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Join David Wood and Distilled Events during the Islay Whisky Festival 2017 for a series of exclusive Islay Single Malt Whisky Tastings at the Gaelic College, Bowmore. Tickets are on sale now.

ISLAY WHISKY FESTIVAL: Islay Malt Whisky Masterclass 2.30pm Session Tickets

ISLAY WHISKY FESTIVAL: Islay Malt Whisky Masterclass 6.30pm Session Tickets

I’m delighted that for the first time since being Distillery Manager at Caol Ila Distillery, I will be back on Islay during the festival, hosting independent tastings featuring whiskies from many different Islay distilleries. It isn’t very often during the festival that enthusiasts get the opportunity to compare and contrast a range of fine drams from numerous distilleries, and this is one of those very rare opportunities.


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You’ll get to taste some awesome drams and I’ll talk to you about my journey from severe whisky enthusiast to being manager at Islay’s largest distillery, via whisky retail and independent bottling, and what it is like to live and to work on this beautiful Hebridean island. Now that I am independent once more, I’m also able to treat you to a worts and all, behind the scenes, virtual distillery tour!

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We have put together a list of stunning drams for you to taste during the session. Here is what guests will taste:

Cadenhead’s Caol Ila 26 years old 50.9%

Cadenhead’s Bowmore 16 years old 48.2%

Chorlton Whisky Bunnahabhain 23 years old 46.3%

Queen of the Hebrides Bruichladdich 11 years old 64.8%

Port Askaig 8 years old 45.8%

As We Get It Islay 61.2%

Tickets are limited to a maximum of 40 per session, so please purchase yours now to avoid disappointment.

Please follow the links below to buy tickets:

ISLAY WHISKY FESTIVAL: Islay Malt Whisky Masterclass – 2.30pm session tickets

ISLAY WHISKY FESTIVAL: Islay Malt Whisky Masterclass – 6.30pm session tickets

Please share with your whisky friends! I hope I will see you on Islay in May!



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