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Friday, 02/Jan/2009

Friday Islay Picture #87 - Lagavulin Distillery

Friday Islay Picture in stencil

Somehow I managed to ‘forget’ to post a Friday Islay Picture last week, I guess being away on Christmas holiday is a good enough excuse. Instead I had the Bowmore Islay Distillery Boiler Movie, I think an excellent one off replacement (not to forget the next instalments to look forward to). But this week it is back to normal service, as most of you will have come to expect it is time for a Friday Islay picture again:

Picture of Lagavulin Distillery at the shore of a small bay

The picture obviously shows Lagavulin Distillery at Lagavulin Bay on the south coast of Islay. Or as someone said earlier this week, One of my Eight favourite Buildings on Islay. But in this case also the source of a slight annoyance that has been bothering me for a long time now:

When I write about a distillery or post a picture of it I quite like to link to the website for it. Something I can't really do for Lagavulin (or Caol Ila, the other Diageo owned distillery on Islay for that matter). While the domain is registered to Diageo all it does is to redirect to the rather big corporate style website. There I have to find my way to a rather bland Lagavulin page (although I have to admit the blue boat slowly passing across the bay is a nice touch).

Come on, Diageo, is that the best you can do? All the other Islay distilleries have their own sites under their domains, Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Kilchoman and Laphroaig. Several of them with online communities, webcams and other interactive features.

I know the people working at the Lagavulin and Caol Ila distilleries and the Port Ellen maltings are great people, can we get a website to match and complement (or compliment?) them and their work?

OK, ‘rant’ over. Have a great weekend!

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