Bruichladdich Distillery
Bruichladdich Distillery
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09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
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We are an innovative Islay distillery producing unpeated Bruichladdich, heavily peated Port Charlotte and super-heavily peated Octomore single malt whiskies. We use a wide range of barley types, including organic and bere, grown on a variety of terroirs including Islay. We also distill The Botanist gin. Mary at the Laddieshop will be glad to organise a tour of our distillery for you and the distilling team will happily answer any questions you may have.
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CmcEIslay
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
This is my first Islay visit. The Friendly staff made the tour excellent. The history of the distillery combined with there progressiveness nature wonderfully
Written 30 January 2023
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MollyPaisley
Paisley4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Six of us did the distillery tour and we had a brilliant time. Katrina, our guide, was really friendly and informative and made is so welcome. The tasting drams in the shop afterwards went down very well with the whisky lovers as did the gin sample!
Written 24 January 2023
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Andrew V
1 contribution
Jan 2023
Of the neat dozen distilleries, we visited in the last week hands down one of the best. Setting aside the fact that their range of whiskeys is phenomenal, the people there were the best. The awesome ladies on the tour and the shop were passionate and honest. They really tried to make a connection with each person and made it feel super personal. Also, they let us taste a wide variety of things in the shop and helped me find a few bottles that I would not have considered otherwise. If you're on the island, this place is a must. In fact, you could skip everything else. The people here remembered that part of the love of whisky is the people you drink it with.
Written 10 January 2023
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Simon G
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
We went on the distillery tour and it was an absolutely amazing experience. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and made our experience well worth the trip.
Written 22 December 2022
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Courtney H
4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Every experience at Bruichladdich was wonderful. We did a tour, the Botanist cocktail experience, and a warehouse tasting. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time - they were very informative and welcoming and spent a lot of time answering our questions about this infinitely interesting distillery. We are already planning another trip back for more Bruichladdich experiences.

The whisky on the warehouse tasting was fantastic - each of the three tasters was different in a number of ways and Katrina did an excellent job taking us through each one. Sam gave us a very in-depth tour and helped us as we went around the shop buying everything we could fit into our luggage.
Written 2 December 2022
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Ben ZW
Chandler, AZ25 contributions
Nov 2022
We visited Bruichladdich twice in one day, first for a tour and tasting, then back again after lunch for the cocktail experience featuring The Botanist Gin. Both were very enjoyable; we learned a lot on the whisky tour (it was interesting to see the similarities and differences between them and two distilleries we’d visited the day before), and then during the gin session we had another mini tour which covered distillery history not mentioned earlier in the day. The staff were all very friendly, the range of stuff in the gift shop was very nice—in fact we even purchased enough barware we had them ship it to the US for us! And if you like gin, the cocktail making workshop is great. We left with not only recipes, but mixers and more knowledge on mixology than I’d expected—not to mention the three drinks we had! We didn’t get to all the Islay distilleries on our short trip, but the next time we’re back, we’d still come back to Bruichladdich!
Written 29 November 2022
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Alison M
Cardiff, UK2 contributions
Nov 2022
What a great place to visit! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the distillery with our informative guide Catrina- learnt a lot about whisky making and saw the beautiful original pieces of equipment still used today. This was followed by generous tasting of their various special whisky’s , as well as their Gin- which most of our party enjoyed the most!
Written 29 November 2022
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Steve
Aberdeen, UK3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Had a fantastic afternoon being shown around the distillery by Mary, followed by a tasting session in the warehouse.

You can’t put a price on hearing all the stories and the ambience. Absolutely brilliant from start to finish.

Mary is a credit to Bruichladdich. The best distillery tour I’ve had by far. 10/10.
Written 28 November 2022
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Toni N
Edinburgh, UK9 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
What a fun day. We had the distillery tour then a warehouse tasting. The distillery tour was great, Lesley who showed us around knew her stuff and answered all of our questions. And talk about perfect timing! We ran into Gilly just as he was draining a vat, and he answered our questions too; then Ian (John? Sorry 🙈) at the vault and he let us have a sip of the new make! Amazing stuff, I’d buy that if I could.

The warehouse tasting was equally as fun. Getting to sit in the draughty warehouse was quite the experience, and catriona let us pour our own tasting measures! She bet I’d love the Port Charlotte but turns out it was the Octomore that I preferred!

A great day out with some amazing people.
Written 28 November 2022
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littleltl
88 contributions
Nov 2022
Brilliant Warehouse Experience tasting. Chance to try some unique whisky. Catriona was an excellent guide, three lovely drams and good group experience.

Highly recommend. Even if you have to have a designated driver, they can get the samples to take away and enjoy later.
Written 26 November 2022
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Bruichladdich Distillery is open:
  • Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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