Bruichladdich Distillery was established in 1881 on the Scottish island of Islay by the Harvey brothers, but eventually closed in 1994. In 2001, Mark Reynier, Simon Coughlin and then-Head Distiller Jim McEwan reopened it, with a vision to produce the world’s most thought-provoking spirits. Reconnecting land and dram, Bruichladdich single malts are distilled, matured, and bottled solely on the island. In 2012, the distillery was purchased by luxury, family-owned spirits company Remy Cointreau. In 2020, Bruichladdich became one of the world’s only distilleries, and the first Scotch whisky and gin distillery in Europe, to be B-Corp certified.
- Bruichladdich Distillery is committed to decarbonising production by 2025.
- The new design of Bruichladdich’s The Classic Laddie reduces the brand’s packaging CO2 emissions by 65%.
- The distillery is the largest private employer on the island and sources 52% of its total barley for production from 20 local farming partners.
- The distillery has developed a robust barley-buying programme, working directly with farmers to support soil health and find sustainable alternatives to modern farming practices.
- Bruichladdich Distillery is a certified Great Place to Work ® and named among the Best Workplaces for Women and Best Workplaces for Wellbeing.
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