Ileach

Ardbeg’s Pirate Captain Sails Into the Sunset (Episode 857: February 7, 2021)

Mickey Heads retired recently after 13 years as Ardbeg’s distillery manager and four decades of work at distilleries on Islay...

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Bruichladdich’s Duncan McGillivray: 1952-2020

March 10, 2020 – Longtime Bruichaddich manager and Ileach Duncan McGillivray has died at the age of 68. McGillivray died...

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India’s Single Malt Whisky Pioneers…15 Years Later! (Episode 792: November 10, 2019)

15 years ago, two Indian entrepreneurs took a few bottles of their single malt whisky to Glasgow, just to see...

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About to Buy a Rare Whisky? It Could Be a Fake! (Episode 747: December 30, 2018)

2018 may go down in whisky history as the “Year of the Collector” as whisky collecting became popular not only...

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Diageo Juggles Distillery Managers Ahead of Port Ellen & Brora Revivals

May 24, 2018 – As thousands of whisky lovers descend on Islay for the annual Feis Ile, the Islay Festival...

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There’s Whisky History Behind That Wall! (Episode 676: January 14, 2018)

You never know what might be found behind the walls or under the floors of old houses and other buildings,...

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Ardbeg’s Native Ileach Mickey Heads (Episode 631: March 5, 2017)

Mickey Heads grew up about three miles from Islay’s Ardbeg Distillery, but the third-generation whisky maker never thought he’d wind...

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Scotch Whisky’s Tiger Gets Back to Work (Episode 627: February 5, 2017)

It’s hard for some people to retire. Jim McEwan says he was pacing around his home on Islay “like a...

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Episode 613: October 29, 2016

Distillery managers come and go at Lagavulin, but Iain McArthur is a fixture at the legendary Islay distillery. McArthur’s something...

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Episode 612: October 23, 2016

Lagavulin Distillery is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, and the Islay distillery hasn’t changed all that much over the...

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