Fèis Ìle 2021 – Programme und Abfüllungen für das Online Festival

Wie bereits angekündigt wird auch dieses Jahr das „The Islay Festival of Music and Malt“ – das Fèis Ìle 2021- wieder Online stattfinden wie bereits im letzten Jahr. Langsam werden erste Details verkündet und die ersten Abfüllungen werden angeboten. Wer ein Tasting Pack haben möchte oder eine Flasche muss dann wohl wieder schnell sein. Aber auch ohne die spezielle Abfüllungen hat mir das Festival letztes Jahr auch Online sehr gut gefallen.

Ich werde ich auch dieses Jahr meine Zusammenfassung erstellen, dann hat man etwas über die Jahre zum Nachlesen, denn die „alten“ Programme verschwinden sonst aus dem Netz. Ich werde dafür diesen Artikel aktualisieren, sobald ich neue Programme oder Abfüllungen mitbekommen habe. Die meist aktuellste Seite ist die vom Festival selber, aber manche Destillerien nutzen andere Kanäle und dann kann es schon mal zu spät sein. Diesen Artikel werde ich regelmäßig aktualisieren. Sag Bescheid, wenn Du Neuigkeiten hast, die hier ergänzt werden sollen!

Das Festival findet dieses Jahr vom 28.05.-06.06.2021 statt. Letztes Update der Infos: 26.05.2021 (Links ergänzt, Bunna, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Bowmore, Caol Ila, Lagavulin Flaschen… / Programme: Kilchoman, Caol Ila, Lagavulin // Festival Programm als PDF! Lagavulin & Caol Ila Abfüllungen, Bruichladdich).

Distillery Open Day & Programme – Fèis Ìle 2021

  • Freitag, 28.05.: Ardnahoe – Hidden Webseite
  • Samstag, 29.05.: Lagavulin – Festival – Webseite ( mit Caol Ila)
  • Sonntag, 30.05.: Bruichladdich – Infos auf Facebook oder Instagram oder hier im Text (Timetable)
  • Montag, 31.05.: Caol Ila Festival – Webseite ( mit Lagavulin), Islay Ales und Nerabus
  • Dienstag, 01.06.: Laphroaig – Webseite (extern)
  • Mittwoch, 02.06.: Bowmore – Webseite (extern), siehe Text (Input von Gavin)
  • Donnerstag, 03.06.: Kilchoman – Fèis Ìle 2021
  • Freitag, 04.06.: Bunnahabhain – Ausführliches Programm auf der Webseite / auf Facebook ist ein Hinweis
  • Samstag, 05.06.: Ardbeg – Hinweis auf Facebook – Link auf die Ardbeg Day Webseite
  • Sonntag, 06.06.: Jura, Lussa – Jura via Instagram

Das komplette Festivalprogramm mit allen Veranstaltungen als Weblinks oder als PDF zum Download. Hinweis: die meisten Zeiten sind BST, d.h. Du musst eine Stunde drauf rechnen. Im Zweifel frühzeitig prüfen!

Fèis Ìle 2021 Bottlings

Yoav ist ein befreundeter Blogger, der hier einen Artikel mit allen Flaschen pflegt und meist schneller (und spekulativer) ist als ich: Islay Fèis Ìle Festival 2021 Bottles.


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  • Lagavulin Fèis Ìle 2021, 13yo, 6.000 Flaschen, 54.4%, 160.- GBP 
    The Lagavulin bottling has been matured in refill American Oak casks and finished in high char Port-seasoned casks. The limited edition run of 6,000 bottles will be released with an ABV of 54.4%, and an RSP of £160 per 70cl. Available to purchase at Lagavulin Distillery and

Mehr Details werden erst bei dem Live-Event verraten: via Facebook Termin und Webseite

Info ab wann die Festival Abfüllung erhältlich ist: „the festival exclusive bottles will be available at the Lagavulin distillery shop from 29 May and online on from 1 June with a pre-sale for subscribers at 2pm (BST) 31 May.  Full details of the bottlings are still to be revealed.

Programminfo: „On 29 May, from 7pm  the Lagavulin Distillery warehouse will play host to an evening of performances by Scottish singers, Joy and Andrew Dunlop and the Niall Kirkpatrick Ceilidh Band. Attendees, who can tune in to the virtual event via the Lagavulin Facebook page, will also get an exclusive first look at the highly anticipated festival bottling. The live stream will also feature an adventure on Islay’s surrounding sea, a hike around the island showcasing the breath-taking scenery, and a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of warehouse manager Iain McArthur.


  • Tasting Masterclass Kit – via Ballott bis zum 03.05.2021
  • Fèis Ìle distillery bottling

„The Masterclass Kit is sold ahead of the event in order to get these blind samples to you ahead of Adam’s live tasting on the 30th May. Our official 70cl Feis Ile distillery bottling will be released on the 30th of May through the same festival hub.“

Nun wurden auch die drei Sonderabfüllungen bekannt gegeben:

  • Botanist, Islay Aged Gin, 2011, 75.- GBP
  • Laddie Origins, 700ML, 56.3%, 150.- GBP – mehr Infos*
  • Laddie, Sherry matured Single Cask, 17yo, 2003, 500ML, 59.2%, 150.- GBP – mehr Infos

For our Fèis Ìle 2021 celebrations, we’re celebrating a swathe of firsts – from poignant moments in our distillery’s history to the present day. We’ll offer three different bottlings in our ballot, opening at the end of our virtual festival on the 30th of May and closing on the 4th June 2021.. Our first-ever limited edition Islay Aged Gin, a 2011 single cask, celebrates the 10th birthday of The Botanist. Our Laddie Origins bottling features liquid milestones from our historic firsts and celebrates 20 years since our distillery’s resurrection. For good measure, we’ve included a 17-year-old, sherry matured single cask from our unpeated Bruichladdich range. Visit the individual pages of each bottling to discover the intricacies behind each eclectic spirit.

*) Die Zusammensetzung des Laddie Origins klingt spannend: „As we celebrate 20 years since our distillery’s resurrection, we raise a toast to the milestones that will help shape our future. As a fitting tribute, our unpeated Bruichladdich Laddie Origins is a commemorative liquid journey that brings together some of the highlights of these last two decades. Some of our firsts, including our first triple distilled X3 and spirit distilled from our first crop of biodynamically grown barley, are combined with high provenance Islay, Bere and organically grown. This complex recipe draws single malt from 13 casks across 12 vintages, 6 barley types and 9 different cask types. This Fèis Ìle 70cl release is limited to 3,000 bottles, is bottled at 56.3% abv and is only available online from our distillery. As with all of our Fèis Ìle bottlings to date, it has been designed without a tin.

Und das Program:

Fèis Ìle - Bruichladdich Time Travellers

Caol Ila

  • Caol Ila Fèis Ìle 2021, 12yo, 56.6%, 3.000 Flaschen, 130.- GBP
    The Caol Ila festival bottling has been matured in refill American-Oak and finished in high char Moscatel-seasoned casks. Fèis Ìle Caol Ila 12 Year-Old is bottled at 56.6% ABV, with only 3,000 bottles available. It will retail from £130 per 70cl. Available to purchase at Lagavulin Distillery and

Mehr Details werden erst bei dem Live-Event verraten: via Facebook Termin und Webseite

Info ab wann die Festival Abfüllung erhältlich ist: „the festival exclusive bottles will be available at the Lagavulin distillery shop from 29 May and online on from 1 June with a pre-sale for subscribers at 2pm (BST) 31 May.  Full details of the bottlings are still to be revealed.

Programminfo: „At Caol Ila on 31 May, starting at 7pm on the Caol Ila Facebook page, a night of whisky and music will take place with Glasgow based actor and musician, Patricia Panther, as guest host. Mairi McGillvary, an Islay born award-winning Gaelic singer will share some of her latest music and Alasdair Currie, a Gaelic singer and piper also based on Islay, will join the line up for a special performance. The evening is complete with a first look at the Caol Ila Fèis Ìle Festival bottling, delicious whisky cocktail recipes and a specially commissioned contemporary composition from singer-songwriter Beldina Odenyo.


  • Laphroaig Cairdeas 2021, Pedro Ximenez Casks, 58.9%

Hier kommen wohl drei Fassreifungen zum Einsatz: 1st fill ex-bourbon casks, dann in Quarter casks und finished in European Oak Hogshead PX casks.

  • VISITOR CENTRE TEAM TOUR 14:00 Islay | 15:00 CET | 08:00 CDT
  • LAPHROAIG AT THE HARBOUR INN 16:00 Islay | 17:00 CET | 10:00 CDT
  • LAPHROAIGLIVE 18:15 Islay | 19:15 CET | 12:15 CDT
  • LAPHROAIGLATE 23:30 Islay | 00:30 CET | 17:30 CDT

Register to attend using the link below.


  • Bowmore 18 Year Old Fèis Ìle Limited Edition, 2.865 Flaschen, 135.- GBP
  • Bowmore 23 Year Old Vintage 1996 Fèis Ìle Limited Edition, 155 Flaschen, 365.- GBP

Achtung: via Ballot und nur für UK Adressen!

Tasting Pack & Events – Bowmore

Info von Gavin Ryan Thomson

Bowmore Tasting Packs Available!

Bowmore Distillery are delighted to announce that they have a very limited number of TASTING PACKS available to order directly from the Visitor Centre so that you can taste our fabulous 18 Year Old and 23 Year Old Fèis Ìle Limited Editions along with David and Iain during their live event on Wednesday the 2nd of June. Currently, they are only able to ship our tasting packs within the UK

The tasting pack includes 25ml drams of the Classic Bowmore 12YO, 15YO and 18YO, as well as our two fantastic festival whiskies: the Bowmore 18 Year Old Fèis Ìle Limited Edition, and the Bowmore 23 Year Old Vintage 1996 Fèis Ìle Limited Edition.

To place an order, or to find out more information please contact them by email on before 12 noon on Friday the 28th of May – the cost is £50 per pack and postage is free (please provide a contact telephone number).

Bowmore’s Full Lineup

  • 11.30am – Welcome
    A warm welcome from Bowmore, here’s an introduction to this year’s festival. It all starts here.
  • 12:30pm – Bowmore Distillers Art Tour
    Witness how our Craftsmen produce a whisky steeped in tradition. You will learn all about the importance of time and how we nurture our handcrafted spirit through the years until we believe it has reached perfection.
  • 1:30pm – Cooking with the Gannet
    Cook along with Bowmore with award winning Scottish chef Peter McKenna. Blending traditional and contemporary techniques to create your own, distinctly modern Scottish fine dining experience, at home. A match made in heaven.
  • 5pm – Our Island Home
    Join the Bowmore Team around the beautiful island of Islay for a dram and a chat. 
  • 6pm – Malting with the Manager
    Join distillery manager David Turner to learn how our own traditional maltbarns influences the flavour of our whisky.
  • 6:30pm – Live Bowmore Whisky Tasting
    Join Master of Spirits Iain McCallum, distillery manager David Turner, and our panel for a live tasting, explore a distillery steeped in tradition and heritage, from our old fashioned floor maltings to our deep dark warehouses there is a story behind every corner.

We hope you can join us on Wednesday 2 June. If not, don’t worry, all of our festival content will be available on our website for you to catch-up on later.“


  • Kilchoman Fèis Ìle 2021, 20ppm, 56.3%, 2.832 Flaschen, 99.96 GBP
  • Tasting Packs:
    • Kilchoman DNA, 19.99 GBP
    • Through the ages, 24.96 GBP
    • Experimental Casks, 24.96

Infos von Anthony Wills: „This year’s release of 2,832 bottles will be available online from 2pm (Islay time) on April 21st from our website along with three tasting packs for live events on our Fèis day, June 3rd. Anthony has selected eight 100% Islay casks for this year’s release, two 2011 oloroso sherry butts and six 2012 bourbon barrels. The casks were filled with 20ppm 100% Islay spirit, distilled from Optic and Publican barley varieties, harvested at Kilchoman in 2010 and 2011.“


  • FÈIS ÌLE 2021: 2013 MÒINE BORDEAUX FINISH, 8yo, Smoky, 59.5%, ncf, nca, 85.- GBP
  • FÈIS ÌLE 2021: 2001 MARSALA FINISH, 53.6%, ncf, nca, 199.- GBP
  • Tasting Kits für den Distillery Day

Hinweis auf FacebookShopseite für Fèis Ìle Artikel

Ausführliches Programm: Bunnahabhain Day



Ardbeg Scorch, ncf, nca,

  • Committee Release (CR), 51.7%, 115.- EUR – ab dem 29.04.2021
  • General Release (GR), 46%, 115.- EUR – ab dem 25.05.2021

Mehr Infos: PR: Ardbeg Scorch zum Ardbeg Day 2021 – der feurige Drache

Das Programm von Ardbeg – Ardbeg Day (DEUTSCHLAND)


  • 13:30 Jura Whisky Brunch and Cocktails
  • 7:30pm Jura Whisky Pub lock-in

Douglas Laing

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)

  • 10.???, Small Batch Release Feis Ile 2021, Bunnahabhain, 7 Year Old, 59.6%, 932 Flaschen
  • 3.316, Madame Butterfly in the Garden of Eden, Bowmore, 16 Year Old, 56.2%, 178 Flaschen
  • 53.367, A Green sea Tapestry, Caol Ila, 10 Year Old, 60.3%, 265 Flaschen

Weitere Infos

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