Islay Feis Ile Festival 2019 Bottles

Updated May 24th  (Lagavulin,Caol Ila)

Feis Ile 2019 may look far away now, but planning is in full swing. This is a rolling post that will try and follow the festival news, and most important : the distilleries and IB’s special festival bottlings you’re all so keen on 😉

currently the festival itinerary is as follows:

Distillery program 2019

Please note that the detailed programmes will follow.

Islay House – Friday 24th May

Port Ellen Maltings – Friday 24th May

Lagavulin – Saturday 25th May

Lagavulin 19 feis edition

The Lagavulin bottling has been matured in Refill Oak Casks and then sherry-treated freshly-charred American Oak Hogsheads before a final maturation in old European Oak puncheons. Hand-picked by Lagavulin’s esteemed distillery team the limited edition run of 6,000 bottles will be released with an ABV of 53.8%, and an RSP of £150. Available to purchase at Lagavulin distillery only.

Bruichladdich – Sunday 26th May

Bruichladdich have announced their Feis bottling, which will be a 12 year old Octomore named ‘Even Horizon’.

this is the OLDEST octomore released to date.
the whisky is made of ex-Oloroso and ex-PX sherry casks… {Fully matured in Fernando de Castilla Oloroso and PX sherry casks.}
and will retail at 175 GBP.
only 2,000 bottles will be available for purchase at the Laddie Shop.

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Caol Ila – Monday 27th May

The Caol Ila festival bottling is an ode to the Feis Ile, with a           limited edition run of 3,000 bottles at natural cask strength. Matured in sherry-treated freshly-charred American oak hogshead the whisky’s ABV sits at 58.4%, with an RSP of £130.
Available exclusively to purchase at Caol Ila distillery.

Islay Ales – Monday 27th May

Laphroaig – Tuesday 28th May

This year’s Cairdeas seems to be a return to the triple wood regime, and is named the same. having been aged in a trio of casks: Ex-Bourbon, Quarter casks, and Oloroso Sherry Butts. Bottle states 48% but most likely the exact strength will be different.

Ardnahoe – Wednesday 29th May

Bowmore – Wednesday 29th May

Kilchoman – Thursday 30th May

Bunnahabhain – Friday 31st May

Bunna will be selling 3 special bottlings

  • Bunnahabhain 1988 Champagne Finish (45%, 120 bottles), £450
  • this year’s 2nd release is a 2008 Mòine French Oak Finish and will be available at the distillery shop (1872 bottles)
  • The third and last bottling is a 2001 sauternes cask finish  (1,888) bottles  at  54.2% abv

Jura – Friday 31st May

Ardbeg – Saturday 1st June

Ardbeg is releasing ‘Drum’ which will be bottled at 46% abv (or 52% for committee members), aged in ex-Rum Casks..

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