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Caol Ila from the sea

Feis Ile 2015 Day Three

Day three of the Feis is always a highlight. Caol Ila is the destination of choice and this year they put on a fabulous show – and even managed to steal the sun from Bruichladdich. We arrived at the sea front mid-morning and reacquainted ourselves with old friends; David, the manager and some of the tour guides at the distillery. We also bumped into the legendary Colin Dunn who was on fine form and looked after us well throughout the day.

The Line Up

Feis Ile 2015 Day Two

The second day of Islay is all about Bruichladdich. This year was Jim’s final tasting and what a selection of whiskies we sampled. When you start the morning with a 30 year old single cask you know you’re in for a cracking session. Many thanks to Bruichladdich and Jim et al for the event, it was simply wonderful. Here are some brief notes on a fabulous morning of superb whisky.

Lagavulin Distillery

Feis Ile 2015 Day One

A long day to begin the annual celebrations at the Feis Ile. We left Birmingham at 01:30 and via Derby made good time to Kennacraig and Islay. By the time we arrived the weather was turning and most of the day’s events were done, but we found time to pop into Laphroiag and Lagavulin to make a few purchases and enjoyed some brief chats with Colin and Andrew before finding out accommodation just outside Bowmore.