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 These are sometimes referred to as 'vatted malts', though this term has been superseded by 'blended malt'.