Feis Ile - A Festival of Malt and Music
29th May - 3rd June

Below is an excerpt of the distillery activity from the full
festival programme. For further information visit
the official festival pages here

Feis Ile is an established annual Folk Music festival based on Islay - this year the local distillers are increasing their activities during the festival to bring together a wonderful mix of 'Malt & Music'

Monday 29th May

Port Ellen Maltings 
Tours leave reception at 2pm - 3.30pm. Admission £5.

Whisky Tasting & Ceilidh, Ramsay Hall
7.30pm. Nosing Competition of uisge-beatha from 7.30- 9.00pm.Showing the wares of all the Islay and Jura distilleries. Entrance includes three free drams. £5

Ceilidh with Accordion and Fiddle Band 10pm, with artistes Bette Bell, Seamus Alex MacDonald, Eion Brown, Norma Munro and pipers Karen Brown & Alison MacTaggart. Ella Edgar Dancers. Chairman Hamish Mactaggart. £4 dance only. Oatcakes and shortbread courtesy of Walkers Aberlour and cheese from Islay Cheese Co.

Tuesday 30th May

Lagavulin Distillery 
Tours leave reception at 2pm & 3.30pm. Lagavulin Reception Centre, ‘Slides from Ann McGilvray’s Archives’. Chairman Iain MacPherson with songs from Libby Morris and Christine Brown. 8pm £4. Hospitality courtesy Lagavulin Distillery. 

Wednesday 31st May

Bowmore Distillery Day
10.30-11.30am. Super Tour of Bowmore Distillery - including a visit into the famous Black Bowmore vaults, followed by a dram of something special. Admission £3

8.00pm The Maggie - a showing of this golden oldie movie starring Paul Douglas is a firm favourite featuring Islay’s characters past and present and the fantastic contribution made by the puffers to the island’s way of life . Rex Hipple, who worked for Ealing Studios in the making of the film will share his reminiscences of film crews, cast and extras. Admission £4. Limited number.

10.30pm by a Taste of Bowmore & Islay Oysters. A tasting of some of Bowmore’s finest malts along with superb Islay Oysters. Film and Tasting admission £5 

Thursday 1st June

Laphroaig Distillery.
At 11am, Super Tour by the manager

Friday 2nd June

Caol Ila Distillery
Tours leave reception at 2pm & 3.30pm.

Bunnahabhain Distillery
Open for tours 2pm-5pm. 

Saturday 3rd June

Ardbeg Distillery.
Open all day. Famous Whisky Lunch menu incorporating local Carnival with Decorated Float Parade 6.30pm, on the theme ‘Millennium Bug’. Were you bugged??  Festival Queen - Islay Pipe Band Entertainment from - ‘Crooked Jack’ childrens entertainers, ‘Bootlegger’, stalls, bouncy castle, car boot. Floats assemble at pier at 6pm

Ardbeg | Bowmore | Caol Ila | Bruichladdich
Bunnahabhain | Lagavulin | Laphroaig | Port Ellen
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