We believe in bringing you the best sustainable drinks brands the world as to offer, and we’re excited to kick off this series with a total gem on the magical isle of Islay.
Bruichladdich is located on the southwestern tip of the remote Hebridean island of Islay where they distil - Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte, & Octomore single malt whiskies.
Pronounced Brookh-lahddih, whisky has been made on the island since the 19th century, but the most recent incarnation started in 2001. With the addition of head distiller Adam Hannett, their house style is fruity and floral as opposed to the expected Islay smokiness. The Classic Laddie, in their iconic bold blue bottle, is symbolic of their unique approach to harnessing the local terroir to make the most interesting and sustainable drams currently on the market.
The term terroir is normally associated with wine production, but for Bruichladdich terroir matters as much as age. Through exploration of different barley types, as well as sourcing raw materials only from the island itself they produce some of the most natural and enjoyable spirits we’ve been lucky to share.
As the first B Corp certified distillery in Scotland, they are committed to as minimal and as positive an impact they can have on their surroundings. Setting an incredibly impressive decarbonisation target set for 2025 and their use of renewable energy, innovative and minimal packaging are industry leading. They are also actively involved in their local community which is an area of business stewardship we commend.
In the words of Bruichladdich “We believe in thinking big and starting small. We also make whisky.” The flavours, bold packaging and sustainable endeavours are big in spirit and we’re very glad indeed that they do make whisky!