Lagavulin and Caol Ila launch Fèis Ìle 2023 limited editions

Fèis Ìle returns for a fabulous week filled with great music and whisky and to celebrate, Islay distilleries Lagavulin and Caol Ila are launching the festival exclusive Single Malt Scotch whiskies. Both bottles will be available to purchase from each distillery at their respective days during the festival. 

Caol Ila Fèis Ìle 2023 13-Year-Old – The limited-edition bottling has been matured in Pedro Ximénez / Oloroso seasoned butts, imparting delightful, sweet and fruit notes that complement the peat and peppery spice typical of the Islay distillery. 

Caol Ila Fèis Ìle 2023 13-Year-Old is bottled at 60.4% ABV, with an RSP of £185, available to be purchased solely from the distillery. To mark this year’s festival special significance for the distillery, Caol Ila guests will also have the opportunity to purchase a unique and exclusive distillery manager’s bottling. More details to be revealed soon.

Lagavulin Fèis Ìle 2023 14-Year-Old is a unique bottling, matured in a balanced combination of American and European Oak and, for the first time, finished in Armagnac casks. Lagavulin Fèis Ìle 2023 14-Year-Old is bottled at 58.4% ABV, with an RSP of £220, available to be purchased exclusively from the distillery.




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