Tag Archives: Feis Ile

Caol Ila 15, Feis Ile 2022, Refill and Virgin American Oak, 55.2%

Even though I have a sample of this lined up somewhere, Tom van Engelen beat me to it by writing this tasting notes, and sending them to me for publication. Freak out with Caol Ila Sawdust The Festival of Malt … Continue reading

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Guest post: Two exotic Lagavulins at 13 years old

I have a sample of this Lagavulin coming in too, but Tom wanted to write his findings as well. Who am I to deny him his podium! Pierrick Guillaume is the current Distillery Manager of Lagavulin, after doing some years … Continue reading

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Port Charlotte 14, 2004-2019, 1st Fill Sherry Hogshead, 53.4% – Dramfool for Feis Ile 2019

Peat and sherry always works. Almost always at least. And when a dram get vetted for use in Fiddler’s Advent Calendar, you know you’re in for a treat. A sample bottle this dark with a lovely whiff of briny smoke … Continue reading

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Laphroaig Cairdeas 12, Feis Ile 2009, 57.5%

An older sample I got somewhere, probably from Tom van Engelen, since he’s recently turned in to a supplier of good Islay whisky from years gone by. This one is from the Cairdeas (‘friendship, in Gaelic’) range, which is Laphroaig’s … Continue reading

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Laphroaig Càirdeas Triple Wood, 59.5% – OB for Feis Ile 2019

Another Feis Ile bottling. One I must I admit I had already forgotten about. I’m pulling from a backlog of tasting notes since I’ve not been tasting much the last few months. It’s only very occasionally that I feel my … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 10, 58.2% – OB for Feis Ile 2018

As every year, there’s a Caol Ila Feis Ile bottling. Even this year there are bottlings, even though there was no festival due to COVID-19. Also as always, Diageo tries to come up with something they haven’t done before for … Continue reading

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Kilchoman 2007-2016, 8yo, 56.6% – OB for Feis Ile 2016

Four years ago I bought samples of almost all Feis Ile bottlings, along with some samples from the Campbeltown Festival. This is not one of those cases where I completely forgot about the samples and found them again, but mostly … Continue reading

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Lagavulin: King of Islay… and Feis Ile 2020

And for the second day in a row, Tom reviews a Feis Ile 2020 whisky. This time it’s the Lagavulin. A 20 year whisky at a significantly lower price than the 21 year old single casks that were released through … Continue reading

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Guest post: Caol Ila Feis Ile 2020 edition brings the festival on your doorstep

Tom picked up his pen once more to supply us with a review to a rather interesting whisky. Reviewed within a day of arriving at his doorstep, and one of the first reviews of this whisky online, if our Google … Continue reading

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Guest post: Battling Feis Ile love-sickness with Kilchoman

A guestpost:

Reminiscing about Feis Ile not happening. by Tom van Engelen! Continue reading

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