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Bruichladdich Distillery

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On Bruichladdich Distillery:
Bruichladdich Distillery is situated on the Hebridean island of Islay.
Bruichladdich Distillery crafts four unique spirits under one roof:
• Bruichladdich, unpeated Islay single malt Scotch whisky
• Port Charlotte, heavily peated Islay single malt Scotch whisky (40PPM)
• Octomore, the world’s most heavily peated Scotch whisky series (80+PPM)
• The Botanist Gin, the first Islay dry gin
The distillery was first established in 1881 by the Harvey brothers. It survived through periods of
closure including world wars and economic uncertainly, only to be closed for seven years in 1994.
The closure left all but two redundant.
The distillery was reopened by Mark Reynier, Simon Coughlin and then Head Distiller, Jim McEwan,
in 2001. In 2010, The Botanist Islay Dry Gin was distilled for the first time, before going to market in 2011. The first Islay dry gin was made with 22  hand-foraged local botanicals. 
The independently owned Bruichladdich Distillery was purchased by luxury spirits company Remy
Cointreau in 2012. They continue to invest in the values of the business, in being Islay-based, and in
the local community.
In 2020, Bruichladdich became one of the only distilleries in the world to be B Corp certified. They
were the first gin and whisky distillery in Europe to be recognised for balancing profit and purpose.
In 2023 the distillery successfully completed the mandatory B Corp recertification process, scoring
100.7 points. The next recertification will take place in three years (2026)