The Bruichladdich Distillery, built in 1881, the distillery had been deemed surplus to requirements in 1995 while under the ownership of White and Mackay and was closed. It remained so until 2001 when it was re-opened by a much smaller group who wanted to see the distillery come back to it's former glory.
Since then, Bruichladdich has produced whiskies in three styles: Bruichladdich(un-peated), Port Charlotte(Heavily peated, 40ppm), and Octomore(super-heavily peated,80+ppm). They have focused on transparency in whisky enabling people to trace the whisky back to the barley used to make it, some whiskies focused on 'Scottish Barley', some focused on 'Islay Barley', and some focused on single farms(e.g Rockside Farm).
Now owned by Remy Cointreau, they now have the backing to be able to expand the distillery and bring their whisky production the next level.