It is not every day you get the chance to have Scotch whisky shipped to you directly from the distillery itself, at least here in the U.S., anyhow. Some of Scotland’s distilleries have online shops set up to directly deliver to European and British doors, but as far as this former British colony goes, not so much. That’s changing for Bruichladdich, however, which just announced its ability to ship directly to most states their range of bottlings.
While this may not be particularly groundbreaking, given you can buy many of their Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Octomore expressions domestically, this is not the case with all of their whiskies, particularly some of their distillery exclusives and Micro-Provenance releases. Now you can, which is pretty darn cool if you ask us.
As for the specifics, Bruichladdich said they “are now fully compliant with current U.S regulations for private individuals importing alcohol into the USA.” Here are some things to note around this from them:
• Consignments are processed individually and are allocated tracking numbers
• All Consignments are sent forward with FDA forms lodged, An adult signature is required on receipt.
• Consignments are sent forward on a duty paid consolidation
• Each consignment is rated for duties and these are applied
• Consignments are fully trackable to their final delivery
The timing on this is great, in particular if you are a fan of the Micro-Provenance releases we mentioned above. This is a “digital tasting” program Bruichladdich holds with its fans worldwide, where you can participate in a live experience via various Internet channels with distillery officials. You can learn more about their latest release, and how to partake, over at their website.
Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and...