Whisky-School auf Islay und ein neues Festival – THEATRE OF DRAMS

Vielleicht habt Ihr es ja schon gehört. Es gibt wieder eine Whisky-School auf Islay und parallel dazu finden viele Events mit Festival-Charakter statt. Im Gegensatz zum Feis Ile stehen nicht die einzelnen Destillerien dahinter, sondern Rachel MacNeill. Sehr interessante Events.

Rahmendaten im Überblick

Programm Whisky-School

5 Day Learning package with Islay Whisky School, 4 Nights accommodation, Lectures each morning & practical experience at participating distilleries each afternoon. Includes Ticket to Grand Finale Whisky Dinner & Dance on Friday Night, Peat Cutting Experience & More.

  • Tag1: Germination of Barley, Malting, Kilning, Peat / Practical: Kilchoman Distillery
  • Tag2: Barley / Practical: Bruichladdich Distillery
  • Tag3: Copper, Coppersmiths, Distillation, Stills, Whisky Production / Practical: Ardnahoe Distillery
  • Tag4: Maturation, Wood, Warehousing, Coopering / Practical: Laphroaig Distillery
  • Tag5: Nosing, Tasting, Customer Loyalty, Marketing & Branding / Practical: Ardbeg Distillery

Die Whisky-School muss direkt bei Rachel gebucht werden:

Mehr Details: THEATRE of DRAMS – Whisky School.

Festival Events

Neben den einzelnen Theorie-Einheiten aus der Whisky-School sind auch Masterclasses oder andere Events im Angebot. Einige Beispiele:

  • JIM MCEWAN WHISKY MASTERCLASS (Hunter Laing / Ardnahoe)
  • Dalmore Whisky Dinner
  • PEAT CUTTING @ The Bothy

Die Events können direkt auf Eventbrite gebucht werden.


Rachel MacNeill ist eine „Ileach“, d.h. eine Einheimische. Schon seit langem bietet Rachel Touren auf Islay an: (Wild and Magic Islay). Schon seit einiger Zeit setzt sie sich auch mit Whisky auf auseinander und bietet Touren speziell für Damen an. Und nun stellt Rachel mit THEATRE OF DRAMS ein neues Format vor. Sowohl eine Whisky-Schule wie auch eine Reihe von Events.

Hier noch die offizielle Pressemitteilung.


Introducing a new Whisky Festival in Islay.

23-27 October 2017, Bowmore Hall, Islay.

THEATRE OF DRAMS Whisky Symposium – Five days whisky making knowledge imparted by distillers, barley experts, chemists, coppersmiths, coopers, brand ambassadors and more.

Theoretical lectures each morning follow the linear process of whisky making – Malting, Mashing, Distillation, Maturation, Libation/Marketing/Nosing & Tasting.

Afternoons offer Peat Cutting, Gaelic (& English) Distillery Tours, Whisky Tastings, Ceilidh Corner, Independent Bottlers, Independent Distillers and much more.

If time is short visit Islay for a day or two and cherry pick events of value to you.

Buy individual tickets from Eventbrite under the Theatre of Drams Organiser. New events uploaded daily.

Logan Air flights from Glasgow to Islay every morning and evening

Impress your friends, your colleagues and most importantly yourself! with your new whisky and distilling knowledge.

If you can stay all week, sign up for  the 5 Days Islay Whisky School package.  Your hosted week includes lectures, accommodation, special educational distillery visits, dinners and other events. Proudly be presented with your Islay Whisky School Certificate at Grand Finale Whisky Dinner.

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Theatre of Drams Whisky Symposium/Festival offers educational and fun benefits for beginners, experts and enthusiasts alike.

Participate in a barley seminar with Islay farmers and Dr Steve Hoad of the Scottish Rural Colleges Agronomy Institute.

Learn secrets of Copper and stills from Speyside Copperworks.

Explore the mysteries of peat, peated whisky and phenols, with Rachel MacNeill.

Enjoy an educational Masterclass led by Whisky Maestro Jim McEwan, formerly Bruichladdich, now building new Islay Distillery, Ardnahoe, with Hunter Laing.

Learn why there is no such thing as an illicit still. Share a dram with distillery managers, excise men and Islay locals whilst listening to stories of old.

Theatre of Drams is an expansion and development of the hugely successful Whisky Course Islay hosted by Whisky for Girls (& Guys!)  and participating Islay distilleries in 2015 and 2016.

Theatre of Drams teaches YOU the reality of Scotch whisky making. Be part of an exciting event sharing the ways of the past, safeguarding the spirit of the future.