Fèis Ìle 2019: Kilchoman Open Day
Yesterday, 30 May, the Kilchoman Open Day at Fèis Ìle 2019, was again one of the highlights of the year for Kilchoman fans. Once again, a tried and tested mix of tours, tastings, food and drink was on offer.
Among the many highlights: a masterclass tasting “Founders Cask” with Anthony Wills and the well-known whisky author Dave Broom, where one could taste not only interesting cask samples but also spirit samples obtained by using different types of yeast, a New Make Masterclass with Robin Bignal, the well known programme item “Be a bottler” where you could bottle your own Machir Bay, plus “Ultimate Be a bottler”, for which a single cask was specially provided, a food pairing with French whisky specialist Martine Nouet and much much more.
The much sought-after Fèis Ìle release was this time a vatting of a fresh Bourbon Barrel and an Oloroso Sherry Butt, both over 11 years old.