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Feis Ile 2014, Tales From The Isle – Caol Ila Day

Greetings traveller, Traditionally-rigged tall ships are pretty cool. Ships like the Bessie Ellen, for example, Britain’s last wooden coasting ketch still under sail. These days it’s a regular sight at…

Tales From The Isle Caol Ila Feis Ile

Greetings traveller,

Traditionally-rigged tall ships are pretty cool. Ships like the Bessie Ellen, for example, Britain’s last wooden coasting ketch still under sail. These days it’s a regular sight at Fèis Ìle, making berth at Caol Ila distillery, having originally transported cargo (including peat) around the UK as early as 1906. Happily, it also shares part of its name with both a Laphroaig distillery manager of note and a nearby port town with a rather well-known closed distillery. Plus it has the added bonus of making us feel more than a little pirate-y too. Arr!

In this issue of Tales From The Isle we’ll be taking a look at Caol Ila’s festival bottling as well as reliving a terrifying tale of piracy from the seas surrounding Islay that’s guaranteed to shiver yer timbers!

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Feis Ile 2014, Tales From The Isle – Bruichladdich Day

Greetings traveller,   In this issue of Tales From The Isle we travel to Bruichladdich over on the Rinns of Islay. This was good news for us as we’re actually…

Tales From The Isle Bruichladdich Feis Ile

Greetings traveller,

 

In this issue of Tales From The Isle we travel to Bruichladdich over on the Rinns of Islay. This was good news for us as we’re actually staying on the Rinns, although we still managed to arrive late for the Octomore Discovery tasting with Jim McEwan. Oops. Bruichladdich day is also one of Fèis Ìle’s most fun distillery days – watch your step though, for it takes place on the site of some dark happenings and black arts.

Indeed, this is place where things are taken right to the edge and are often shrouded in a Scotch mist of secrecy…

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Feis Ile 2014, Tales From The Isle – Lagavulin Day

We’ve made it to Islay! In fact, we’ve been here since Thursday (quite keen) but it hasn’t all been plain sailing. Alexandra and I actually missed our ferry, which, as…

Tales From The Isle Lagavulin Feis Ile

We’ve made it to Islay! In fact, we’ve been here since Thursday (quite keen) but it hasn’t all been plain sailing. Alexandra and I actually missed our ferry, which, as every other one was fully booked for days, was a bit of a problem. Fortunately we managed to board another by using our powers of persuasion* and were soon running up and down the metal staircases on either side freeing hostages finding the very best views of Gigha, Northern Ireland, the Paps of Jura and, of course, Islay herself, including the silhouette of good ol’ Cnoc Rhaonastil.

Without further ado though, welcome one and all to Tales From The Isle! Over the course of eight issues we’ll be bringing you our own unique take on the events and releases at this year’s Fèis Ìle, the legendary Islay whisky festival, as well as sharing some dark tales and perhaps even an adventure or two from this famous whisky isle…

Greetings traveller…

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Feis Ile 2014 – Giveaways, Offers & Tales From The Isle!

Attention world! It’s that time of year once again (already?!) when the Master of Malt team are getting ready for yet another action-packed adventure at Fèis Ìle, the epic Islay…

Tales From The Isle Feis Ile

Attention world!

It’s that time of year once again (already?!) when the Master of Malt team are getting ready for yet another action-packed adventure at Fèis Ìle, the epic Islay whisky festival.

As ever, this is good news for you. If you’re travelling to the festival yourself then not only will you be able to enjoy the wonderful company of Ben, myself and Alexandra at all of the distillery days, but there’s also a chance to get your hands on some FREE ‘stuff’!

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Ardbeg Auriverdes – Coming Soon

So – it’s that time of year again isn’t it? I checked my calendar the other day, and realised it’s 6 weeks until Feis Ile. 6 weeks. I’ve got no…

Ardbeg Auriverdes

So – it’s that time of year again isn’t it? I checked my calendar the other day, and realised it’s 6 weeks until Feis Ile. 6 weeks. I’ve got no idea who’s stealing all the time, but as whoever it is takes with one hand, they surely give with the other – we’re only 7 weeks away from the release of this year’s Ardbeg Day special edition.

This year’s offering is called ‘Auriverdes’ – a portmanteau of the latin ‘Aurum’ (Gold) and Portuguese ‘Verdes’ (Green) – Gold for the colour of the whisky, and Green for the iconic green* bottle in which Ardbeg is presented.

Why Portuguese, I hear you ask? Well apparently there’s some sort of kickball tourney on later this year in Brazil? Not really my sort of thing, but I’m sure Jake will use it as an excuse to bore the crap out of you / keep you entertained (delete per your preference).

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Feis Ile 2013: The Islay Whisky Roundup!

It’s fair to say that Feis Ile aka That Boutique-y Whisky Company On Tour 2013 was a rip-roaring success! Enjoyment was had by all, 3 fantastic Competitions were run and…

Feis Ile 2013 map

It’s fair to say that Feis Ile aka That Boutique-y Whisky Company On Tour 2013 was a rip-roaring success! Enjoyment was had by all, 3 fantastic Competitions were run and entered into with rabid enthusiasm. And nobody died, either! Great success.

From our Distillery Dog Peaty getting lost (and getting found again) to our Message in a Bottle Islay Treasure Hunt, to loads of you literally flagging us down with the signal, you (yes, you) all made this our best Fèis Ìle yet! We’re already hard at work planning next year’s shenannigans…

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Feis Ile 2013: Day 8 (Ardbeg) – Ardbog & The SS Malt

The final day of Feis Ile 2013 was of course Ardbog Day! Although thoroughly shattered, we nonetheless dragged ourselves down to the Kildalton coast with dogged enthusiasm! (The good thing…

Ardbog

The final day of Feis Ile 2013 was of course Ardbog Day! Although thoroughly shattered, we nonetheless dragged ourselves down to the Kildalton coast with dogged enthusiasm!

(The good thing about Ardbeg of course is that they have Ardbeg there. Mmm… Ardbeg.)

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Feis Ile 2013: Day 7 (Bunnahabhain) – Wyre Majestic & iPed 2013

‘International Port Ellen Day’ 2013 (#iPed2013), organised by the one and only Jon Beach, took place on the Friday during Fèis Ìle this year. First though, we paid a visit…

John Beach

‘International Port Ellen Day’ 2013 (#iPed2013), organised by the one and only Jon Beach, took place on the Friday during Fèis Ìle this year.

First though, we paid a visit to Bunnahabhain and even solved the mystery of what really happened to the nearby Wyre Majestic, now shipwrecked off the coast…

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Feis Ile 2013: Day 6 (Kilchoman) – Kikkoman VS Kilchoman

– He came from the planet of soy.   – The cool guy…   – Kikkoman!   …but who’s this foreigner disrupting the established order of things? Kilcho–man?! I guess…

Kilchoman

– He came from the planet of soy.

 

– The cool guy…

 

– Kikkoman!
 
…but who’s this foreigner disrupting the established order of things? Kilcho–man?! I guess we’ll just have to settle this the Harry Hill way…

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Feis Ile 2013: Day 5 (Bowmore) – Message in Bottle Winners & Flaming Bows

It seems that everywhere we’ve gone this week people have been talking about one thing in particular: the mysterious bottles that have washed up on the shores of Islay containing…

Bart back to the future

It seems that everywhere we’ve gone this week people have been talking about one thing in particular: the mysterious bottles that have washed up on the shores of Islay containing messages written by “Doc” Emmett L. Brown way back in 1859!

This was, as you may know unless you’ve been living under a rock (you do read all my blogs with avid enthusiasm, right?), part of our third competition for Feis Ile 2013. Everybody who found a bottle was told to meet at the clock tower at Laphroaig distillery at 12 noon on Wednesday 29th May 2013 – their prize for doing so was a full bottle of That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s brand new Caol Ila (worth £54.95) AND the chance to feature on our next cultish comic book-style label!

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