Type: Single Malt
Since Bruichladdich’s resurrection in 2001, our ambitions have gone beyond the simple idea of making and selling single malt scotch whisky. Our goal was to be an antidote to the industry norm.
We set a course to be pioneers, provocateurs and change makers. Reconnecting the land and the dram, re-evaluating the prescribed ‘rules’ of the industry, questioning where flavour comes from and understanding why agricultural ecosystems are important. This was a journey that would go on to inspire an army of distillers and drinkers across the world.
As we continue this path, we discover that the more we learn, the more we know we need to do. Today, our commitments to people and the planet grow stronger, ensuring we use our business as a force for good.
With our empowered team, we pursue this bigger purpose and maintain our mission to create the most thought-provoking spirits we can. As Progressive Hebridean Distillers, we hope our actions will stimulate other entrepreneurial start-ups to emerge on our island home and further afield, each one adding richness and diversity, paving the way for an increasingly dynamic and self-sufficient future.WEBSITE
The Classic Laddie
Our signature bottling and the definitive Bruichladdich. Showcasing the classic, floral and elegant Bruichladdich house style, The Classic Laddie is made from 100% Scottish barley, trickle distilled, non-chill filtered and coloring free. The flavour of our spirit at 50% ABV is barley forward, meaning you taste more of the Scottish malt we have worked hard to trace.
Creating the Classic Laddie is one of the most complex and demanding responsibilities bestowed upon our Head Distiller, Adam Hannett, who curates this assemblage of our finest spirits by hand to achieve our signature fruity and floral Bruichladdich house style.
Nose: Barley sugar and a hint of mint open before moving into freshly cut wild flowers; buttercup, daisy, meadowsweet, myrtle, primrose and cherry blossom. Delicate zephyrs of spindrift and sea pinks are a reminder that this spirit is matured exclusively beside the sea. Over time, and with the addition of a little water, caramelised fruit notes come to the fore, with hints of lemon drops, honey, tangerine and tablet.
Palate: Refined and refreshing, sweet oak and barley notes come together in perfect harmony. Ripe green fruits, brown sugar and sweet malt follow, showcasing the remarkable flavour of the Scottish barley used in this single malt.
Finish: Smooth and well rounded, the finish showcases the elegant balance between the sprightly, vibrant fruit and the subtle sea-spray notes.
Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt Range
Our Port Charlotte single malts are peated to a heavyweight 40PPM.
Trickle distilled through our tall, narrow necked stills, the resulting rich and aromatic spirit has all the power of peat with the elegance and finesse for which our stills are famous.
Port Charlotte single malt explores the complexities of natural whisky through barley provenance, cask influence and the passing of time.
Super-Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt Range
Octomore single malt has defied received whisky wisdom since its launch in 2008.
Matured for five years, always super-heavily peated and bottled close to cask strength, Octomore’s surprising elegance has led us to define it as “The Impossible Equation”.