Islay Feis Ile Festival 2018 Bottles


© The Islay Festival of Music and Malt

Yeah, it’s this time of the year, the time for the annual post of the Feis Ile Festival bottles, especially when we finally see some information out there.

This year, the festival will run from late May into June 2018 (25th May to 2nd June 2018).

This post will detail all the available information on the festival bottles and I’ll update it each time more details will be revealed.

If you look for the full festival information, go to the Festival site at and you can find the full Islay Festival Distillery Programmes 2018 here when it will be published.

It’s a safe bet that just like previous years, we will have more Feis Ile bottlings from other independent bottlers and other sources – all will be updated in the post when the information will be released.

06/03/2018 – SMWS Caol Ila added

So here’s the list of Feis Ile 2018 bottlings and the available information:

Lagavulin – Open day on Saturday 26th May 2018

  • TBD

Bruichladdich – Open day on Sunday 27th May 2018

  • TBD
  • TBD

Caol Ila – Open day on Monday 28th May 2018

  • TBD

Laphroaig – Open day on Tuesday 29th May 2018

  • Laphroaig Cairdeas 2018 (Fino Cask finish) – (51.8%)

Bowmore – Open day on Wednesday 30th May 2018

  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

Jura – Open day on Thursday 31st May 2018

  • TBD

Kilchoman – Open day on Thursday 31st May 2018

  • TBD

Bunnahabhain – Open day on Friday 1st June 2018

As usual, Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2018 line up contains two bottles:

  • TBD


  • TBD

Ardbeg – Open day on Saturday 2rd June 2018

  • Ardbeg Grooves (46%)



SMWS (Scotoch Malt Whisky Society)

Seems like the SMWS Feis bottlings from last year year were a huge success as they are gearing up for another Feis Ile bottlings. Two labels from two Islay distilleries popped up at the TTB database. We can assume that the bottles will be available, online at and at the Society’s UK venues sometimes late May or early June.

  • 3.307 A journey into Joy (Bowmore, 20 Year Old, 55.9%, 564 bottles)







  • 29.241 A perfect moment (Laphroaig, 20 Year Old, 49.3%, 240 bottles)







  • 53.252 Smoky incarnations (Caol Ila, 11 Year Old, 57.8%, 317 bottles)


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