by Robert, William & John Gourlay Harvey
re-built and reopened under the Bruichladdich Distillery
Harvey family control)
by Hatim Attari, Joseph Hobbs and Alexander Tolmie
and then soon after transferred to Associated Scottish
Distillers Ltd (National Distillers of America)
by Invergordon Distillers
pair of stills added to original pair.
Distillers acquired by Whyted & Mackay
19th December 2000 bought by a small independent company
of private individuals, headed by Mark Reynier, Gordon
Wright and Simon Coughlin of Murray McDavid.
May 2001 - first distillation after 5 months of refurbishment
of the old existing machinery, much dating back to
1881. A new whisky, based on the original distillates
from the end of the nineteenth century is the first:
'Port Charlotte', heavily peated at 40 ppm.
June 2001 - The Bruichladdich 'Valincher' available.
50 cls bottles filled by hand by the purchaser at
the distillery - in person.
July 2001 - First distillation run of traditional
Bruichladdich, distilled at 10 ppm phenolic content.
September 2001 Scottish launch of the new bottlings
of Bruichladdich 10 fifteen and twenty un chill filtered,
un coloured and reduced to 46% with Islay Spring water.
10 Year Old
COLOUR: Mellow Yellow. BODY: Light fresh and full of vitality. It
simply bursts from the glass. NOSE: An assertive youthful bouquet with lots
of honeysuckle, myrtle, green apple, soft pear, green
grapes, garden mint, warm dry hay and oak shavings,
add a sprinkle of salt and crushed sea shells. All
intertwine and with no heavy peat reek to mask its
zest the aromas intertwine and captivate the olfactory
senses. PALATE: It's simple and succulent with the
sweet flavours of home made tablet, toasted malt and
mead. This is followed by fresh citrus fruits, tangerine
and orange, with a zip of sherbet that tickles the
tongue and give the young perfectly interlaced flavours
the opportunity to impress. Lastly a fresh ozone breeze
ripples over the palate cooling the fire of youth. FINISH: Like a Scottish Reel it is full of
action. Not too long and takes your breath away. Genuinely
lovely, this young islander deserves a larger audience.
Taylor Cask Strength Bruichladdich 1966 36 yr old Deep amber gold color. The sweetest Bruichladdich
that I have ever encountered. Big, rich, and full
with sweet caramel and malt notes dominating. Incredibly
long and viscous. The classic Islay peat assault takes
a back seat in this beautifully styled malt. Excellent!
of various sources
Distillery Visitor Information
technology is not entirely spurned: broad band
web cameras thoughout the distillery allow visitors
to the Bruichladdich web site to see distillation
cask filling and the comings and goings as well
as just the weather.
original distillery full of old and original machinery
from 1881. One of only three distilleries left with
an open mash tun. And belt driven mill. A genuinely
interesting tour - minus the corporate propaganda.