Islay, Argyll, Scotland, PA49 7UN
Current Owners Bruichladdich Distillery Company Ltd.
(pronounced “Brook Laddie” meaning “Shorebank”)
Location Islay
Water source Private.
Stills 2 x wash stills and 2 x spirit stills.
Capacity per year 1,500,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

1881 Established by Robert, William & John Gourlay Harvey
1886 Distillery re-built and reopened under the Bruichladdich Distillery Co (Islay) Ltd(under Harvey family control)
1929 Silent until 1937
1938 Purchased by Hatim Attari, Joseph Hobbs and Alexander Tolmie and then soon after transferred to Associated Scottish Distillers Ltd (National Distillers of America)
1969 Acquired by Invergordon Distillers
1975 Another pair of stills added to original pair.
1993 Invergordon Distillers acquired by Whyted & Mackay
1995 Mothballed
2000 19th December 2000 bought by a small independent company of private individuals, headed by Mark Reynier, Gordon Wright and Simon Coughlin of Murray McDavid.
2001 29th May 2001 – first distillation after 5 months of refurbishment of the old existing machinery, much dating back to 1881. A new whisky, based on the original distillates from the end of the nineteenth century is the first: ”Port Charlotte”, heavily peated at 40 ppm.
2001 1st June 2001 – The Bruichladdich ”Valincher” available. 50 cls bottles filled by hand by the purchaser at the distillery – in person.
2001 8th July 2001 – First distillation run of traditional Bruichladdich, distilled at 10 ppm phenolic content.
2001 5th September 2001 Scottish launch of the new bottlings of Bruichladdich 10 fifteen and twenty un chill filtered, un coloured and reduced to 46% with Islay Spring water.