Join us for a relaxed and informal Open Day on the beautiful lawns at Islay House – with music, ice cream, BBQ, local craft stalls, ales and of course, some great whisky. We’ll carry our Open Day celebrations well into the evening for those still dancing. The open day is free to attend.
WHERE: ISLAY HOUSE, BRIDGEND
WHEN: 20 MAY 2016 1 – 10PM
Exclusive celebratory bottle
On sale from 1pm
There will be a celebratory bottle available to buy at the Islay House Open Day. Let us introduce you to 127.44 ‘Cantina Mexicana’, this 12yo ex-sherry butt is a real Latino lovely.
127.44 Cantina Mexicana
The nose was snout-grabbing – woody, like old sea chests or a dusty Mexican cantina floor (including leather boots and fag-ends), lots of liquorice; figs and oriental spices, then a beef stew with sherry and smoked paprika in it. The neat taste was simply huge – smoke, ash and burnt sticks; Moffat toffees, Liquorice Allsorts, balsamic pears and Amontillado sherry.
SMWS Members: £120 Non SMWS Members: £240
Drams available: £5
Project Flavour Behaviour Test Sessions
2.30-3.30pm, 4.30-5.30pm and evening session 6.30-7.30pm
How would you like to sample rare whiskies and learn something about yourself all in the name of scientific research? Volunteer whisky tasters are required to be guinea pigs at a series of secretive scientific research experiments happening at Islay House for this year’s Feis Ile.
Click here for more information and to sign up.
Chilli eating competition
Arriba, Arriba! Andale, Andale! We need some brave gringas and gringos to take part in our chilli eating competition, grand winner will take home an SMWS Feis Ile bottling. Sign-up on the night.
Find out more about Islay House here.