It’s time for the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music, and that also means a bit of madness on the island…everything from sheepdog trials to a visit from the Mayor of Islay…the Islay in Peru. We’ll get a preview from Festival Chairperson Angus Rice on the festivities, while Laphroaig’s John Campbell, Ardbeg’s Stuart Thomson, and Bruichladdich’s Mark Reynier tell us about some of the distillery events — some traditional and others quite unusual — that make Feis Ile unique. In the news section, distiller Jim Cryle is bringing back a touch of Scotland’s rebellious days, and there’s a major auction of whiskies on the block in Keith.


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