The cancellation of this spring’s Feis Ile festival on Islay hasn’t stopped Bunnahabhain from throwing its (virtual) doors open to all by inviting whisky fans to ‘Feis at Home’ via a live stream on Bunnahabhain’s Facebook page on Friday 29th of May from 8pm (BST).
Hosted by whisky expert Dave Broom, Bunnahabhain Distillery Manager Andrew Brown will be joined by Master Blender Julianne Fernandez, Master Distiller Stephen Woodcock and Visitor Centre Manager Dr Billy Sinclair to lead whisky fans through a tasting and take part in a panel discussion about the two limited-edition expressions being released to mark the occasion.
Tasting kits available to purchase from the Bunnahabhain website will allow people to follow along from the comfort of their home.
Ahead of the tasting, Visitor Centre Manager, Dr Billy Sinclair will take friends of Bunnahabhain on a Facebook Live tour around the distillery and island. Eagle-eyed viewers will also have the chance to win a trip to the world-famous festival in person in 2021, with competition details announced on the first ‘tour’ to go live on Bunnahabhain’s Facebook page at 10am (BST) on Friday the 29th of May.
Bunnahabhain Distillery Manager, Andrew Brown, said, “Our world famous ‘Music and Malt’ festival here on Islay is a pilgrimage for many a Bunnahabhain fan and we love greeting them here at the distillery. We’ll miss seeing some familiar faces in person, but Feis Ile is always warm and welcoming, so we’re embracing the fact that live streaming technology will allow even more people to join in this year.”
We’ve got a great panel of experts on board to talk through our wonderful new festival editions, and anyone who’s visited Feis Ile before will know that’s not all we’ve got up our sleeve. You’ll have to tune in to find out more, but we can guarantee a memorable festival, even if it’s not running exactly as we had planned.”