Reserve Your Tickets For David Wood’s Masterclasses at The Islay Whisky Festival 2019

Caol Ila Distillery Manager

Whisky Tasting Masterclasses at The Islay Whisky Festival 2019

Once again former Caol Ila Distillery Manager David Wood will be hosting exclusive Islay Single Malt Whisky Masterclasses on Islay during the Islay Whisky Festival 2019. This is an opportunity to attend a tasting featuring drams from the different distilleries on Islay hosted by a former Islay distillery manager.

David has no links to any distilleries so his tastings give guests an unbiased look in to the distilling industry across the island of Islay. During the evening guests will be tasting some awesome drams, both proprietary bottlings and independently bottled drams. Most will be small batch releases and cask strength releases.

At the Islay Whisky Festival 2019 David will be hosting two masterclasses with a maximum of 32 guests at each. Spaces are very limited so if you would like to reserve tickets please be in touch as soon as possible. Both masterclasses will take place at Islay Studios in Bridgend Square at the following dates and times:

MONDAY 27TH MAY 6.30PM – TICKETS £40

TUESDAY 28TH MAY 6.30PM – TICKETS £40

If you would like tickets for either of these events please click the relevant link above or complete the contact form below.

Islay Whisky Festival 2019

The 2019 Islay Whisky Festival is set to begin on Friday 24th May and run for just over a week until Saturday 1st June. Just like last year, we will be hosting a number of whisky masterclasses. Our tasting events on Islay are very special because we show whiskies from each of the distilleries as we are not tied to any of them. Our tasting events are therefore biased to one thing, Islay whiskies!

Islay Whisky Festival 2019 Distillery Events

There are currently 9 distilleries on Islay, and soon to be 10 once the new Port Ellen Distillery is commissioned in 2020. 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, Ardnahoe, 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!

David

David Wood Islay

 

Reserve Your Tickets For David Wood’s Masterclasses at The Islay Whisky Festival 2019

Caol Ila Distillery Manager

Whisky Tasting Masterclasses at The Islay Whisky Festival 2019

Once again former Caol Ila Distillery Manager David Wood will be hosting exclusive Islay Single Malt Whisky Masterclasses on Islay during the Islay Whisky Festival 2019. This is an opportunity to attend a tasting featuring drams from the different distilleries on Islay hosted by a former Islay distillery manager.

David has no links to any distilleries so his tastings give guests an unbiased look in to the distilling industry across the island of Islay. During the evening guests will be tasting some awesome drams, both proprietary bottlings and independently bottled drams. Most will be small batch releases and cask strength releases.

At the Islay Whisky Festival 2019 David will be hosting two masterclasses with a maximum of 32 guests at each. Spaces are very limited so if you would like to reserve tickets please be in touch as soon as possible. Both masterclasses will take place at Islay Studios in Bridgend Square at the following dates and times:

MONDAY 27TH MAY 6.30PM – TICKETS £40

TUESDAY 28TH MAY 6.30PM – TICKETS £40

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RESERVE TICKETS FOR EITHER OF THESE EVENTS PLEASE COMPLETE THE CONTACT FORM BELOW. TICKETS WILL THEN BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER 1ST APRIL 2019.

Islay Whisky Festival 2019

The 2019 Islay Whisky Festival is set to begin on Friday 24th May and run for just over a week until Saturday 1st June. Just like last year, we will be hosting a number of whisky masterclasses. Our tasting events on Islay are very special because we show whiskies from each of the distilleries as we are not tied to any of them. Our tasting events are therefore biased to one thing, Islay whiskies!

Islay Whisky Festival 2019 Distillery Events

There are currently 9 distilleries on Islay, and soon to be 10 once the new Port Ellen Distillery is commissioned in 2020. 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, Ardnahoe, 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!

David

David Wood Islay

 

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!

David

 

Islay Whisky Festival 2018

Islay Whisky Festival

We had a great time during the Islay Whisky Festival 2018. We hosted Islay Malt Whisky Masterclasses for more than 120 whisky enthusiasts from around the globe at the Gaelic College in Bowmore and at Islay Studios gallery in Bridgend Square.

Islay Whisky Festival Accommodation

During the Islay Whisky Festival 2018, our group of guests on our Ultimate Islay Whisky Festival Experience stayed on the Dunlossit Estate in Luxury accommodation. They enjoyed 3 meals a day including a 3 course evening meal each day prepared by the talented Catriona McGillivray.

If you would like to enquire about joining us on the Ultimate Islay Whisky Festival in 2019 please complete the form at the bottom of this page!

Islay Whisky Festival Accommodation

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Ultimate Islay Whisky Festival Guests

This year on our exclusive trip we were joined by Andrew from Aberdeenshire, Dirk from The Netherlands, Alexander from Norway and Jon and Erez both from Manchester in England.

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Islay Whisky Festival Distillery Experiences

The guests picked up festival bottlings wherever they went, the hardest task being to queue right through the night at Bowmore Distillery for the chance to buy a 28 year old single cask Bowmore (only 212 bottles). They made it through the night and were each delighted to be able to buy bottles.

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Islay Whisky Tour

Islay Whisky Tour

If you would like to enquire about joining us on our Ultimate Islay Whisky Festival Experience in May 2019, please complete the form below and we will be back to you as soon as possible!

Looking For Accommodation At The Islay Whisky Festival 2018?

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Are you looking for accommodation at the Islay Whisky Festival 2018?

Join Our Guided Islay Whisky Festival Experience With Exclusive Accommodation Included

We are hosting a week long Guided Islay Whisky Festival Experience commencing Saturday 26th May 2018. We are delighted to be working very closely with one of the largest sporting estates on the island to offer the Ultimate Islay Whisky Festival Experience for up to 8 very lucky guests who are looking for the very best of what Islay has to offer during the greatest whisky festival in the world. Having lived and worked on Islay for many years, and having been Distillery Manager at Caol Ila Distillery, David Wood makes the perfect host for this very special trip.

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Whats Included In The Ultimate Islay Whisky Festival Experience?

  • Luxury traditional farmhouse accommodation with stunning Islay mountain views and roaring log fires
  • All food specially prepared for guests including a three course evening meal each day
  • 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 To Enquire About Joining Us

If you would like to enquire about this fantastic opportunity to be part of the Ultimate Islay Whisky Festival Experience or if you have any questions, please call David on 07875 405 980 or please complete the contact form below and we will reply very quickly.

 

Exclusive Islay Whisky Festival Accommodation

Our guests will be staying in a very large, comfortable, 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.

What Is The Cost Of The Ultimate Islay Whisky Festival Experience?

We think that this is an exclusive experience, an opportunity for you to join a small group of whisky enthusiasts at the greatest whisky festival in the world with an industry expert as your host for the week.

You will be staying in the very best of accommodation that the island has to offer and you won’t need to make any arrangements for food or transport whilst you are with us on Islay as it will all be provided for you. The price per head is £2365 and we think this represents incredibly good value for money.

Islay Whisky Tours

Islay Whisky Festival Distillery Experiences

I shall be putting together a comprehensive itinerary which will ensure that we visit each distillery on their open day during the week so that guests have the opportunity to buy special Islay Whisky Festival bottlings. We will then take part in tours and tastings at all of the distilleries.

Comprehensive Island Tour

During this exclusive trip to Islay, we will ensure that guests see as much of the island as possible in between distillery visits. We’ll take you to all of the islands beauty spots and site of historical interest.

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