Bruichladdich Distillery is neither the biggest nor the most famous, but it is essential to all those who live within a 5 kilometer radius of this small village on Islay. The whisky produced here are not entirely unknown, but beside Bowmore, Lagavulin and Laphroaig, they occupy a small niche. The whiskey, produced here since the nineteenth century, is a little smoother than many others. There are many different variations on offer, and they even make their own gin. The standard range of whiskey are smoked, un smoked and intensely smoked (the latter can be a bit much for people who aren't used to whiskey).