Diageo, has today announced the launch of its 2021 Lagavulin and Caol Ila Fèis Ìle limited editions.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, events for this year’s Fèis Ìle (Islay Festival of Music and Malt) will be held virtually, and this year’s festival bottlings will be available online.
|2021 Lagavulin and Caol Ila Féis Íle limited editions|
Lagavulin Fèis Ìle 2021 (54.4% ABV) which is limited to 6,000 bottles, is a 13 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, matured in refill American oak barrels and finished in high char Port-seasoned casks.
Caol Ila Fèis Ìle 2021 (56.6% ABV) which is limited to 3,000 bottles, is a 12 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, matured in refill American oak barrels and finished in high char Moscatel-seasoned casks.
Hand-selected by the distillery teams, the Lagavulin and Caol Ila Fèis Ìle bottles, are said to represent a precious part of each distillery’s rich heritage, offering whisky fans an exciting twist on their core expressions.
Commenting on the Lagavulin Fèis Ìle 2021, Pierrick Guilaume, Lagavulin Distillery Manager, said: “Fèis Ìle is an incredible week for the island each year, allowing us to welcome whisky and music lovers around the globe to the island we’re so proud to call home. While our celebrations at Lagavulin Distillery are slightly different this year, we still have a fabulous line up planned who will treat online guests to some of Scotland’s best music and entertainment, as well as an incredible bottling which will excite fans of Lagavulin and the festival.”
Commenting on the Caol Ila Fèis Ìle 2021, Samuel Hale, Caol Ila Distillery Manager, said: “This will be my first festival as distillery manager of Caol Ila and although we are unable to host the event in Islay, we wanted to continue to honour the occasion with not only a wonderful online event but also by creating a remarkable bottling. We’re sure it’s going to be extremely popular with Caol Ila fans.”
Lagavulin Fèis Ìle 2021 and Caol Ila Fèis Ìle 2021, will be available via malts.com from June 1st, with a pre-sale for subscribers from 14:00 BST on May 31st, for the respective RRP’s of £160.00 and £130.00.
Posted by Steve Rush