A847, Bruichladdich, Isle of Islay PA49 7UN, UK
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Sun 10am - 4pm
Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm
Bruichladdich DistilleryLike the best French winemakers, Bruichladdich (pronounced brook-laddie) makes much of terroir, producing whiskies that taste of the surrounding fields and waters. In fact, every Bruichladdich Scotch features a signature salt-citrus tang. Visit the Islay distillery to taste it for yourself, whether in the floral Classic Laddie, the elegant Port Charlotte, or the heavily peated Octomore. Tours here range from walks around the Victorian distillery to learn about the history, philosophy, and whisky-making process, to warehouse experiences that include tastings of three unique expressions straight from the cask.
AFAR Local Expert
about 5 years ago
The Good Stuff at Bruichladdich Distillery
I went to Scotland to investigate the whisky-obsessed country's newfound appreciation for gin. But it turns out that the spate of new Scottish gins is actually related to whisky. I sat down with Bruichladdich's Master Distiller, Jim McEwan to talk about all things boozy. But that's a different--and much more involved story. The takeaway here: The Bruichladdich Distillery is definitely worth a tour, not least because it ends with a sampling of some of the good stuff, like this 23-year-old single malt aged in a Chateau Latour cask.