Lagavulin Feis Ile 2019 – 19 Year Old (53.8% ABV) has been matured in refill oak casks and sherry-treated freshly-charred American oak hogsheads, before a final maturation in old European oak puncheons.
Caol Ila Feis Ile 2019 – 22 Year Old (58.4% ABV) is a cask strength expression, which has been matured in sherry-treated freshly-charred American oak hogshead.
|Lagavulin and Caol Ila Feis Ile 2019 Limited-Edition Releases|
The Lagavulin Feis Ile 2019 – 19 Year Old, is said by the brand to deliver fruity and floral top notes to the nose, with mossy, green aromas and a Lapsang Souchong tea smokiness. Followed by notes of pepper, gunpowder dryness, wood spice, confectionery-like sweetness and seaweed smokiness on the palate.
The Caol Ila Feis Ile 2019 – 22 Year Old, is said by the brand to deliver notes of tropical fruits and coconut on the nose. Followed by notes of Caol Ila’s signature smokiness, hints of citrus, fresh mint, spice, vanilla, honey and coal smoke on the palate.
Commenting on the Lagavulin release, Colin Gordon, Lagavulin Distillery Manager said: “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 centre to the warehouse teams. We’re sure it will surprise and delight both the familiar and new faces at this year’s festival.”
Commenting on the Caol Ila release, Pierrick Guilaume, Caol Ila Distillery Manager said: “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.”
The Lagavulin Feis Ile 2019 – 19 Year Old, which is limited to just 6,000 bottles, will be available exclusively from the distillery on Saturday 25th May, as part of its Feis Ile open day, for a RRP of £150.00.
The Caol Ila Feis Ile 2019 – 22 Year Old, which is limited to just 3,000 bottles, will be available exclusively from the distillery on Monday 27th May, as part of its Feis Ile open day, for a RRP of £130.00.
Posted by Steve Rush