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Lagavulin Feis Programme

Saturday 27th May 2017

Lagavulin Feis Open Day

Our very special Lagavulin Islay Festival bottling will be on sale from 10.00am. 

The Managers Masterclass: 11.00 (SOLD OUT)

Join Georgie in Warehouse No.3 for a morning of whisky, conversation and canapes . Catch up with her after a busy year celebrating Lagavulin bicentenary whilst sampling a beautiful selection of our fine wares, including the 25 year old. The Blueswater are back by popular demand to provide the perfect musical backdrop whilst Georgie host another one of her show stopping masterclasses.

Ticket Price £45 Includes a Lagavulin Glass Capacity: 100 Duration: 1.5 hours

Lagavulin Warehouse Experiences: 10.00, 11.30, 13.00,14.30 – ALL SOLD OUT

Join Ian McArthur our resident warehouse man for another great tasting session in Warehouse number one. After a busy year celebrating the bicentenary Iain has decided to introduce some new casks to his tasting session, join him to discover the new warehouse gems he has found.

Ticket Price £25   Includes a Lagavulin Glass Capacity: 30 Duration: 1 hour

Brand Ambassador’s Tastings: 10.30 & 14.00

Join Donald Colville our Global Brand Ambassador at his home from home, Lagavulin Malt Mill. Enjoy an education in all thing Lagavulin & flavour as he takes you through some of his favourite Lagavulin’s from over the years, by the end of the session you’ll be a fully-fledged Lagavulin tasting expert. Take home your very own Lagavulin tasting kit to share your new knowledge with family & friends.

Ticket Price £40 Includes a Lagavulin Glass Capacity: 40 Duration: 1.5 hours

Lagavulin Taster Tour: 9.30, 10.00, 10.30, 13.00, 13.30 & 14.00

Fancy a look at our world renowned distillery? Join the guides for a half hour tour of the distillery to highlight the unique points about our distillery & technique before sampling our wares with some tasting treats. Enjoy the perfect balance education & award winning whiskies.

 Ticket Price £10 Includes a Lagavulin Glass Capacity: 12 Duration 1 Hour

Colin’s Cocktails

Colin Dunn is back again with his wonderful cocktails, join him for a cocktail making masterclass down in the yard. Tickets available on the day.

 

Throughout the Day…

To keep you refreshed throughout the day we will have a selection of wholesome goodies on offer from the Seafood Shack, our local butcher & his BBQ, St John’s Church and Islay oysters.

Our hard working coopers are back again to show you the craft to cask building so have your questions at the ready for these highly skilled craftsmen.

“Tide Lines” will be providing the perfect musical backdrop for you to enjoy a complimentary dram and maybe even a dance down in our shore side yard.

Overall we are hoping to provide a fun packed day for everyone so cross your fingers for sunshine & we’ll see you soon!

Sunday 28th May 2017

Port Ellen Maltings Feis Open Day

Ever wondered what is going on in Port Ellen’s mysterious Maltings plant? Join us on the 28th of May for our annual open day and find out.

We will be running maltings tours throughout the morning with our enthusiastic maltsters leading the way. From steeping to kilning you have the entire malting process mastered!

You’ll be able to get up close and personal with all things peat in our hand cut display, learn all the secrets of one of Islay’s most iconic flavours. All this new knowledge isn’t to be wasted though; we’ll be running a maltings quiz so make sure you are paying attention.

Port Ellen maltings merchandise will be available to purchase to complete your Feis Ile wardrobe.

Port Ellen Maltings Tours: 09.20, 09.40, 10.00, 10.20, 10.40, 11.00 (SOLD OUT), 11.20, 11.40 & 12.00(SOLD OUT)

This is your chance to get a behind the scenes and in depth look at the Maltings process. Join members of our maltings production team as they explain how we convert our barley to the uniquely peated malt we use at our Islay distilleries.

Ticket Price £12                Capacity: 12                   Duration: 1 hour

The Rest of the Week…

Monday 29th May 2017

History in our Hills: 9.30 (SOLD OUT)

The area surrounding Lagavulin is brimming with history and of course stunning landscapes. Join Georgie Crawford our distillery manager and Niall Colthart our local Lagavulin hill walker and history enthusiast to see and learn more. This journey will begin at the entrance to the three distillery pathway in Port Ellen and finish up at Lagavulin distillery. From there you will be taken on a guided tour, off the beaten track to discover the hidden gems concealed in the beautiful landscape that we haven’t visited in walks previously.  The walk will last approx. 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group, and as it is off the beaten track please ensure you have suitable clothing and footwear for all weathers and a good level of fitness. (No wellies provided!)

Ticket Price £20 Includes a Lagavulin Glass Capacity: 12 Duration: Approx. 3 hours

 

The Manager’s Midweek Masterclass: 15.00 (SOLD OUT)

If you missed your chance to catch up with Georgie on Saturday then join her through the week for another tasting session to remember. After a busy weekend she will be ready to sit back relax and enjoy another round of our Lagavulin range. Relax in the Lagavulin lounge for an informal afternoon of tasting & conversation. Please note that this tasting uses the same expressions of Lagavulin whisky as Georgie’s Saturday tasting.

Ticket Price £35          Includes a Lagavulin Glass     Capacity: 20    Duration: 1.5 Hours

Tuesday 30th May 2017

History in our Hills: 9.30

The area surrounding Lagavulin is brimming with history and of course stunning landscapes. Join Georgie Crawford our distillery manager and Niall Colthart our local Lagavulin hill walker and history enthusiast to see and learn more. This journey will begin at the entrance to the three distillery pathway in Port Ellen and finish up at Lagavulin distillery. From there you will be taken on a guided tour, off the beaten track to discover the hidden gems concealed in the beautiful landscape that we haven’t visited in walks previously.  The walk will last approx. 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group, and as it is off the beaten track please ensure you have suitable clothing and footwear for all weathers and a good level of fitness. (No wellies provided!)

Ticket Price £20 Includes a Lagavulin Glass Capacity: 12 Duration: Approx. 3 hours

Port Ellen Maltings Tour: 10.00

This is your chance to get a behind the scenes and in depth look at the Maltings process. Join members of our maltings production team as they explain how we convert our barley to the uniquely peated malt we use at our Islay distilleries.

Ticket Price £12                  Capacity: 12                  Duration: 1 hour

 

Lagavulin Warehouse Demonstration: 10.30 & 14.00

Join Iain in the warehouse to taste some special samples from our duty paid casks. Iain will take you through these unique whiskies while mixing in a few stories from his years as Warehouse-man here at Lagavulin.

Ticket Price £25 Includes Lagavulin Glass Capacity: 30 Duration: 1 hour

 

The Manager’s Midweek Masterclass: 15.00 (SOLD OUT)

If you missed your chance to catch up with Georgie on Saturday then join her through the week for another tasting session to remember. After her morning trek she will be ready to sit back relax and enjoy another round of our Lagavulin range. Relax in the Lagavulin lounge for an informal afternoon of tasting & conversation.

Ticket Price £35          Includes a Lagavulin Glass     Capacity: 20    Duration: 1.5 Hours

Nick Morgan Unplugged: An intimate evening of song, stories and Single Malt Scotch

Every song has a story, or so they say. And so does every Scotch Whisky, none more so than those that herald from the Queen of the Hebrides.  Dr Nick Morgan (acoustic guitar) and special guest Rob Allanson (upright bass) will play a selection of tunes from the 1960s through to the 2010s, and present a spectacular selection of Islay whiskies (similarly old and new), and tell some of the stories behind them  both.  Expect to hear some songs as you’ve never heard them played before, to sample some whiskies that you will almost certainly will never taste again, to hear some of the untold stories of Scotch, and a few surprise too. Those of a nervous disposition are advised not to attend. Doors open at 7pm, the event will start at 7.30pm.

Ticket Price £30               Capacity: 50           Duration: 2 Hours

Wednesday 31st May 2017

History in our Hills: 9.30

The area surrounding Lagavulin is brimming with history and of course stunning landscapes. Join Georgie Crawford our distillery manager and Niall Colthart our local Lagavulin hill walker and history enthusiast to see and learn more. This journey will begin at the entrance to the three distillery pathway in Port Ellen and finish up at Lagavulin distillery. From there you will be taken on a guided tour, off the beaten track to discover the hidden gems concealed in the beautiful landscape that we haven’t visited in walks previously.  The walk will last approx. 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group, and as it is off the beaten track please ensure you have suitable clothing and footwear for all weathers and a good level of fitness. (No wellies provided!)

Ticket Price £20 Includes a Lagavulin Glass Capacity: 12 Duration: Approx. 3 hours

Port Ellen Maltings Tour: 10.00

This is your chance to get a behind the scenes and in depth look at the Maltings process. Join members of our maltings production team as they explain how we convert our barley to the uniquely peated malt we use at our Islay distilleries.

Ticket Price £12                   Capacity: 12                 Duration: 1 hour

 

Lagavulin Warehouse Demonstration: 10.30 & 14.00

Join Iain in the warehouse to taste some special samples from our duty paid casks and a taste of this year’s Feis bottling. Iain will take you through these unique whiskies while mixing in a few stories from his years as Warehouse-man here at Lagavulin.

Ticket Price £25 Includes Lagavulin Glass Capacity: 30 Duration: 1 hour

The Manager’s Midweek Masterclass: 15.00 (SOLD OUT)

If you missed your chance to catch up with Georgie on Saturday then join her through the week for another tasting session to remember. After her morning trek she will be ready to sit back relax and enjoy another round of our Lagavulin range. Relax in the Lagavulin lounge for an informal afternoon of tasting & conversation.

Ticket Price £35          Includes a Lagavulin Glass     Capacity: 20    Duration: 1.5 Hours

Thursday 1st June 2017

The Ultimate Islay Tour – 9.00 (SOLD OUT)

Join us this year for our ultimate Island odyssey. Throughout the day you will be hosted by our team of managers here on Islay for this unique experience. This trip will include visiting old favourites like peat bogs, Port Ellen Maltings and both Caol Ila and Lagavulin distilleries, but this year you will be taxied around the Island by high speed RIBs

Begin your experience with Iain MacArthur on his Peat bank. Iain has been working for us for over 47 years on Islay and this living legend is going to show you the right way to cut our peats. Remember to leave your best dress shoes at home as this will be a hands-on Masterclass on how to use a spade!

Then it’s off to Port Ellen Maltings to meet Colin Gordon, the Maltings Manager where you will get the VIP treatment again with a no holds barred tour around the facility that puts the smoke into our Islay malts.

Next jump on the fast RIBs to Lagavulin Distillery where you will be treated to a buffet lunch in The Malt Mill. Then you will enjoy a relaxing and informative afternoon with Georgie Crawford our distillery manager, who will share with you a behind the scenes tour of her iconic distillery.

Then you will be taxied to the north of the Islay to the beautifully situated Caol Ila by the fast speed RIBs where you will get to soak in the breath-taking views across the Island whilst enjoying some tales of the sea.

Once we arrive at our final destination, Caol Ila, Eddie Thom will take you on a tour of his magnificent distillery. Your experience will end in the cooperage at Caol Ila where you will be treated to a Whisky Masterclass whilst taking in some of the best views Islay has to offer and enjoying some of the greatest drams our Islay Distilleries (inc. Port Ellen) have produced.

As part of this experience you will receive a Gift Bag which includes this year’s Feis bottles from Lagavulin & Caol Ila.

Ticket Price: £375       Includes a Gift Bag    Capacity: 20    Duration: 8 hours

Lagavulin Warehouse Demonstration: 10.30 & 14.00

Join Iain in the warehouse to taste some special samples from our duty paid casks. Iain will take you through these unique whiskies while mixing in a few stories from his years as Warehouse-man here at Lagavulin. You will also be treated to a sample of this year’s festival bottling.

Ticket Price £25 Includes Lagavulin Glass Capacity: 30 Duration: 1 hour

Friday 2nd June 2017

History in our Hills: 9.30

The area surrounding Lagavulin is brimming with history and of course stunning landscapes. Join Georgie Crawford our distillery manager and Niall Colthart our local Lagavulin hill walker and history enthusiast to see and learn more. This journey will begin at the entrance to the three distillery pathway in Port Ellen and finish up at Lagavulin distillery. From there you will be taken on a guided tour, off the beaten track to discover the hidden gems concealed in the beautiful landscape that we haven’t visited in walks previously.  The walk will last approx. 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group, and as it is off the beaten track please ensure you have suitable clothing and footwear for all weathers and a good level of fitness. (No wellies provided!)

Ticket Price £20 Includes a Lagavulin Glass Capacity: 12 Duration: Approx. 3 hours

Lagavulin Warehouse Demonstration: 10.30

Join Iain in the warehouse to taste some special samples from our duty paid casks. Iain will take you through these unique whiskies while mixing in a few stories from his years as Warehouse-man here at Lagavulin. You will also be treated to a sample of this year’s festival bottling.

Ticket Price £25 Includes Lagavulin Glass Capacity: 30 Duration: 1 hour

The Manager’s Midweek Masterclass: 15.00

If you missed your chance to catch up with Georgie on Saturday then join her through the week for another tasting session to remember. After her morning trek she will be ready to sit back relax and enjoy another round of our Lagavulin range. Relax in the Lagavulin lounge for an informal afternoon of tasting & conversation.

Ticket Price £35          Includes a Lagavulin Glass     Capacity: 20    Duration: 1.5 Hours

Notes

All bookings must be made via the online booking system linked to this website and are not refundable or transferable once completed.

 

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