Bruichladdich (translated from the Gaelic as being "the brae by the shore") is the most westerly of all the distilleries in Scotland and is one of a family of richly flavored whiskies from the Western Isles. The Bruichladdich is one of the softest and most delicate of this rare and distinguished group. This unique Single Islay Malt is a combination of the island's pure water, the care of its craftsmen, the quality of barley and the subtle influence of the Atlantic Ocean. Since 1881 it has been produced in the same unchanging and unhurried manner. No one can fully explain what makes malt whiskey distilled on Islay so different. Experts regard it as a spirit apart, different in character and palate to the whiskies distilled on the Scottish mainland. A favorite of the islanders, the Bruichladdich, (pronounced Broo-ick-laddie) is a rich, full-bodied malt of smooth palate and with that unique character that makes an Islay Malt separate and special.