Bruichladdich announces 2011 releases

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Bruichladdich have announced some details of their forthcoming releases, says Whisky Intelligence.

10yo Micro Provenance

Islay Barley 2004 – A series of limited edition vintage releases – single batch, single farm, single vintage, single barley, single malt etc, due September.

40yo Bourbon Cask – limited to about 75 bottles

Port Charlotte PC9 – limited to about 6000 bottles

Octomore 4_167 – 18000 bottles due soon

Octomore 4.2 – 18000 bottles

The whisky distiller recently hit the headlines when it announced increased profits for the year ending 2010.

Profits were up at the privately-owned distillers to £905,000 from £560,000 in 2009 – an increase of 61.6% on a static turnover of £7m.

Bruichladdich said that gross profit margins increased by 1% after measures were taken to maintain overhead costs.

The distillery also noted that bottling cost efficiencies had helped to increase margins and profitability.

The firm is hoping that new initiatives will see the trend continue throughout 2011.

Bruichladdich is to relaunch its website and has has installed an anaerobic digester system to post-distillation waste into electricity.

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