The most complex malts in the world are produced on Islay, heavy medicinal peaty and Smokey malts are the norm with a battle for the most heavy raging amongst millions of Islay fans, less than 25 years ago it would be hard to find people actively seeking out this regions malts, somehow the world woke up to the richness and heritage of this most challenging of all regions so much so distilleries that once stood silent opened up again along with a new distillery west of Bruichladdich called Kilchoman.