Lagavulin has a history going back to 1816, with the opening of the first legal distillery on Islay. The distillery is now owned and operated by the Diageo Group and produces the celebrated single malt, the peatiest and smokiest of them all. The flagship brand is the 16 year old, matured for longer than other single malts, using barley that's been exposed to much more smoke than usual: the result is intense, and prized by whisky fans. 12 year old is a special release with a sweeter overall character, and Distillers Choice has had an extra maturation in sherry casks to make it mellower than the 16 year old.
- Open since: 1816
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Bria Skonberg/brian Kellock Duo
Bria plays trumpet like a red hot devil, and sings like a dream (Wall Street Journal). Opening the Festival she is joined by the thrilling and mercurial pianist Brian Kellock.
Fri 13 Sep
£15 / 01496 302749
Colin Steele Quartet Play Joni Mitchell
The trumpeter has been inspired by the quirky, romantic, disillusioned and joyful tunes written by one of the greatest songwriters of the past 50 years, Joni Mitchell. Steeles take on Mitchells tunes glow and sparkle with warmth and affection, with David Milligan (piano), Calum Gourlay (bass) and Alyn Cosker (drums).
Fri 13 Sep
£18 / 01496 302749
Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood
Multi award-winning vocalist, Jacqui Dankworth, is joined by acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood, for a unique concert of duets celebrating a century of jazz song. Inspired by some of the great musical partnerships, such as Ella Fitzgerald Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington Billy Strayhorn, George Ira Gershwin.
Sat 14 Sep
£20 / 01496 302749
Mingus Ah Um + Dave Milligan Solo
Six young musicians from the Glasgow School pay homage to one of the giants of jazz: Charles Mingus. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of his album Mingus Ah Um they put their own spin on his iconic album. Opening the concert, pianist, David Milligans crossover interest between traditional music and jazz creates music of…
Sat 14 Sep
£12.50 / 01496 302749
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