Feis Ile 2013

As you may have noticed from the flurry of whisky posts, the end of May saw Feis Ile, the music and whisky festival on the sparkling Hebridean island of Islay. A small island with eight distilleries squeezed onto it, all flinging their doors open and welcoming the hoards inside. I blogged each open day as… Read more »

Feis Ile: Ardbeg

Ardbeg marked the final day of the Islay Festival; in common with Lagavulin at the start of the week it was a little quieter than other distilleries, as some people had early flights or ferries to catch. Happily, we had a late afternoon sailing! Rather cunningly, as well as the distillery open day, Ardbeg declared… Read more »

Feis Ile: Kilchoman

From the oldest distillery on Islay to the youngest; Kilchoman was founded in 2005, and on our first visit barely a year later they obviously didn’t have any whisky for us – they did however have an excellent little cafe with some tasty cake instead. Fast forward a few years and the cafe (and cake!)… Read more »

Feis Ile: Bowmore

The half way point of the week marks the open day of Bowmore, Islay’s capital and home of the oldest official distillery on the island. The day was a relatively low key affair, once you fought your way past the enormous queue of folks buying the festival bottling. We didnt stay for the whole day,… Read more »