The Big Fat Feis Ile Releases List

The popular big fat list of Feis Ile - The Islay Festival of Malts & Music - special releases returns!

Ardbeg Drum

  • Official bottling(s) from Ardbeg Distillery
  • Alcohol: 46% ABV (regular release) or 52% ABV (Committee release)
  • Matured in ex-bourbon casks, finished in American ex-rum casks
Ardbeg Drum Committee Release
Ardbeg Drum - Ardbeg Committee Release

Ardbeg Drum
Picture: Colas Online

Laphroaig Cairdeas Triple Wood

  • Official bottling from Laphroaig Distillery
  • Alcohol: TBD (51.9% ABV?)
  • Matured in ex-bourbon, quarter and oloroso sherry casks
Laphroaig Cairdeas Triple Wood Original Cask Strength
Picture: Colas Online

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

The independent bottler SMWS already has plans to bottle a 10YO Caol Ila for Feis.

SMWS 53.286 - Salt strewn on smoky marmalade (Caol Ila)

SMWS 53.286 - Salt strewn on smoky marmalade
Picture: Colas Online

Source: Colas Public Registry

Entries from the TTB Public Registry (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau) are a fairly reliable source for upcoming new whiskies. Although not all entries make it to the market. There’s always the possibility a brand decides not to launch a whisky, even if the label has been approved. Until the distillery sends out a press release, this whisky should be considered a rumour…