This year’s festival opened with a hectic schedule of masterclasses, music and tastings.
Islay Festival 2017: Laphroaig open day
Despite getting off to a wet and windy start, Laphroaig distillery’s open day for the Islay Festival eventually drew the crowds today (30 May).
As visitors gathered in the distillery’s courtyard to taste old and rare drams, to sample fresh seafood and to listen to live music, Scotchwhisky.com editor Becky Paskin stole a moment with Laphroaig distillery manager John Campbell to find out about this year’s festival bottling, Cairdeas 2017.
Joining them in Laphroaig’s Warehouse 11 are two of the festival’s farthest-travelled visitors, Wayne from Cape Town, and Jeff from Melbourne.
Festivals and events 29 May 2017
With party vibes aplenty, Bruichladdich offered oysters and no fewer than seven drams for revellers.
Festivals and events 30 May 2017
Time to implement Plan B at secluded Caol Ila as the rains sweep in across Islay.
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