Islay Whisky Festival 2019

Islay Whisky Festival

Join us at the greatest whisky festival on the planet in May 2019 at the Islay Whisky Festival!

Join us at the Islay Whisky Festival 2019

We can’t wait to be back on Islay in May 2019 for the greatest whisky show on Earth. In 209 the Islay Whisky Festival (often known as Feis Ile) will be from Friday 24th May to Saturday 1st June. Throughout this week long celebration of all things Islay whisky, each distillery will have their own open day with lots of activities such as distillery tours, tastings and masterclasses for all to enjoy.

Our Islay Whisky Festival 2019 Tastings

Once again I will be hosting a series of Islay Malt Whisky Masterclasses during the Islay Whisky Festival week. Our guests at our tastings enjoy a truly authentic experience. I was Distillery Manager at Caol Ila Distillery, when you attend one of my tasting events you will taste whiskies from all of the Islay distilleries and you’ll learn about the Islay distilling industry as a whole.

I have no links to any distilleries so my tastings give guests an unbiased look in to the distilling industry on Islay. We’ll be tasting some awesome drams , both proprietary bottlings and independently bottled drams.

If you would like to attend one of our Masterclasses, please keep an eye on our website for future updates on when the tastings will be.

Ultimate Islay Whisky Festival Experience 2019

Once again we will be hosting our week long Ultimate Islay Whisky Festival Experience at the Islay Whisky Festival 2019. We truly believe that we are offering a week long experience that is truly unique on Islay and of the highest standard. No other week long whisky tour of Islay is hosted by a former Islay Distillery Manager during the festival. This is the perfect opportunity for those enthusiasts wanting to get the most out of their Islay Whisky Festival Experience.

Islay Festival Accommodation Available – On Our All Inclusive Week Long Guided ultimate Islay Whisky Festival Experience

We will be hosting an exclusive, week long Ultimate Islay Whisky Festival Experience commencing Saturday 25th May 2019 for one week. We are working closely with one of the largest sporting estates on the island to offer this experience for up to 10 very lucky guests who are looking for the very best of what Islay has to offer during the greatest whisky festival in the world.

What Does The Ultimate Islay Whisky Festival Experience Include?

  • Luxury traditional farmhouse accommodation with stunning Islay mountain views and roaring fires
  • All food specially prepared for guests including a three course evening meal each day
  • Local estate and island produce included in meals such as Islay scallops, venison, woodcock and crab.
  • All transport to and from distillery events and transfers to and from the ferry or plane
  • A full itinerary of distillery tours and tastings
  • David Wood, former Caol Ila Distillery Manager as your host for the week
  • The opportunity to fish for wild brown trout on the loch adjacent to the house
  • Deer stalking as an optional extra

Contact Us

If you would like to enquire us about our Ulitmate Islay Whisky Festival Experience 2019, please fill in the form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible. Hurry, only two rooms left!

Exclusive Islay Whisky Festival Accommodation

Our guests will be staying in a very large traditional sporting estate house for the entire week. The house is very well equipped and has plenty of space so as to ensure that all guests have privacy. There are spectacular views across Islay from both the library and the dining room, the perfect rooms to relax and have a dram whilst looking for golden eagle and sea eagle which are regularly spotted nearby.

Islay Whisky Festival 2019 Distillery Events

There are currently 8 distilleries on Islay, and soon to be 9 once the new Ardnahoe Distillery is built. There is also a distillery on Jura, the neighbouring island, Jura Distillery. The other distilleries which will be holding special events throughout the week are Ardbeg, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Bowmore, Kilchoman, Laphroaig and Jura.

The distillery events programmes tend to be released a couple of months before the whisky festival commences. Once published, you will be able to book tickets for events at each distillery, but be sure to keep an eye out as they book up very quickly!

We hope to see you at one of our tasting events at the Islay Whisky Festival 2019!

Slainte and happy drams!



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