Best of British – December 2013 – Bruichladdich Distillery

DistilleryatNight 2 1024x682 Best of British   December 2013   Bruichladdich DistilleryThere is such an abundance of exceptional distilleries and producers cropping up in the UK now, that here at The Vineyard we wanted to give you the opportunity to taste the best of them. Each month throughout 2013 we’ve been with a different distillery to showcase the best of what Britain has to offer. This month we introduce Bruichladdich Distillery.

Close up of dram in glass 150x150 Best of British   December 2013   Bruichladdich DistilleryThe people of the Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay, Scotland have always been the mavericks of the Scotch whisky world. The founders have a background in the wine trade and because of this their way of thinking has always been a little different.

They produce a number of different styles & expressions at their distillery on the southern coast of Islay. We have chosen to focus our cocktails on just a couple. Their Islay malt & The Botanist gin.

Along with this we have sourced two of their most sought-after expressions; Octomore, which is renowned for being the peatiest whisky in existence and the newest edition of Black Art, which is a very special secret bottling from their master blender taken from the depths of their ageing house. This is a closely guarded secret and an exceptional whisky, every time.

Jim with Port Charlotte casks 2 150x150 Best of British   December 2013   Bruichladdich DistilleryMany people enjoy whisky on its own, sometimes with ice and sometimes with water, but we have made a fantastic winter warmer from their magnificent Islay Malt; the Islay Flip. We have some of the rest of the range to sample on our display so please do let us know if you would like a taste.  Alternatively, please see page 10 of our Bar List for The Botanico – a great twist on a gin & tonic.

Islay Flip
Bruichladdich Islay Malt, Frangelico, plum infused Sake and yogurt liqueur

The Botanico
The Botanists gin stirred with lime, mint, sugar and ginger ale

Cheers

David Coveney
Head Barman