Feis Ile

Caol Ila Open Day - Monday 29th May 2017

PROGRAMME

Online bookings only for the Tours and Tastings below are LIVE now!

Caol Ila Islay Festival Bottling Release: 10.00

 

The Operators Tour: SOLD OUT

Our production operators will be hosting our tours for the day; come join them for a behind the scenes look at the distillery.  Come along and let them educate you in the most important aspects of the production of Caol Ila.  Finish up by enjoying a couple of drams of Caol Ila including the new 2017 Festival bottling.

Ticket Price £15 Includes a Feis Ile Glass  10 max each tour  Duration 1.5 hours

 

Manager Masterclass: 10.30, 12.30 & 14.30 (last few spaces)

Join Eddie Thom, our distillery manger, in the old cooperage for a tasting of some of Caol Ila’s finest wares, perfectly matched with some delicious canapes to enhance the flavours of the whisky.  This masterclass will include 5 samples of Caol Ila including this year’s Festival Edition.

Ticket Price £35 Includes a Feis Ile Glass.  60 max each session. Duration 1 hour

 

Caol Ila Warehouse Tour and Tasting: SOLD OUT

Join the legend that is Mr Iain MacArthur for a tour of Caol Ila’s traditional dunnage Warehouse.  Your experience will begin with sampling our new make Caol Ila spirit by the receiver followed by old tales of the distillery and the secrets of maturation.  Naturally a trip round the Warehouse wouldn’t be complete without a tasting of Caol Ila’s fine cask Strength whisky as you go, including this year’s festival edition.

Ticket Price £25 Includes a Feis Ile Glass  30 max each time  Duration 1 hour

 

Caol Ila by Sea:  SOLD OUT

Enjoy a trip up the Sound of Islay in one of our local high speed RIBs. Sit back with a dram in hand and experience our distillery from an entirely different angle. It’s the perfect opportunity for some once in a lifetime shots for all the enthusiastic photographers amongst you and to see our beautiful Island only accessible by sea, while sipping a dram of the new 2017 Festival release of Caol Ila.  A shuttle bus will run from the distillery to Port Askaig from there you will board the boats for a trip up the coast like no other.  The boat trip will take approximately 30 minutes but please allow at least 40 minutes for the experience.

Ticket Price £20 Includes a Feis Ile glass 10 max

 

Whisky and Music Pairing 16.00

From new make spirit to mature whisky, from unpeated ‘highland style’ to muscatel cask-wood finish, taste and hear Colin Dunn take you through how the subtle nuances of flavour and tone of Caol Ila’s single malt whisky resolve themselves through a number of different expressions, including the new release Feis bottling from 2017.  Blueswater will provide a musical accompaniment to guide you on your journey through these unique whiskies from the Sound of Islay.

Ticket Price 25 Includes a Feis Ile glass  80 max  Duration 1h

 

The Rest of the Week

Tuesday 30th May 2015

Managers Masterclass: 11.00

Join Eddie Thom, our distillery manger, in the old cooperage for a tasting of some of Caol Ila’s finest wares, perfectly matched with some delicious canapes to enhance the flavours of the whisky.  This masterclass will include 5 samples of Caol Ila including this year’s Festival Edition.

Ticket Price £35 Includes Caol Ila Glass  60 max  Duration 1 hour

 

Cask Strength Experience 14:00

This experience includes a short tour of the distillery followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of someof our cask strength expressions, including distillery only releases such as our 2017 Festival bottling and some straight from the cask.  The tasting will be hosted in our old cooperage.  A complimentary voucher for £5.00 off the purchase of selected 70cl bottles of single malt whisky is also included.

Ticket Price £23 (includes Caol Ila glass)   16 max   Duration 90 min

 

Wednesday 31st May 2015

Managers Masterclass: 11.00

Join Eddie Thom, our distillery manger, in the old cooperage for a tasting of some of Caol Ila’s finest wares, perfectly matched with some delicious canapes to enhance the flavours of the whisky.  This masterclass will include 5 samples of Caol Ila including this year’s Festival Edition.

Ticket Price £35 Includes Caol Ila Glass  60 max  Duration 1 hour

 

 Premium Tasting Tour 14:00

This experience includes a short tour of our distillery followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of some of our premium Caol Ila expressions, including our 2017 Feis Ile bottling.  The tasting will be hosted in our old cooperage.  A complimentary voucher for £5.00 off the purchase of selected 70cl bottles of single malt whisky is also included.

Ticket Price £23 (Caol Ila glass included)    16 max      Duration 90 min

 

Caol Ila Festival Dinner: 19:30   SOLD OUT

Round up your whisky and food loving friends and join us for the First Annual Caol Ila Festival Dinner.  5 drams and a 3 course meal of the finest, locally sourced produce, to compliment some of Islay’s finest malt whisky.  Hosted by David Graham of the Ballygrant Inn (whisky Bar of the Year winners in 2015), with special guest Eddie Thom, Manager of Caol Ila Distillery.  After a warm welcome and aperitif of our 2017 Festival Release, we will embark on a culinary and whisky journey: Smoked mussels, Islay Beef and traditional Cranachan to finish (vegetarian starter \and main options are available), each course will be paired with a particular expression of Caol Ila and rounded off with a special dram as a digestif

Ticket Price £65 includes 3 course meal, 5 drams and Caol Ila Glass  40 max  Duration 2hrs

 

Thursday 1st June 2017

Cask Strength Experience 14:00

This experience includes a short tour of the distillery followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of someof our cask strength expressions, including distillery only releases such as our 2017 Festival bottling and some straight from the cask.  The tasting will be hosted in our old cooperage.  A complimentary voucher for £5.00 off the purchase of selected 70cl bottles of single malt whisky is also included.

Ticket Price £23 (includes Caol Ila glass)   16 max   Duration 90 min

Friday 2nd June 2017

Managers Masterclass: 10.00

Join Eddie Thom, our distillery manger, in the old cooperage for a tasting of some of Caol Ila’s finest wares, perfectly matched with some delicious canapes to enhance the flavours of the whisky.  This masterclass will include 5 samples of Caol Ila including this year’s Festival Edition.

Ticket Price £35 Includes Caol Ila Glass  60 max  Duration 1 hour

 

Premium Tasting Tour 14:00

This experience includes a short tour of our distillery followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of some of our premium Caol Ila expressions, including our 2017 Feis Ile bottling.  The tasting will be hosted in our old cooperage.  A complimentary voucher for £5.00 off the purchase of selected 70cl bottles of single malt whisky is also included.

Ticket Price £23 (Caol Ila glass included)    16 max      Duration 90 min

 

Note

There will be no parking available at Caol Ila on Monday 29th May and no vehicles will be permitted to enter the site.  Parking will be available near to the village of Keills and free bus transport will run regularly between the car park and Caol Ila.

 

Other than Monday 29th of May, tours and tastings will be available to book by contacting the distillery via telephone or e-mail

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