Cheers to a decade of distilling

Mickey Heads from Ardbeg

Want to read more?

We value our content and access to our full site is only available with a  subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device.  In addition, your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Just want to read one issue? No problem you can subscribe for just one week (or longer if you wish).

Already a subscriber?


Problems logging in and require
technical support? Click here
Subscribe Now

It is 10 years since Ardbeg’s Mickey Heads took charge of the single malt distillery on Islay.
In 2007, when Mickey was appointed, Ardbeg was a very different place from the one the malt’s following knows today.
Saved by the Glenmorangie Company only a decade previously, it would require years of devotion to complete the distillery’s resurgence. With Islay native Mickey at the forefront, however, Ardbeg has gone from strength to strength.
In honour of Mickey’s decade, the distillery calls on whisky fans to join in a three cheers, with a nose, taste and toast.
Ardbeggians are invited to film and share their cheers with the hashtag #3cheers, to be part of a special anniversary surprise for Mickey which the distillery is keeping under wraps for now.