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Feis Ile 2011

Postby Drammed » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:12 pm

Does anyone have the listing of the hosting distilleries for the 2011 Feis Ile festival? I tried to go onto their website but i can not seem to access it from Canada or the USA. I booked a hotel (B&B) for 3 nights and I was wondering which places i'll see.

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Re: Feis Ile 2011

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:58 pm

The normal open day lineup is:

1st Saturday - Lagavulin
Sunday - Bruichladdich
Monday - Caol Ila
Tuesday - Laphroaig
Wednesday - Bowmore
Thursday - Kilchoman/Jura
Friday - Bunnahabhain
2nd Saturday - Ardbeg

If you wan't to attend any of the events you will need to be really on the ball as they sell out in a flash. Of course the distilleries are open outside the open days, with the exceptional case like Bruichladdich which closes on the Monday to allow staff to recover.
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Re: Feis Ile 2011

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:02 pm

By the way I won't say enjoy as it is impossible not to.
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Re: Feis Ile 2011

Postby Drammed » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:06 pm

Thanks Willie.

That looks like the same lineup as last year. Is it the same every year?
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Re: Feis Ile 2011

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:13 pm

It hasn't changed for years.
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Re: Feis Ile 2011

Postby Drammed » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:19 pm

I got my hotel. I just need to get my hands on some tickets now.

thx Willie
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Re: Feis Ile 2011

Postby corbuso » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:58 pm

Drammed wrote:I got my hotel. I just need to get my hands on some tickets now.

thx Willie

For the information, you can go to: http://www.whisky-news.com/En/Events.html and click on the Feis Ile. It will open the link to the official page of festival.

Have fun on Islay!

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Re: Feis Ile 2011

Postby Wave » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:29 am

The Port Ellen Malting Floors tour is on Monday. If your there then it's a worthwhile tour specially if your a Port Ellen fan (like me).

Have a great time at the Feis!


Cheers!
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Re: Feis Ile 2011

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:07 pm

The Direct link to the Distillery Events.......
http://www.theislayfestival.co.uk/whisky.html

Music Events......
http://www.theislayfestival.co.uk/music.html

And for you Heavy Rock fans.....

Saturday 21st May

Powerage and guests, Ramsay Hall, Port Ellen, 9pm - 1am. One of the UK's premier tribute bands to rock supergroup AC/DC
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Re: Feis Ile 2011

Postby Drammed » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:25 pm

Thanks guys,

I can't seem to get the pages to open for Canada but i thank you anyway. I will be arriving on Islay on the evening of monday may 23 and leaving the morning of thursday may 26th so I really have 2 full days to explore the island. I believe that would be the Laphroaig and Bowmore hosting days. Not my favourites but it will give me a chance to see the rest of the island too :iwbrnt:
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Re: Feis Ile 2011

Postby corbuso » Tue May 10, 2011 12:35 pm

Does any knows which bottles will be released for the Festival?
I have seen the news for the Kilchoman bottling and the 2 Bowmore, but nothing else.

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Re: Feis Ile 2011

Postby Drammed » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:10 pm

I picked up 2 of the Ardbeg PX Feis bottlings while I was there. Should be interesting to try them out
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Re: Feis Ile 2011

Postby WhiskyTastingClub » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:07 pm

the arbdeg bottles did not sell out on the dayt, (there were 1200 this year), I know someone who phoned up the shop direct and bought one this week. Despite that, they are selling for £250+ on ebay, so worth giving Jackie a ring if you want one! I think its really interesting whisky, not sure how much I like it yet but its interesting.

We are doing a tasting pack of the festival bottlings, choose seven for £65+£2.95 postage, 50ml of each.

http://www.thewhiskytastingclub.co.uk/i ... asting.php

or mix and match your own choice
-Ardbeg; £13.
distilled 1998, bottled 2011 at 55.1% abv. 1200 bottles. Sherry matured.
-Bowmore; £7.50.
Laimrig. Aged 15 years, 54.4% abv. 500 bottles. Sherry finish.
-Bruichladdich; £6.50.
18.06.98: Ancien Regime. Aged 12 years, 46%. 2000 bottles. 100% Bourbon casks. 11.09.01: Renaissance. Aged 9 years, 46%. 2000 bottles. 100% Bourbon casks.
-Bunnanahbain; £11.50.
130th Anniversary Limited Edition. Aged 14 years, 59.6%. 472 bottles. Cognac finish.
-Caol Ila; £11.50.
Cask 301,696. Aged 11 years, 64.3% abv. 600 bottles. Bodega casks.
-Kilchoman; £10.00.
Aged 5 years, 59.5% abv. 500 bottles. Sherry finish (4 months)
-Lagavulin; £11.50.
Cask 1715, aged 13 year old, 51% abv. Bourbon casks.
-Laphraoig; £6.50.
Cairdeas Ileach Edition. Aged 8 years, 50.5% abv. Bourbon casks

(we have all eight, but can only fit seven in a pack). Mail pat@thewhiskytastingclub.co.uk to order.

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