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DISTILLERY NEWS

FEIS ILE PROGRAMME 2018

June 8, 2018

Here at the distillery, we have been working hard to bring you some new and interesting events at this year’s Feis Ile Open Day.
We have arranged Masterclasses and tastings 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 to our distillery.

Kilchoman’s Feis Ile Open Day is Thursday 31st May 2018.

Monday 28th 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
LAST PLACE REMAINING

Tuesday 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
9 PLACES LEFT

Wednesday 30st 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
SOLD OUT

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Distillery Tours at 10am, and 3pm | £7pp
Intermediate Tour (Festival Week only) at 2pm | £15pp
Premium Tour at 11am | £35pp
Booking Advisable

Thursday 31st May | 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.
Includes your personalised 70cl bottle of Machir Bay
£50
SOME 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.
Includes your personalised 70cl bottle of Machir Bay
£50
SOLD OUT

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. Ride along in the estate wagon stopping off at our water source for a dram of our 100% Islay and a lesson in peat cutting before continuing on to the dunes overlooking Machir Bay for a windswept nip of whisky of it’s namesake. As you make your way back to the distillery you’ll visit Kilchoman Church for a bit of sanctuary and a final pour of our Sanaig expression.
£35
SOLD OUT

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 bu Robin Bignal, the Distillery Manager.
Includes your personalised 70cl bottle of Machir Bay
£50
SOLD OUT

The 100% Islay Philosophy with Anthony Wills 10am – 11.30am (Maltfloor/Malt Down/Seated)
Join distillery founder, Anthony Wills for an in-depth discussion on the 100% Islay range. This is his proudest creation and represents the revival of single malt produced on a single location from barley to bottle. Anthony will guide you through a selection of cask samples filled from 2008 to present day, hand picked from our warehouse.
£75
SELLING FAST-LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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.
Includes your personalised 70cl bottle of Machir Bay
£50
SOLD OUT

Club Members’ Masterclass 2pm
Join George, James and Peter on a journey through some of their favoured expressions. Seated in our Warehouse, you will have the opportunity to sample some of kilchoman’s earliest and best releases chosen by each of the boys. Talk freely with them about working alongside their parents, Anthony and Kathy, at Kilchoman since the very beginning and listen to the many interesting and humorous stories they each have to tell.
£40
SOLD OUT

Islay’s Farm Tour 2pm
General Manager Islay Heads will give you a guided tour of how the Distillery and the farm work in harmony. Ride along in the estate wagon stopping off at our water source for a dram of our 100% Islay and a lesson in peat cutting before continuing on to the dunes overlooking Machir Bay for a windswept nip of whisky of it’s namesake. As you make your way back to the distillery you’ll visit Kilchoman Church for a bit of sanctuary and a final pour of our Sanaig expression.
£35
SOLD OUT

Premium Be a Bottler 3.30pm
Join our bottling team for a single cask bottling experience. This premium experience will enable you to bottle your very own distillery exclusive edition. From rolling the barrel in from our warehouse to hand writing the number on the label you will get to see first hand the time and care that goes in to creating one of our single cask releases.
Includes your 70cl bottle of Distillery Exclusive
£95
SOLD OUT

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 3 different cask types individually selected by Robin Bignal, the Distillery Manager.
£20 (no pre-booking required)
12 places per visit

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)

Malting & Peating (New Malt Floor) 12-4pm
Join our Brand Ambassador and Distillery Guide, Cherry, on our malt floor to discuss the Malting and Peating process in detail over a dram of 100% Islay. Cherry has completed the IBD course in Malting and has a great knowledge and passion for the science of germination.
Available from 12noon-4pm (no booking required)
12 places per visit

Live Music from 10.30am – 5pm (Old Malt Floor)
Trail West, Heron Valley, Reely Jiggered, Islay Pipe Band

Available throughout the day
Whisky Bar, Kilchoman Cocktails, Tastings, BBQ, Café and Gift Shop

All bookings must be made by calling +44(0)1496 850 011
All tickets are non-refundable.

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