Fèis Ìle is a week-long festival of music and malt that takes place every year on Islay during the last week of May.
Fèis Ìle is a celebration of our island, our culture, our history, and of course our whisky! We urge every whisky fan to visit at least once in their lifetime.
Amid a diverse programme of events across the island, each distillery on Islay opens its doors for a busy day of whisky tasting experiences, tours and talks.
Next year, Fèis Ìle runs from Friday 24th May 2019 to Saturday 1st June 2019. Our open day takes place on Wednesday 29th May 2019 with our full programme announced nearer the time.
Next year, Bowmore Distillery’s open day takes place on Wednesday 29th May, and is without doubt one of the highlights of the Fèis Ìle calendar. With tours, tailored tastings, bespoke bottlings and a magnificent masterclass with our Distillery Manager David Turner, the Bowmore open day is a whisky’s lovers treat.
At the heart of the Bowmore Distillery open day is our courtyard, where old friends and new acquaintances will share their stories and passion for whisky. It’s a vibrant, exciting and unforgettable event, and all of us at Bowmore are looking forward to welcoming back some familiar faces and getting to know our first-time visitors.
Fèis Ìle is also an opportunity for us at Bowmore to share some exceptional whiskies among devoted fans.
Each year, we release a range of exclusive Fèis Ìle Festival bottlings. These limited edition whiskies are rare treasures and always in high demand, so don’t be surprised to see many people queuing overnight to get their hands on one of the few bottles available!