Well what a week! Feis Ile 2015 has been superb, I hope you have followed each installment in this Islay Festival 2015 diary series, if not the links to each previous entry is included below.
I could not have asked for a better first Islay Festival, Feis Ile 2015 duly delivered on all I hoped it would be.
1. Epic Laphroaig tasting
This was probably always going to make it to the top five of whatever I got up to on Islay really but it really was knockout. Getting to try such mad whiskies from a range that I know and love was exceptional. If I had a spare few quid I would buy the 25 Year Old Laphroaig in a heartbeat.
2. Trying the 1972 Ardbeg in the warehouse
This should probably be the number one if I’m honest but there you go, it isn’t, but it was a genuine privilege to be trying a ~42 Year Old Ardbeg. Peated to 80ppm at the time but you’d never know it, the years have mellowed and matured this one to within an inch of perfection.
3. Lagavulin warehouse tasting
Well this is a lot to do with my arrival to the distillery as the tasting itself – when do you get to arrive at a distillery in a speed boat? Once in though the seven whiskies we tried that were drawn straight from the cask in front of us, including a 33 Year Old were just brilliant. The fact the lovely chap next to me did not want more than a sip so kept passing his to me just added a little bit of magic to the occasion.
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Great To meet you too Greg. I concur re: 1,3,5 on your list!