More about Bruichladdich Distillery
Owner: Rémy Cointreau
Capacity: 1.5 million liters
Visitor Policy: Visitors welcome throughout the year
Tel: +44 (0)1496 850 221
Bruichladdich is one of eight distilleries which huddle on Islay, a windswept island lying off the West Coast of Scotland, the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, about twenty miles from Ireland. Pronounced ‘Eye-La’, the island is 25 miles long and is populated by a little over 3,000 people.
Lying on the western shore of Loch Indaal on the A847 coastal road, Bruichladdich overlooks the North Atlantic Ocean and until Kilchoman Distillery opened was the most westerly working distillery in Scotland.
Although in an exposed coastal position the distillery is partially sheltered from the worst of the storms by the Rhinns, the Islay’s rugged mountain range. Some attribute Bruichladdich’s milder weather conditions to its comparatively gentle character compared to other Islay malts.