COLOUR: Pale Gold.
BODY: Light to medium.
FINISH: Short to medium with lingering sweetness.
CASK TYPE: Refill Sherry Hogsheads.
STYLE: Light Fragrant Islay Malt.
AROMA WITHOUT WATER: Floral with hints of violet , set honey, orange and pear aromas complemented by subtle menthol notes.
TASTE WITHOUT WATER: Peppery to begin with fresh green apple, lychee and orange zest flavours complemented by a cocoa edge.
AROMA WITH WATER: Floral violet with ripe banana, orange and milk chocolate notes which combine with charred oak.
TASTE WITH WATER: Peppery with ripe banana, green apple, melon and honey flavours. A smooth charred oak edge to finish.
OWNER: BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY COMPANY LTD
LOCATION: PORT CHARLOTTE
WATER SOURCE: OCTOMORE SPRING
Bruichladdich (meaning the 'brae by the shore') was built in 1881 by Robert, William and John Gourlay Harvey.
The distillery moved through several hands before 1969, when it was bought by Invergordon Distillers as part of a programme designed to create an integrated distilling group.
In 1975 an additional 2 stills were added to the original pattern, thus enlarging the mash-house and tun-room and taking capacity far beyond the original design.
In 1994, however the distillery was mothballed. In 2000 the distillery was purchased by Murray McDavid and is now back in production.