Diageo unveils Islay Scotch ‘twists’ for Fèis Ìle 2017By Amy Hopkins
Diageo has launched two limited edition Lagavulin and Caol Ila Scotch whiskies for Fèis Ìle 2017, finished in Moscatel and Amoroso oak casks respectively.
The bottlings, described as “twists” on popular expressions from the Diageo-owned Islay distilleries, will be available exclusively to distillery shoppers during the Islay festival, which will be held from 26 May-3 June.
Lagavulin 16 Year Old Fèis Ìle 2017 has been double matured in Moscatel oak casks and bottled at a cask strength of 55.8% abv. Limited to 6,000 bottles, the expression is priced £125.
It will be sold on a first come, first serve basis at Lagavulin, starting on the distillery’s open day on Saturday 27 May.
“As the Lagavulin Distillery enters its third century, we look to the future with interesting and unique liquids for our most loyal fans,” said Georgie Crawford, Lagavulin Distillery manager.
“We’re looking forward to raising a dram of these excellent bottlings together with our friends at Fèis as another great way to celebrate Scotch, the world’s favourite whisky.”
Caol Ila 12 Year Old Fèis Ìle 2017 has been double matured in Amoroso oak casks and bottled at a cask strength of 56.1% abv. Limited to 1,500 bottles, the expression is priced £99.
The whisky will go on sale starting from the Caol Ila Distillery open day on Monday 29 May.