A few key dates

1881 Bruichladdich Distiller is built on Islay by the Harvey brothers.
1994 Bruichladdich Distillery closes its doors.
2001 The distillery is reopened by Mark Reynier and Simon Coughlin. It is named Distillery of the Year for the first time.
2004 Bruichladdich grows barley on Islay for the first time.
2008 Barley is first sown on the Trièves plateau.
2009 The farm distillery of Domaine des Hautes Glaces is founded.
2010 Westland Distillery is founded.
  • Bruichladdich distillery joins Rémy Cointreau.
  • Release of the first Domaine des Hautes Glaces whisky aged in oak casks.
2013 The first American single malt is bottled by Westland.
2014 Bruichladdich launches its "Regional Trials" experiment, distilling the same variety of barley grown in the north, south, east and west of Scotland in an exploration of a Scotland-wide terroir.
  • Westland is named Craft Producer of the Year by Whisky Magazine.
  • Domaine des Hautes Glaces joins the Rémy Cointreau Group.
  • Westland joins the Rémy Cointreau Group.
  • The first crop of rye is grown on Islay by farmer Andrew Jones, thus introducing additional grains into the crop rotation. 7,500 trees are planted at Coultorsay.
2018 Matt Hofmann is named Master Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine
2019 Garryana 3/1 is named American Single Malt of the Year by Whisky Magazine.
  • Bruichladdich’s total workforce reaches 104 people, of which 80 are based in the Isle of Islay.
  • Domaine des Hautes Glaces new installations are brought into service, tripling the farm distillery’s production without changing its craft methods.