FÈIS ÌLE 2024 INFO

The Distillery Days for 2024 are finally confirmed!
SATURDAY 25TH MAY
LAGAVULIN, ISLAY RUM AND
ISLAY WHISKY VAULT

SUNDAY 26TH MAY
BRUICHLADDICH

MONDAY 27TH MAY
CAOL ILA, ISLAY GIN AND ISLAY ALES

TUESDAY 28TH MAY
LAPHROAIG, PORT ELLEN DISTILLERY (PM),
INDIE WHISKY FÈIS ÌLE (3 SESSIONS)

WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY
BOWMORE, ARDNAHOE

THURSDAY 30TH MAY
KILCHOMAN, ISLAY WHISKY ACADEMY

FRIDAY 31ST MAY
BUNNAHABHAIN, JURA

SATURDAY 1ST JUNE
ARDBEG
COMMITTEE EVENT TICKETS - TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

FRIDAY 24TH MAY

FÈIS ÌLE OPENING EVENT

LOCATION
The Ramsay Hall, Port Ellen Playing Fields
TICKETED
No
START TIME
5:30pm
END TIME
10:30pm approx
TRANSPORT
No. Bus timetable will be posted here when announced.
EVENT INFO
Join us for the parade through Port Ellen and then be entertained with circus entertainment, live music, food and more! More details to follow

SATURDAY 25TH MAY

LAGAVULIN

LOCATION
LAGAVULIN DISTILLERY
TICKETED
No. Free general entry.
START TIME
10am
END TIME
5pm
TRANSPORT
Limited parking on-site.
EVENT INFO
Full programme and tickets for experiences expected mid-March.

ISLAY RUM

LOCATION
Islay Rum Distillery, Port Ellen
TICKETED
No. Free general entry.
START TIME
10am
END TIME
9pm
TRANSPORT
Public transport. No parking onsite.
EVENT INFO
TBC

ISLAY WHISKY VAULT

LOCATION
The Islay Whisky Vault, Islay House Square
TICKETED
Yes. Tickets are £10 and available here.
START TIME
1pm
END TIME
6pm
TRANSPORT
No. Bus timetable will be posted here when announced.
EVENT INFO
Come along to the inaugural Islay Whisky Vault Open Day in Islay House Square!
The entrance fee will be £10 which will include a tasting glass, lanyard with welcoming dram & lucky ticket which will provide an opportunity to win an Islay Whisky Vault Special Release Festival bottling!
On the day we will be offering a Special Fèis Ìle Release Islay Whisky Vault Single Cask, Cask Strength bottling! We will also have other exclusive Special Release Islay Whisky Vault Single Cask, Cask Strength bottles.
At the bar we will have a large range of old, rare & collectable Islay whiskies for sale along with Islay Ales.
Food will be available on the day including Bridgend Burgers, Scozzese Pizza, & Ma MacKinnon Soup.
There will be live music from local artists including pipe/drums, accordionist & singers.
There will be an auction of special Islay Whiskies in the afternoon with the proceeds going to charity. There will also be a raffle for a selection of Islay's finest malts. The open day will commence at 1pm & finish at 6pm - we hope to see you there!

OTHER EVENTS

THE FIRST FLING
The First Fling Ceilidh with the Midgies Ceilidh Band! Ramsay Hall, Port Ellen starting at 8pm.

Limited tickets on the door.

SUNDAY 26TH MAY

BRUICHLADDICH

LOCATION
BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY
TICKETED
TBC
START TIME
TBC
END TIME
TBC
TRANSPORT
TBC
EVENT INFO
TBC

OTHER EVENTS

COASTLINE TOUR
Join the Islay Sea Adventures Crew plus Florence and Douglas for a Fèis special! Pre-booked tickets only.

MONDAY 27TH MAY

CAOL ILA

LOCATION
Caol Ila Distillery
TICKETED
No. General entry is free.
START TIME
10am
END TIME
5pm
TRANSPORT
Car parking will available in the field at Keills with shuttle buses going down to the distillery, no parking on site.
EVENT INFO
Full info expected mid-March.

No age limit on entry. Over 18’s only on tastings and experiences. Dogs will be allowed on site. No dogs allowed on experiences or tours.

ISLAY ALES

LOCATION
The Brewery, Glenegedale, PA42 7AS. Across from Islay Airport.
TICKETED
General Entry Free
START TIME
10am
END TIME
6pm
TRANSPORT
No. Bus timetable will be posted here when announced.
EVENT INFO
Come and Join us to celebrate our 20th Year in our new brewery!

 Our Open Day is on the Monday 27th May and will be from 10am until 6pm at our new brewery site at The Brewery, Glenegedale!

General entry is free, and we will also have two sessions of our ‘Beer with the Brewer’ tour and tasting for £10. First session at 11am (click here for tickets) and second session at 3pm (click here for tickets) .

This will include a tour of the brewery and tasting of our core beer range (tasting is free). The two sessions will last for 1 hour and you get a Fèis Ìle goblet to use during the session and to take away with you.

We are also planning a brewery quiz, with prizes of different sizes of cases of beer. Times tbc
 
There will be food options and much more - we look forward to welcoming you!

ISLE OF ISLAY GIN

LOCATION
Isle of Islay Gin, Islay House Square
TICKETED
No. General entry free.
START TIME
12pm
END TIME
5:30pm
TRANSPORT
No. Bus timetable will be posted here when announced.
EVENT INFO
Event info will be posted on the Isle of Islay Gin website when ready.

OTHER EVENTS

THE ILLICIT DISTILLERS EXPERIENCE
Hear the story of the Illicit Distillers and re-create the making of the spirit! 2-4PM

Finlaggan Visitor's Centre. Pre-booked tickets only.
THE WHISKY NOSING AND CEILIDH
Pit your whisky wits against the rest of the Fèis crowd. Identify your Islay spirits by nose alone! Followed by the Pipe Band, Dancers and an Islay Ceilidh with local band Tàlan. Not to be missed!
 Pre-booked tickets only.

TUESDAY 28TH MAY

LAPHROAIG

LOCATION
LAPHROAIG DISTILLERY
TICKETED
No. Free general entry.
START TIME
10am
END TIME
4:30pm
TRANSPORT
TBC
EVENT INFO
No age limit on entry. Over 18’s only on tastings and experiences.
Dogs will be allowed on site. No dogs allowed on experiences or tours.

PORT ELLEN DISTILLERY

LOCATION
Port Ellen Distillery
TICKETED
TBC
START TIME
TBC
END TIME
TBC
TRANSPORT
TBC
EVENT INFO
TBC

THE INDIE WHISKY FÈIS ÌLE

LOCATION
The Ramsay Hall, Port Ellen
TICKETED
Yes, details below
START TIME
3 sessions, as below
END TIME
3 sessions, as below
TRANSPORT
No. Bus timetable will be posted here when announced.
EVENT INFO
Join the best of independent bottlers at the Indie Whisky Fèis Ìle!
There will be three sessions:
10am - 1pm. Tickets here.
2pm - 5pm. Tickets here.
6pm - 9pm. Tickets here.

Visit the Indie Whisky Fèis Ìle to meet a wide ranging group of independent bottlers showcasing some of the finest whiskies from Islay and Jura and beyond. There promises to be new releases exclusively available from the event as well as a wide range of exciting whiskies to try.
There's a record number of confirmed Independent Bottlers this year, including:
Douglas Laing
Dram Mor
Dramfool
Elixir Distillers
Lady Of The Glen
Little Brown Dog
Morrison Distillers
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Single Cask
Woodrow's Of Edinburgh


Food is also available at all sessions, provided by a local Islay Charity.

This session will feature Masterclass Tastings hosted by exhibitors, watch this space for further details and separate tickets.

All funds raised go back to the Fèis Committee to further their aims in the Community.
Over 18’s only. No dogs allowed.

OTHER EVENTS

THE ILLICIT DISTILLERS EXPERIENCE
Hear the story of the Illicit Distillers and re-create the making of the spirit! 2-4PM

Finlaggan Visitor's Centre. Pre-booked tickets only.
THE FOLK NIGHT
Our Traditional Folk Night - always one of the highlights of the week. Overflowing with local talent: singing, music, piping and usually a special guest or two!
Kindly hosted by Ardbeg Distillery, entry includes a pie and a pint. Pre-booked tickets only.

WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY

ARDNAHOE

LOCATION
Ardnahoe Distillery
TICKETED
No. General entry is free with a free dram included.
START TIME
12pm
END TIME
5pm
TRANSPORT
TBC
EVENT INFO
Information will be published here when announced, plus on the Ardnahoe Website, follow Ardnahoe on Instagram: @ardnahoedistillery

No age limit on entry. Over 18’s only on tastings and experiences. Dogs will be allowed on site. No dogs allowed on experiences or tours.

BOWMORE

LOCATION
Bowmore Distillery
TICKETED
TBC
START TIME
TBC
END TIME
TBC
TRANSPORT
TBC
EVENT INFO
TBC

OTHER EVENTS

THE ILLICIT DISTILLERS EXPERIENCE
Hear the story of the Illicit Distillers and re-create the making of the spirit! 2-4PM

Finlaggan Visitor's Centre. Pre-booked tickets only.
ROBIN LAING: A WHISKY FLAVOURED CONCERT
Whisky Flavoured Concert hosted by Robin Laing, the Whisky Bard. Songs of whisky and islands!

Pie and a dram included. Pre-booked tickets only.

THURSDAY 30TH MAY

KILCHOMAN

LOCATION
Kilchoman Distillery
TICKETED
Free Entry
START TIME
10am
END TIME
4:00pm
TRANSPORT
On-site free parking. There will be shuttle taxis running from the Strand throughout the day. No bookings, just first-come, first-served basis
EVENT INFO
Join Kilchoman at their Open Day! Free general entry plus there will be some ticketed events and masterclasses which will be released at the start of April.

For advance notification and information, sign up for free to become a Kilchoman Club Member here.

No age limit on entry. Over 18’s only on tastings and experiences. Dogs will be allowed on site. No dogs allowed on experiences or tours.

ISLAY WHISKY ACADEMY

LOCATION
Rhinns Hall, Portnahaven
TICKETED
TBC
START TIME
TBC
END TIME
TBC
TRANSPORT
TBC
EVENT INFO
TBC

OTHER EVENTS

THE MYSTERY BUS TOUR
Where will it go? Nobody knows! (Except us of course...) Three course meal and drams included.
 Pre-booked tickets only.

FRIDAY 31ST MAY

BUNNAHABHAIN

LOCATION
Bunnahabhain Distillery
TICKETED
No. General entry is free.
START TIME
10am
END TIME
5pm
TRANSPORT
Shuttle bus available from Persabus Farm, parking available at Persabus field at the head of Bunnahabhain road
EVENT INFO
Full info expected towards the end of March.

No age limit on entry. Over 18’s only on tastings and experiences. Dogs will be allowed on site. No dogs allowed on experiences or tours.

JURA DISTILLERY

LOCATION
Jura Distillery
TICKETED
No. Free general entry
START TIME
10am
END TIME
8pm (TBC)
TRANSPORT
Free Shuttle busses consistently running from Jura Ferry to Jura Distillery & Return Journeys. Booking not necessary.
EVENT INFO
Expected programme release March. Information will be posted to www.jurawhisky.com

No age limit on entry. Under 18’s only on tastings and experiences.

Dogs will be allowed on site. No dogs allowed on experiences or tours.

OTHER EVENTS

THE CLOOTIE DUMPLING CEILIDH
Hosted by Ella Edgar's Highland Dancers, a family friendly ceilidh for all ages. Licensed bar.

SATURDAY 1ST JUNE

ARDBEG

LOCATION
Ardbeg
TICKETED
TBC
START TIME
TBC
END TIME
TBC
TRANSPORT
TBC
EVENT INFO
TBC

OTHER EVENTS

THE FINAL FLING WITH BEAT THE DRUM - THE RUNRIG EXPERIENCE
Welcome 'Beat the Drum - The Runrig Experience' as part of their UK tour.  33 years after Runrig themselves played the festival, we're delighted to welcome Scotland's premier Runrig tribute act!

No tickets available on the door. Must purchase in advance.
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