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DISTILLERY NEWS

FEIS ILE 2017 PROGRAMME

March 27, 2017

Here at the distillery, we have been working to bring you some new and interesting events at this year’s Feis Ile Open Day.
We have arranged Masterclasses and experiences hosted by The Wills Family and the rest of the team, who will also be on hand to share their knowledge and experiences of working at Islay’s Farm Distillery.
Please read on to discover the full line up and other entertainment on offer this year.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you at our distillery.

Kilchoman’s Feis Ile Open Day is Thursday 1st June 2017.

Monday 29th May
Founder’s Tour with Anthony Wills | 1pm
An in Depth tour of the distillery with Anthony, finishing in the warehouse where you can experience some of our early releases and individually selected cask samples.
£50 (non-refundable deposit of £20 payable on booking)
15 places available

Tuesday 30th May
Founder’s Tour with Anthony Wills | 1pm
An in depth tour of the distillery with Anthony, finishing in the warehouse where you can experience some of our early releases and individually selected cask samples.
£50 (non-refundable deposit of £20 payable on booking)
15 places available

Wednesday 31st May
Founder’s Tour with Anthony Wills | 1pm
An in depth distillery tour with Anthony, finishing in the warehouse where you can experience some of our early releases and individually selected cask samples.
£50 (non-refundable deposit of £20 payable on booking)
15 places available

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Distillery Tours at 9.45am, 11am, 2pm & 3pm | £7pp
Premium Tour at 11.30am | £30pp
Booking Advisable

Thursday 1st June | Kilchoman Open Day

Be a Bottler 9.30am
Join our bottling team and experience the time and care that goes in to every bottle of Kilchoman. Fill and label your own Machir Bay using our hands-on approach and get it signed by Robin Bignal, the Distillery Manager.
£50 (non-refundable deposit of £20 payable on booking-includes your 70cl bottle of Machir Bay)
12 places available

Be a Bottler 11am
Join our bottling team and experience the time and care that goes in to every bottle of Kilchoman. Fill and label your own Machir Bay using our hands-on approach and get it signed by Robin Bignal, the Distillery Manager.
£50 (non-refundable deposit of £20 payable on booking-includes your 70cl bottle of Machir Bay)
12 places available

Islay’s Farm Tour 11am
General Manager Islay Heads will give you a guided tour of how the Distillery and the farm work in harmony. Including a tour of the barley fields and other parts of the farm where you can enjoy a dram of our 100% Islay in one of the fields of a future dram while taking in the spectacular views over the farm and beyond.
£30 (non-refundable deposit of £10 payable on booking)
15 places available

Be a Bottler 12.30pm
Join our bottling team and experience the time and care that goes in to every bottle of Kilchoman. Fill and label your own bottle of Machir Bay using our hands-on approach and get it signed by Robin Bignal, the Distillery Manager.
£50 (non-refundable deposit of £20 payable on booking-includes your 70cl bottle of Machir Bay)
12 places available

The Vatting Masterclass 1pm
Come along and join distillery founder, Anthony Wills for an in-depth discussion and tasting focusing on how he creates the Kilchoman Single Malts. You will sample whisky from a variety of different cask types, strengths, fills and ages then be guided through the process of making a batch release with a behind the scenes insight into the day-to-day life of Kilchoman’s master distiller.
Each person will be supplied with five 5cl sample bottles containing a selection of handpickedsingle cask samples to create their own 20cl vatted malt which they can label and take home to enjoy!
£120 (non-refundable deposit of £50 payable on booking)
50 places available

Be a Bottler 2pm
Join our bottling team and experience the time and care that goes in to every bottle of Kilchoman. Fill and label your own bottle of Machir Bay using our hands-on approach and get it signed by Robin Bignal, the Distillery Manager.
£50 (non-refundable deposit of £20 payable on booking-includes your 70cl bottle of Machir Bay)
12 places available

Club Members’ Masterclass 2pm
Join George, James and Peter at this masterclass exclusively for Club Members. Seated on the Maltfloor you will be able to taste some of our first releases which are no longer available. You will have the opportunity to talk freely with the boys who have been working alongside their parents, Anthony and Kathy, at Kilchoman since the very beginning and have many interesting stories to tell.
£40 (non-refundable deposit of £20 payable on booking)
50 places available

Islay’s Farm Tour 2pm
General Manager, Islay Heads will give you a guided tour of how the Distillery and farm work in harmony. Including a tour of the barley fields and other parts of the farm where you can enjoy a dram of 100% Islay in one of the fields of a future dram while taking in the spectacular views over the farm and beyond.
£30 (non-refundable deposit of £10 payable on booking)
15 places available

Be a Bottler 3.30pm
Join our bottling team and experience the time and care that goes in to every bottle of Kilchoman. Fill and label your own bottle of Machir Bay using our hands-on approach and get it signed by Robin Bignal, the Distillery Manager.
£50 (non-refundable deposit of £20 payable on booking-includes your 70cl bottle of Machir Bay)
12 places available

Still House Visits
Immerse yourself in the sweet smells of our New Make Spirit as it is being made in our still house. Chat informally with our friendly and knowledgeable stillmen whilst enjoying a dram of Machir Bay. These still house visits will be available regularly throughout the day and are free of charge.
(no pre-booking required) | 12 places per visit

Warehouse Tastings
Join a member of our team in our warehouse for a range tasting straight from the cask. Samples will be taken from 4 different cask types individually selected by Robin Bignal, the Distillery Manager.
£20 (no pre-booking required)

Tutored Range Tastings
Taste the range of Kilchoman releases including the Feis Ile 2017 bottling with a member of the Kilchoman team. You will be guided through each of your drams and given information on the background and future developments at Islay’s only farm distillery, producing single malt whisky from barley to bottle.
Available regularly throughout the day.
£10 (no booking required)

Live Music from 10.30am – 5pm
Trail West, Islay Pipe Band, The Blueswater and Reely Jiggered

Available throughout the day
BBQ, bar, cafe, gift shop and whisky!

All bookings must be made by calling +44(0)1496 850 011
A non-refundable deposit will be taken for each event booked.

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