While it is best known for its unpeated whisky, produced since their own maltings closed in 1963, it has been producing small amounts of smoky spirit, originally destined for Black Bottle and other blends, for years. The smoky make, named Margadale after a nearby ruined village, once Islay’s busiest trading post, Islayhas boosted the distillery’s prominence on Islay and introduced many more drinkers to both its peated and unpeated whiskies.