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Bruichladdich Distillery

Overview

Bruichladdich was closed down in 1995 and remained closed until an independent consortium of whisky enthusiasts raised enough money to buy and re-open the distillery in 2000. The recovery of the distillery is almost a Cinderella like story, but the distillery was bought over by Remy -Cointreau in 2012. A pity as there are so few independently owned distilleries.

Bruichladdich is a very traditionally made whisky. There are no computers controlling the production process and the emphasis is very much on producing a whisky that is a hand crafted product. 

In keeping with the distillery’s loyalty to the islanders, the bottling of the whisky takes place at the distillery and Bruichladdich is the only Islay distillery to do this.

There is a distillery shop for visitors to call in at, but pre booking tours is advised. Email: mary.mcgregor@bruichladdich.com

Address:

Bruichladdich Distillery, Islay, Argyll, PA49 7UN. Tel: +44 (0)1496 850 190

Operated by:

Independently Owned (one of the few!)

Opening Hours:

April – September: Distillery Tourpadding-top: -20px; Monday – Friday 10:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00 Saturday 10:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 Sunday 11:00, 13:00, 14:00 October: Distillery Tourpadding-top: -20px; Monday – Friday 10:00, 13:00, 15:00 Saturday 10:00, 13:00, 14:00 Sunday 11:00, 13:00, 14:00 November – March: Distillery Tourpadding-top: -20px; Monday – Friday 11:00, 13:00 Saturday 10:00, 14:00

Admission:

£5 per person (redeemable against a purchase of whisky in the shop!), Also available are "Botanist" are "Warehouse" tours which cost £25

Parking:

Yes

Languages:

French and German by prior arrangement.

Accessibility:

Distillery Tours are not suited for wheelchair users

Toilets:

Yes

Shop:

Yes

Cafe/Restaurant:

No, nearby in Port Charlotte there is the Croft Kitchen

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