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