The Bruichladdich Distillery has been making artisan single malt Scotch whisky since 1881 on the Isle of Islay in the UK. As the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, you may not expect the island's 620 square kilometers (239 square miles) to be the ideal habitat for electric cars.

Apparently, though, the Nissan Leaf works out quite well for Mark Reynier, managing director at the distillery. The island's inhabitants are also benefited, says Reynier, by Nissan's Power Control System, which allows the Leaf's high-capacity lithium ion battery to power other devices – important when a single storm can completely cut the island's link to the outside world.

Watch Reynier describe how the Nissan Leaf has improved his life and his distillery in the video below. And, if you're interested in other ways to use Bruichladdich's whisky as a biofuel, you can also watch James May run a Radical SR4 race car on the spirit in a separate video.




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      jonwil2002
      • 2 Years Ago
      Any true scotch aficionado would have your head if you even suggested that you were planning to use a single malt scotch as fuel for anything.
      unfined
      • 2 Years Ago
      I highly recommend Bruichladdich. It is my favorite Islay distillery. I had the pleasure of being there just after Reynier and co acquired it. Beautiful place, beautiful whisky! Mc Ewan is a master! I think I like the race car better than the Leaf!
        Carpinions
        • 2 Years Ago
        @unfined
        Very much agree. It's a plucky brand that moves to its own tune. I really would like a shot at tasting their entire line, but alas, I've only tasted the more financially approachable stuff.
      LBJ's Love Child
      • 2 Years Ago
      Considering that most Islay whiskey tastes like diesel oil and seawater, this surprises me.
        Sixten.Sason
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LBJ's Love Child
        Bruichladdich's kinda different from the peat-monsters that Islay's met famous for. It's a much more delicate and complex dram, although they also make the Port Charlotte and Octomore brands to keep the peat lovers happy. I was on Islay last month and saw this zipping around. Took me a while to discover it belonged to the 'laddich bunch.
        JR
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LBJ's Love Child
        ...and a nice lithium finish.
      adika3z
      • 2 Years Ago
      nissan leaf car is toooo UGLY design, not need it
      Carpinions
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very interesting news from my favorite name in Scotch.
      Mandy Frod
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Tom Morrissey
      • 2 Years Ago
      What makes this Scotch artisan? Why does everybody now use the term artisan for everything?