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Feis Ile at Lagavulin Distillery

Lagavulin welcomes you to enjoy a week of whisky tastings, music and amazing experiences. For the full festival programme please download the PDF below and to make your booking please click the Book Tour button and you will be taken through to our online booking system.

Notice to Visitors

Lagavulin Feis Ile tickets will be available to purchase from 13.00 GMT on Monday 19th March 2018.
For the full festival programme, including pricings, please download the PDF in the 'Feis Ile Festival' tab.
Please note, THE ULTIMATE ISLAY EXPERIENCE will be available to purchase from the Caol Ila programme.
All booking must be made online and are non refundable or transferable.

Lagavulin Feis Ile Festival Programme

Book Tours

Tours during Feis Ile can only be booked online.

Brand Ambassadors Battle

Time: 19:30

Duration: 2.5h

Friday 25th May

The Battles of the BA’s – join the Lagavulin brand ambassadors as they host an evening of drams and drama as they face off in deciding which is the best Lagavulin.  The night will begin with a fun tasting and once the victor is decided the bar will be opened for the celebrations to begin and the festival officially opened.

Lagavulin Manager's Masterclass

Time: 11:00

Duration: 1.5h

Saturday 26th May

Begin your Feis Ile 2018 celebrations with a tutored tasting from our distillery manager accompanied by canapes and music. 

Lagavulin Warehouse Experience

Time: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00 & 14:30

Duration: 1h

Saturday 26th May

Join Ian McArthur, our resident warehouseman, and Keith Law, our Master Blender, for a fantastic session of delicious whisky and discussion on the importance of maturation. 

Lagavulin through the Decades

Time: 10:00, 12:00 & 15:00

Duration: 1h

Saturday 26th May

Ewan Gunn, Global Scotch Whisky Ambassador, spent his childhood visiting Islay and truly loves everything about Islay and Lagavulin (it was his first whisky love after all).  Join him in the Jazz lounge to escape from the madness of Feis day for an intimate tasting of his personal favourites.

Donald's Perfect Pours

Time: 10:30 & 14:00

Duration: 1.5h

Saturday 26th May

Join Global Lagavulin Ambassador, Donald Colville, in the historic Malt Mill as he takes you on a journey through his favourite Lagavulin’s and ways to enjoy them. There may be a few surprises.

Port Ellen Maltings Tours

Time: 9:20, 9:40, 10:00, 10:20, 10:40, 11:00, 11:20, 11:40 & 12:00

Duration: 1h

Sunday 27th May

Explore Port Ellen Maltings with a tour by one of our knowledgeable Operators. 

Distillery Tour

Time: 9:30, 13:30 & 16:00

Weekdays Only

Duration: 1h

Sunday 27th May - Saturday 2nd June

Join the Guides for a trip round the distillery to learn how we create our famous spirit. 

Manager's Midweek Masterclass

Time: 10:00

Duration: 1.5h

Monday 28th May, Tuesday 29th May & Friday 1st June

Missed out on Saturday? Join the Distillery Manager for an in-depth tutored tasting of some of Lagavulin's finest whiskies. 

The Port Ellen Tasting

Time: 15:00

Duration: 1h

Monday 28th May, Tuesday 29th May & Friday 1st June

Kick start the Port Ellen revival with a tutored tasting of some of our famous Port Ellen Releases. 

Core Range Tasting Tour

Time: 11:30, 15:30 & 16:30

Weekdays Only

Duration: 1h

Sunday 27th May - Saturday 2nd June

Seen a few distilleries? Enjoy a quick look at the process & a tasting of our core collection. 


Warehouse Demonstration

Time: 10:30 & 14:00, 10:30 only on Friday

Duration: 1.5h

Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June

Join Ian McArthur, our resident warehouseman, to try some of our hidden gems in Warehouse Number 1. 

Nick Morgan Unplugged

Time: 19:30

Duration: 2h

Tuesday 29th May

Nick Morgan & Rob Allanson are back again for an evening of excellent music, amazing stories and fantastic whiskies.

Sensory Tasting Experience

Time: 14:30

Duration: 1h

Saturday 2nd June

Enjoy a tutored tasting with our knowledgeable guides whilst you explore your new Lagavulin tasting kit. 

Book Tours

Tours during Feis Ile can only be booked online.


We will be joined by a selection of local caterers to keep your appetite satisfied. 


Our Coopers will be back again to share the secrets of their craft.

Exclusive Bottling

Our new Exclusive distillery bottling will go on sale at 10am on the 26th of May.

A spirit of its own

Islay, the 'Queen of the Hebrides', is probably best known for its peaty, smoky whiskies. Some say they are the best in the whole world. Home to 8 working distilleries, Islay definitely has the process of making the stuff down to a fine art. Sláinte!

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Opening Times

Where to find us

From the Isle of Islay

Lagavulin Distillery

Port Ellen

Isle of Islay

PA42 7DZ

Lagavulin Distillery

Contact us

Tel: 01496 302749



Located 2 miles from Port Ellen one of Islay’s main sea-ports.

Lagavulin distillery video

Take a peek at the ins and outs of our working distillery. From the breathtaking views of Lagavulin Bay to our unusual pear shaped stills.

Feis Ile Festival

Further Information

Please note there will be no over night parking available on the site during the Festival. We look forward to seeing you again for another busy festival.