Bruichladdich believe terroir matters- they are the only major distillery to distil, mature and bottle all of their whisky on Islay- All of the time.  The distillery has made commitments to Islay farmers who now grow barley exclusively for them, enabling a single malt from 100% Islay barley for perhaps the first time in the island’s history.  At Bruichladdich, there are no computers, no technicians in white coats, but over a century of combined experience in the team of artisans and a faith in the equipment their predecessors installed and which still runs today- One wash still from 1881, recently renovated, may be the oldest in Scotland. Join our Bruichladdich Australia Facebook Community


This Single Malt Scotch whisky has been crafted from individually selected casks to showcase the classic, floral and elegant Bruichladdich house style.  Unpeated.  Made from 100% Scottish Barley, trickle distilled, then matured for its entire life by the shores of the Lochindaal in premium American Oak.  No added colouring, non-chill filtered.


2011 Islay barley release is distilled from barley grown on six western and central Islay farms. The spirit has been matured in a combination of 75% first fill American whiskey casks, 10% first fill Rivesaltes wine casks and 15% second and third fill sweet wine casks.


We believe an “Islay” whisky should live and breathe the fresh salt tang of Islay air, all its life. This is not a spirit distilled on the island and immediately shipped off to the mainland to mature in some undisclosed warehouse. This 10-year-old Port Charlotte has been conceived, distilled, matured and bottled on Islay alone. We are a young team with deep-rooted values, and an ambition to make the ultimate “Islay” Islay whisky. A whisky made by people not software; a whisky watched over every day of its maturing life by those who made it; a whisky born of a community, of a vision and a burning desire to kick start a single malt whisky revolution. This Port Charlotte 10-yearold is who we are. This is where we’re from.


We believe in barley, in its origins and its provenance. To us, barley is the essence of single malt whisky, a living expression of the land that nurtured it. Many other distillers source it from global markets at the best price – a mere commodity. In 2004, backing our drive for the ultimate “Islay” Islay single malt, farmer Raymond Stewart grew barley for us at Kentraw, just a mile from the distillery. His harvest was then malted and distilled separately – we believe the first time ever an Islay single malt had been made exclusively from 100% Islay grown grain. Today, the heavily peated malt for this new dram has been created from harvests brought home from three Islay farms, by Raymond and his farming colleagues Neil McLellan and Raymond Fletcher. The resulting rich, aromatic Port Charlotte wash was trickle distilled in our Victorian Stillhouse during 2011. Moving forward we now have 19 farmers who have made the commitment to grow for us and to whom we are equally committed. This Islay barley is who we are. This is where we’re from.


Distilled from Scottish barley in 2013, Octomore 10.1 is the benchmark of the 10s series. Deliberately stripped back to an ex-American oak maturation, aged just 5 years old, the .1 edition exposes the structure and presence of the Octomore spirit.

Octomore 10.3

Distilled in 2013 from the 2012 harvest, the Octomore 10.3 has been brought home by farmer James Brown. Taking on the challenge of growing Islay Barley, he braces the conditions of the wet and wild west coast to combine an exploration of Islay terroir and stratospheric smoke.

Octomore 10.4

Octomore has challenged convention since its conception in 2008. While many preconceived ideas have been overturned, perhaps the most provocative stigma to be shattered is that which surrounds age. Does older necessarily mean better? Distilled in 2016 from the 2015 harvest, this Octomore at three years old is the youngest ever released but perhaps the most impressive.