Lagavulin and Caol Ila to launch Fèis Ìle 2020 whiskies

Diageo-owned Islay distilleries Lagavulin and Caol Ila are launching their Fèis Ìle 2020 whiskies today (8 June): Lagavulin 20 Years Old Fèis Ìle 2020 and Caol Ila 16 Years Old Fèis Ìle 2020. Lagavulin 20 Years Old Fèis Ìle 2020 is limited to 6,000 bottles. The whisky has been aged in refill and PX oloroso-treated hogsheads and bottled at 54% ABV. Tasting notes include a “feisty” nose of cake mix, digestive biscuits, linseed oil and…

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Big Peat marks Islay road with 2020 Fèis Ìle whisky

Independent bottler Douglas Laing has unveiled its limited edition Big Peat whisky for this year’s virtual Fèis Ìle festival: an eight-year-old blended malt that celebrates an iconic Islay road. The new Big Peat 8 Years Old A846 is aged for eight years and bottled at 46% ABV. It is made without any added colouring and is non-chill-filtered. The whisky honours the A846, a “legendary” road that links whisky fans to distilleries across the Scottish island…

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Port Ellen 40 Years Old joins Untold Stories

Diageo has unveiled the second limited edition whisky in the Port Ellen Untold Stories series – The Port Ellen 40 Years Old. Only 1,380 bottles of the 40-year-old single malt will be made available globally from specialist retailers, priced at RRP £6,500 (US$7,942) per 700ml. The whisky has been bottled at cask strength, 50.9% ABV. The Port Ellen 40 Years Old was created out of nine ‘rogue’ casks. It was unveiled at the first virtual…

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Fèis Ìle and Campbeltown Malts Festival cancelled

Islay’s Fèis Ìle 2020 and the Campbeltown Malts Festival have become the latest whisky events to cancel following government guidelines put in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Fèis Ìle 2020 was due to take place on the Scottish island of Islay from 22-30 May. The event’s organisers were forced to cancel this year’s event and the next festival will now be the 2021 instalment, which will take place from 28 May to 5…

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