Feis Ile 2018
We have the first batch of bottlings from this year’s Islay Whisky Festival available to buy now! This year has seen some of the best whiskies we have tried so far including the oldest bottling ever of Port Charlotte, and an 18 year old, cask strength Lagavulin with a lot of sherry influence.
There is always great interest in these bottles from collectors and drinkers alike, and once their gone, their gone… See the bottles below and click through to the website for more details.
Lagavulin 18 Year Old 2018 Feis Ile Whisky – The official release from Lagavulin to commemorate the 2018 Islay Whisky Festival. This year’s bottling is a heavily sherried cask strength offering. It has big rich fruity notes and lots of coastal influences such as seashells, bonfire smoke and oysters. Limited to 6,000 bottles.
Laphroaig Cairdeas Feis Ile 2018 – The new Edition of Laphroaig Cairdeas, bottled to celebrate Laphroaig day at the Islay Whisky Festival.
Matured in first-fill bourbon casks before being double matured in Fino sherry casks, this unique expression uses non chill filtration to create a whisky that has notes of toaste almonds, dried fruit, sea salt, perfectly complimenting Laphroaig’s intense peaty flavour.
Port Charlotte 2005 ‘Valinch’ Feis Ile 2018 – A single cask bottling of heavily peated Port Charlotte whisky, distilled in 2005 and matured for 13 years in an Oloroso sherry butt, this bottle was exclusively available at Bruichladdich Day 2018. The Distillery Valinch is limited to 956 indivdually numbered bottles with a cask strength of 59.3%.
Port Charlotte ‘The Heretic’ Feis Ile 2018 – ‘The Last of the First’. The very last five casks of from Port Charlotte’s first year of distillation in 2001, thus making it the oldest Port Charlotte ever to be bottled by some length. A marriage of five casks which previously held either bourbon, rum and red wine. Limited to just 1300 bottles, this is Whisky Fix HQ’s pick of all the Feis Ile 2018 bottlings. It is also the very first ‘PC’ to feature the distilleries new bottle design.