Bruichladdich Black Art 4.1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Our philosophy Progressive
WE RESPECT THE PAST BUT DON’T LIVE IN ITS SHADOW.
WE BELIEVE IN INNOVATION AND PROGRESS, WHILE STRIVING TO CREATE INTRIGUING SPIRIT
A SPIRIT WITH FLAWLESS INTEGRITY AND PROVENANCE.
WE ARE CURIOUS AND RESTLESS
WE NEVER LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE
PATHFINDERS WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD.
We are proudly non-conformist. Our people is always been the way in these Western Isles Oirthir Gaidheal, the Coast of the Gaels, the land of the outsider.
WE BELIEVE THAT WHISKY SHOULD HAVE CHARACTER; AN AUTHENTICITY DERIVED FROM WHERE IT IS DISTILLED AND THE PHILOSOPHIES OF THOSE WHO DISTIL IT
However, at Bruichladdich, we believe the whisky industry has been stifled by industrialisation and self-interest. Furthermore, huge organisations have developed. They require a stable status quo to ensure that their industrial processes can run. For example, to maximum efficiency, producing the maximum product with the minimum input and variation, all to the lowest unit price. We reject this.
We believe that whisky should have character. In fact, it should has an authenticity derived from where it is distilled and the philosophies of those who distil it. Furthermore, a sense of place, of terroir that speaks of the land, of the raw ingredients from which it was made. We believe in variety, in chance, in progress, in irrationality, in a stubborn refusal to accept prescribed process; we believe in following the distilling Muse wherever it might take us.
Above all we believe the world needs an antidote to homogeneity and blandness. Since our first spirit ran from our stills on Sunday 27.05.01 we have been on an adventure sometimes a white-knuckle ride, but a journey that has seldom been dull, often a challenge, throughout a joy and a thrill. Our raw ingredients are paramount.
We use 100% Scottish barley – we believe it’s called “Scotch” for a reason. We are the major distiller of organic barley in Scotland and have been instrumental in support for organic farming in the single malt category. In 2010 we released the first single malt whisky to be made purely from Islay Barley, probably the first in the island’s history.