The Isle of Islay is known for its peaty whiskies. For there is a great abundance of peat on the island, and because electricity reached Islay so late, peated was relied upon as a staple source of fuel. But there is so much than just peat to be found. To the north the whiskies are more fruity: Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain both exhibit this style beautifully. To the South there are those three bastions of phenolic power: Lagavulin, Laphroaig and Ardbeg. Then there is Bowmore to the centre, which enjoys a halfway house between the fruity, lighter drams of the north, and the peat rich whiskies of the south. A blended malt whisky is a whisky blended from more than one single malt. This differs to blended whisky, for there is no grain spirit in a blended malt. These are sometimes referred to as 'vatted malts', though this term has been superseded by 'blended malt'.
Blended Malt Whisky In Other Regions
Other Islay Styles
Other Whisky Styles