Feis Ile 2013


Bowmore Distillery Open Day

Wednesday 29th May 2013

Feis Ile Special Bottlings 2013

We are delighted to announce that we will be launching a limited release of natural cask strength, bourbon matured, non chill-filtered Bowmore. 700 bottles from this special release of 1000 bottles will go on sale at the Distillery Visitor Centre from 10am on Saturday 25th May. Due to the demand in 2012 the remaining 300 bottles will go on sale on Wednesday 29th May.

We have also created a very special commemorative bottling of a Bowmore 1988 vintage. Only 300 bottles of this truly rare and unique spirit will be available from the Distillery Visitor Centre from 10am on Wednesday 29th May.

Daunder Round the Distillery - Price £10

  • Times – 0930, 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530, 1630 (Duration 1 hour)

Join our Bowmore guides and experience first hand Islays oldest distillery. Enjoy the different tastes of Bowmore as your travel from our traditional floor maltings to our famous No 1 vaults. Exclusive Bowmore Feis Ile 2013 glass included.

Voyage of Discovery - Price £50

  • Times – 0900, 1400 (Duration 3 hours)

Join us on this unique voyage of discovery where you will learn the secrets of our traditional floor maltings, visit our very own peatbanks where you can try your hand at cutting some peat and enjoy a special tasting in our traditional stick Warehouse No5

(never before open to visitors eyes)!

Bowmore Classic Cocktails - £10

  • Times – 1000, 1300, 1500 (Duration 45 mins)

Join Faye Woodcock and Paul Goodwin where you will have the chance to mix up some Bowmore classic cocktails in the Bowmore maltbarns.

Bowmorefest Ale Tasting – Price £10

  • Times – 1130, 1430, 1630 (Duration 45 mins)

Come and taste our Islay ales which have been lovingly matured in Bowmore casks.

You will learn about how our Bowmore whisky influences the ales and enjoy a tasting of these alongside some small tasty treats.

Mystery Malts in the Vaults - Price £30

Times – 1030, 1400, 1600 (Duration 1 hour)

Join our Master Blender Rachel Barrie and Distillery Manager Eddie MacAffer in our 

ancient warehouses – the Bowmore Vaults – where you will taste some of our finest Bowmore whiskies.

Malts of MBD – Price £15

  • Times – 0900, 1100, 1330, 1700  (Duration 30 mins)

Join Auchentoshan Distillery Manager Alistair McDonald & Graeme Dunnet in 

the maltbarns on a tasting that will take you from the Lowlands, to the Highlands
and westering back home to Islay!

         A Match Made in Heaven - Price £50

  • Times – 1000, 1330, 1630 (Duration 1.5 hours)

Experience a unique culinary journey pairing some of our latest limited edition bottlings (including both Feis Ile bottlings) explained by our Brand Ambassador Gordon Dundas alongside some fabulous food created right in front of you by award winning Scottish Chef, Craig Millar. This class is sure to be memorable and utterly delicious!

Twilight Indulgence in the Bowmore Vaults - Price £60

Time – 1730 (Duration 1 hour)

Join Rachel Barrie & Eddie MacAffer in the splendid surroundings of our No.1 Vaults where you will taste some dreamy delicacies some of Bowmores most truly delicious drams!

Events throughout the day –

Launch of Bowmore ‘Bottle Your Own’

Cooperage demonstrations by Jim Reilly

Bowmore ale and whisky bar

Oysters and whisky

Live music

12.30 – 17.00 Norrie Macver and Clare Jordan

17.30 – 18.30 Skerryvore

18.45 - 19.00 Islay Pipe Band

PLEASE CALL US ON 01496810441 


 Events during Feis week:

 Bowmore Seafood Soiree - Sunday 26th May 2013

  • Price £125       Time - 1900

 Experience Bowmore like never before – tonight you will have the chance to taste some Bowmore whiskies alongside a fresh, local seafood buffet by the Harbour Inn Restaurant. The Bowmore Team are going to challenge you to prove who ‘NOSE’ Bowmore best. A winner will be crowned on the night and will be presented with a fabulous prize that no money can buy!

1964 – The Year of Bowmore – Tuesday 28th May

  • Price £150       Time – 1900

 What else do we need to say? Enjoy a tasting of three of Bowmore’s most famous malts in our fabulous Warehouse - the No1 Vaults – with canapés!

The Water of Life Experience – Price £50

Monday 27th May – 1000                   Thursday 30th May – 1000

Eddie MacAffer and David Turner, the Manager & Head Distiller, take you on the ultimate water of life experience:  a walk along the historic Bowmore lade, a session at peats, a bacon buttie, and a dram of something very special from Eddie’s flask.

Craftman’s Tours – Price £45

Tuesday 28th May - 1000                     Friday 31st May – 1000

PLEASE CALL US ON 01496810441 




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