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Bruichladdich Distillery

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Address: Bruichladdich PA49 7UN , Scotland
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+44 1496 850190
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

We are an innovative Islay distillery producing unpeated Bruichladdich,...

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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A group of six of us visited the tour yesterday at 1pm and really enjoyed it. Tour guide and hospitality were spot on.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A group of six of us visited the tour yesterday at 1pm and really enjoyed it. Tour guide and hospitality were spot on.

Thank Kilby123
phoenix az
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here in April and the tour was great. They use many original machines to operate the distillery and give you lots on information about the process. They also allow pictures through which is nice. I had never tried their whisky before but after the tour and tasting I am a fan. This is by far the best tour... More 

Thank dazisaac
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent tour led by Mary, as I was the only visitor it was very much tailored to me rather than a "standard" tour. The moral there is ask questions and they'll be answered with a smile and a lot of knowledge. Amazing tour and whisky that tastes like no other. Love the philosophy behind the brand that shows through... More 

Thank Neil C
Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents and I visited Bruichladdich Distillery after recommendation and it was great. The visit took about 1h30 and was very interesting as the distillery although now part of a big group still works with very old machines and quite independently. A must oN the island

Thank Milouje
Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in here to take a look at the historic building and to taste the gin. We were made most welcome and spent time soaking up the atmosphere. Well worth the visit.

Thank lakelover908
Kirchheimbolanden, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Botanist Tour is, I guess, a relatively new tour around Bruichladdich distillery - the only whisky distillery with a (fabulous) gin in its portfolio. Tour guide Heather led us around the distillery to the Lomond still "Ugly Betty" (obviously the "beast ;-)), giving interesting insights into its latest history and the idea behind and the process of making gin.... More 

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for just a tasting rather than a tour and were made just as welcome. There is a lovely shop and very friendly staff who were more than happy to let us taste both the whisky and the distillery's gin, which we subsequently bought to bring home. Thoroughly recommend a visit!

Thank DavManNorwich
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tasting in the warehouse! Had 3 drams and I loved them! Heather was very good host with her expertism and she seem to had answer to every question. Even the group was quite big, she created very nice and warm athmosphere (Yes, it was not only the whisky!!) and we laughed a lot. Staff at the visitor centre were... More 

Thank Ville R
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been many times to Bruichladdich and I've done different kinds of tours. No matter which experience you choose, you'll never be disappointed. My cousin and I just went for a Warehouse tasting today and we had a wonderful time. We got to taste a 27 year old Bruichladdich whisky, a 14 year old Port Charlotte and a 12 year... More 

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked on the Warehouse experience and were not disappointed - a very knowledgable staff member walked us through the history and talked about the tastings. Would definitely recommend!

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