Kilchoman Fèis Ìle 2021: On Sale Now
Published Date: 21st April 2021
Fèis Ìle 2021 is almost here but sadly, as with last year, the celebrations will be online. With delayed deliveries being all too normal these days, Kilchoman have decided the sooner they can dispatch their Fèis Ìle items to customers around the world the better. All items will be available to purchase from the Kilchoman website at 2pm on Wednesday April 21st ahead of their official Fèis Ìle day live events on June 3rd. A full schedule of Kilchoman Fèis day plans will be announced soon.
Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder & Managing Director, has selected eight 100% Islay casks for this year's release, two 2011 oloroso sherry butts and six 2012 bourbon barrels. The casks were filled with 20ppm 100% Islay spirit, distilled from Optic and Publican barley varieties, harvested at Kilchoman in 2010 and 2011. This Single Farm Single Malt was matured in their onsite dunnage warehouses before being bottled at cask strength; 56.3% abv.
"As you might know, I am partial to marrying bourbon and sherry casks, I feel these two cask types allow me to increase complexity without losing depth of character. The bourbon barrels I've selected give a solid structure to the dram that allow for a balance of maritime Islay flavours and the natural citrus sweetness of our spirit to shine through. The two oloroso sherry butts I chose add depth and richness to the whisky, I've had an eye on these casks for a while and they've now reached their peak"
"I am delighted with this year's Feis release and while I'm sad we won't be sharing a dram in person we invite you to join us online for the next best thing" Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder & MD.
Kilchoman are planning a packed schedule of events for their Fèis day on June 3rd, everything from fully immersive 360 degree interviews with the production team to behind the scenes Q&As, Live Tastings and Food Pairings.
There will be three tasting packs available to order so you can join in with the live tastings from the comfort of your own home - The Kilchoman DNA, Through the Ages and Experimental Casks.
There is also COCO Chocolate and Great Glen Chorizo Packs to pair with the whiskies. More info regarding all Kilchoman Fèis Ìle items is on their website. The full schedule of events will be announced shortly.