year Old.
  • Many more bottlings available.

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