Bruichladdich Distillery, on the Isle of Islay, in May 2016, the weather was getting progressively darker and a chilliness in the air, so a wee tasting of this whisky was something to look forward to. In all these distilleries, you can’t take photos of where they make the whisky, all hush, hush stuff……I know its terrible, but they do look all the same to me. But least I was starting to taste the difference in the whisky, peaty ones and not peaty….well just.
Built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, Bruichladdich Distillery sits opposite the western shore of Loch Indaal on Islay. The distillery produces three distinct single malts: Bruichladdich (unpeated), Port Charlotte (heavily peated) and Octomore (super heavily peated), along with The Botanist Gin.