Bruichladdich Distillery Co. Ltd

Two Linx CSL30 laser coders are delivering high quality codes and significantly reduced downtime for a premium Scottish whisky and gin producer.

The laser coders are used to apply a unique bottle number, and production date and time onto glass bottles at Bruichladdich Distillery Co. Ltd, based on the Isle of Islay in the Inner Hebrides.

The quality and permanent codes produced by the Linx CSL30 are enabling the company’s Botanist Islay Dry Gin bottles to meet the demands of their export markets for high-quality codes.

Installed in the bottle labeller, the Linx CSL30 laser coder can apply codes from a wide range of distances, ensuring easy integration into production lines. In Bruichladdich’s case, the laser is installed in the bottle labeller, which means the laser head has to sit further away, yet the quality of code remains high.

The company was so impressed with the quality of the code that they purchased a second Linx CSL30 laser coder for their malt whisky line.

“As a producer of premium spirits, it’s vitally important that the codes on our bottles are clear and sharp and in keeping with the brand’s expectations,” explains Jonathan Carmichael, Bottling Hall Manager at Bruichladdich.

“Another key factor in the decision to install a laser coder was the low maintenance required, meaning less downtime in production”.