Feis Ile 2014

Islay Festival of Malt and Music - Bowmore Distillery Open Day

Wednesday 28th May 2014

Feis Isle 2014 Vaults

Feis Ile Special Bottlings 2014

This years special bottling for Feis Ile 2014 has been matured in hand-selected 1st fill American oak bourbon barrels and was bottled at natural cask strength.

700 bottles from this special release of 1000 bottles will go on sale at the Distillery Visitor Centre from 10am on Saturday 24th May. The remaining 300 bottles will go on sale on Wednesday 28th May.

We have also created a very special commemorative bottling of a Bowmore 1989 vintage. We have carefully married together a 1989 1st fill American  bourbon barrel and a 1989 1st fill French oak wine barrique to create something truly amazing. Only 300 bottles of this rare and unique spirit will be available to buy from the Distillery Visitor Centre from 10am on Wednesday 28th May.

Bowmore Tasting Tour

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

Price: £10

Enjoy the different tastes of Bowmore as your travel from our traditional floor maltings to our famous No 1 vaults. Exclusive Bowmore Feis Ile 2014 glass included.

Voyage of Discovery

Times: 0900,1400 (Duration 3 hours)

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.

BowmoreFest Ale Tasting

Times: 1100,1330,1530 (Duration 1 hour)

Price: £20

Come and taste our Islay ales which have been lovingly matured in Bowmore casks, alongside some small tasty treats. Includes a bottle of your favourite ale and an exclusive ale tasting glass.

Marvellous Malts in the Bowmore Vaults

Times: 1030,1330,1530 (Duration 1 hour)

Price: £30

Join our Master Blender Rachel Barrie in our ancient warehouses – the Bowmore Vaults – where you will taste some of our finest Bowmore whiskies.

Twilight Indulgence in the Bowmore Vaults

Time: 1730 (Duration 1 hour)

Price: £60

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

Events throughout the day

‘Bottle Your Own’ Feis Ile bottling

Demos on the malt floor with the chance to turn your own

Roll a cask in time with our warehouse team


Oysters and whisky

Drams and Chocolate Tastings

Live Music

1230 - 1700 Trail West accompanied by Norrie MacIver

Events during Feis Week

A Match Made In Whisky Heaven (You wouldn't let the Angels share...)

Sunday 25th May 2014

Time: 1900

Price: £125

Join the Bowmore team and enjoy a dreamy whisky paired dinner while gazing across at the lights of Loch Indaal in our sea view bar. Courses will be expertly prepared by award winning chef David Kinnes and will be paired with some of our finest whiskies – including a sneaky taste of both of the 2014 festival whiskies. This class is sure to be memorable and utterly delicious!

Momentous Malts 

Tuesday 27th May

Time: 1900

Price: £150

Join us deep in the Bowmore vaults and indulge in some of our most exciting and unique whiskies.

The Water of Life Experience 

Monday 26th May at 1000

Thursday 29th May at 1000

Price: £50

Distillery Manager David Turner and Master Distiller Eddie MacAffer, 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 the distillery flask.

Craftman's Tours

Tuesday 27th May 1000

Friday 30th May 1000

Price £45

PLEASE CALL US ON 01496810441




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