Ardbeg has announced that Colin Gordon will take over as distillery manager after incumbent Mickey Heads retires in October.

Lagavulin distillery’s year-long 200th anniversary celebrations conclude with the sale of 520 bottles of a special limited edition 1991 expression, which will be sold via a special ballot.

Diageo has launched a special limited edition bottling of Lagavulin Eight Year Old in honour of Britain’s most famous Victorian whisky writer, Alfred Barnard.

Diageo has announced special cask strength bottlings of Lagavulin and Caol Ila for this year’s Islay Festival of Malt & Music.

Diageo has been named Distiller of the Year 2014 by Whisky Magazine.

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