The Islay Festival of Music and Malt Feis ile 2019 Program and exclusive bottles

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:

Updated Feb 15th  (New Laphraoig)

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

Bruichladdich – Sunday 26th May

Caol Ila – Monday 27th May

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

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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