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Lagavulin and Caol Ila launch 2019 Feis Ile limited edition bottlings

In celebration of the 2019 Islay Festival of Music and Malt, Feis Ile, Lagavulin and Caol Ila Distilleries have launched two limited edition single malts
The 2019 Islay Festival of Music and Malt brings together a selection of world-wide Scotch lovers, and this year it has produced exclusives from Lagavulin and Caol Ila, with the launch of two expressions in limited edition batches.

The two Distillery exclusive bottles are only available for purchase during the week of the festival, providing the owners with rare and collectible pieces.

Lagavulin Feis Ile 2019 – 19 Years Old
The Lagavulin bottling has been matured in Refill Oak Casks and then sherry-treated freshly-charred American Oak Hogsheads before a final maturation in old European Oak puncheons. The limited edition run of 6,000 bottles will be released with an ABV of 53.8%, and an RSP of £150. Available to purchase at Lagavulin distillery only.

Colin Gordon, Lagavulin distillery manager says, “Feis Ile is our yearly celebration of music and single malt scotch whisky. It’s such an exciting time for us all on the Island and we always look forward to welcoming guests behind the scenes at Lagavulin. Each bottle represents a part of our story at the distillery and is extra special because it’s been chosen by everyone here – from the visitor center to the warehouse teams. We’re sure it will surprise and delight both the familiar and new faces at this years festival.”

Caol Ila Feis Ile 2019 – 22 Years Old
The Caol Ila festival bottling plays tribute to the Feis Ile, with a limited edition run of 3,000 bottles at natural cask strength. Matured in sherry-treated freshly-charred American oak hogshead the whisky’s ABV is 58.4%, with an RSP of £130. Available exclusively to purchase at Caol Ila distillery.

Pierrick Guilaume, Caol Ila distillery manager says, “As with every bottle, a lot of careful thought has been put into our Feis Ile expression. We’ve taken the usual complexity of Caol Ila and used the cask influence to balance this, creating something really unique from our distillery. Everyone here is extreemly proud to share this with our guests at the festival this week and want them to enjoy a special piece of Islay’s heritage when they head home from our beautiful island.”