Bruichladdich Tasting, Vinopolis, London: 20 Nov

Bruichladdich became the biggest whisky story of the year when Rémy-Cointreau paid £58 million for the Islay distillery in July. However, the new owners are keen to stick to the template that made the independent ‘Progressive Hebridean Distillers’ so successful. The Whisky Exchange shop at Vinopolis is delighted to welcome Craig Johnstone from Bruichladdich to […]

Bruichladdich appoint Australian distributor

Having recently moved into the duty free market, Bruichladdich is planning expansion into Australia with the appointment of SouthTrade International to import and distribute their brands. The distributors plan to initially launch five different expressions from the Islay distiller – including their 10 Year Old and Laddie Classic – as well as the distiller’s Botanist […]

Sample some “rare and unusual” Islays at this year’s Whisky Show

More details are beginning to emerge of what is happening at this year’s Whisky Exchange Whisky Show in London on the weekend of 6-7 October. Among the masterclasses, visitors to the show are being invited to partake of some Rare and Unusual Islay Classics with Mario Groteklaes, of Belgian distributor and bottler The Nectar. According […]

Bruichladdich’s Octomore collects design award

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 […]

Bruichladdich sale – Chairman’s statement

Following the £58m sale of Bruichladdich Distillery to Rémy Cointreau, Bruichladdich chairman, Sir John Mactaggart, issued the following statement: “It has been an exciting and demanding eleven and a half years breathing life back into Bruichladdich. The sale of the company clearly induces several mixed emotions, which I am sure will be widely shared. But […]

Rémy Cointreau finalise Bruichladdich purchase

Rémy Cointreau UK Limited, the British subsidiary of the Rémy Cointreau Group, has confirmed the purchase of Islay single malt Bruichladdich this morning. According to a press release from Rém, the transaction marks the group’s first move into the premium single malt Scotch whisky market, a category experiencing strong growth all over the world, especially […]

Bruichladdich announce Port Charlotte Peat Project

As part of the consolidation of their single malt lines, Bruichladdich Distillery have announced their new Port Charlotte Peat Project, which will be available later this month. The Islay whisky maker intends for the Bruichladdich name to appear only on unpeated whiskies henceforth with Port Charlotte being the brand for their peated expressions. The Peat […]

Rémy Cointreau put in offer for Islay whisky maker

French drinks maker Rémy Cointreau are in advanced talks to buy out the independently-owned Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay. The news was confirmed by Bruichladdich’s MD mark Reynier on his Twitter account yesterday. Reports suggest shareholders could pick up £25m for the award-wining whisky maker, which re-opened under Reynier’s leadership in 2001. The move would make […]

Share your Black Arts with Bruichladdich on Friday 13th

Bruichladdich are offering Islay malt fans the chance to win a bottle of their latest Black Art release. According to the whisky makers, this extraordinary dram was created by Jim McEwan in the “dead of night” and no one else knows the secret of its making. To win a bottle of this “dark, sensuous whisky”, […]

Bruichladdich explores effect of terroir on whisky with Islay Barley Series

Earlier this week, Bruichladdich released the latest in its Islay Barley Series, this one from Dunlossit Farm, producing what the Islay distiller describes as “a single malt whose provenance and traceability is as unparalleled as the origin is unique”. The series of malts is a showcase of single malts made exclusively on Islay, from barley […]

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2006 due out next month

Bruichladdich have announced that their 2006 distillation of their Islay Barley single malt will be released on 14 July. All the barley for the malt was grown on the distillery’s home island of Islay at Dunlossit Farm, which is owned by the Schroeder family, shareholders in the distillery. The chalice barley was harvested in September […]

Laddie Ten selected for “101 World Whiskies to Try before You Die”

Bruichladdich’s flagship single malt, The Laddie Ten, has been selected to feature in the latest edition of Ian Buxton’s book, ‘101 World Whiskies to Try before You Die’. The Laddie Ten is the first spirit made since the Islay distillery was bought out by a consortium in 2001 to be bottled, and is malted from […]