Since it re-opened in 2001, Bruichladdich has won a number of awards for their eclectic range of Islay single malts and they have now added one more – this time for the packaging rather than the contents.
Their Octomore Comus has collected and Award of Excellence at the 2012 Starpack Industry Awards.
According to the distiller’s blog, the awards are “the UK’s premier annual awards scheme recognising innovation in packaging design and technology”.
Although ‘regular’ Bruichladdich is a rarity on Islay for being an unpeated whisky, their Octomore bottlings are promoted as the peatiest in the world, appealing to those who love the smoky style of whisky.
Octomore Comus, created by master distiller Jim McEwan, has been matured in oak casks previously used at the famous Sauternes producer Chateau d’Yquem. It was released earlier this year and is a limited edition bottling.