Bruichladdich Distillery

Bruichladdich has always stood apart from other Islay whiskies, it does not have the heavy smoke and peat of the other distilleries on the Island. The gentle character of the spirit is attributed by some to the milder weather conditions, sheltered, as it is from the worst of Atlantic weather by the Rhinns mountain range.

The distillery closed in 1994, but was resurrected in 2000 by a team led by Mark Reynier and Simon Coughlin – as Wine Merchants they had a passion for terroir, believing that their Islay Whisky should have an authenticity and character that reflects its origins – A sense of place, of the barley and water from which it was made, and of the human souls that gave it life. In July 2012, it was announced that Rémy Cointreau reached an agreement with Bruichladdich to buy the distillery.