Fèis Ìle Programme 2020


Our team have been working very hard to create our programme for this year’s Fèis Ìle and we are very excited to share it with you all. 

The festival will run from Friday 22nd May until Saturday 30th May, with our official day being on Wednesday the 27th. 

Below, you will find all the relevant information regarding the entertainment and events that will be held throughout the festival.  All of our events plus the timings of each will be released and available to book as of the 17th of February, so keep your eyes peeled on our social media on Monday!


Throughout our festival day, there will be a host of entertainment for everyone to enjoy! We will have live Scottish musicians, a range of food, cocktails and plenty of whisky, of course! Our gift shop will be open with a range of branded goods, souvenirs and whisky from our parent company, Independent bottler Hunter Laing.



An evening with the Laing family. Stewart, Scott and Andrew will talk through the Kinship 2020 expressions. It promises to be an evening of personal stories from the family who have been in the industry for three generations.

Date: Monday 25th May 

Start Time: 19:30

Duration: Approximately two and a half hours.

Cost: £150



Explore the creation of Ardnahoe’s Spirit where modern design works in perfect harmony with traditional techniques and equipment. Hear our story whilst you take in the spectacular surroundings. Complete your tour in our bespoke “dramming” area with a taste and a glass to take home.

Date: This tour will run at various times throughout the whole week throughout the festival. 

Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Cost: £10 per person.



Experience Ardnahoe’s production process from the viewpoint of one of our operators. Our team have many years experience in the industry and they will give you an insight to their working day and the essential tasks they carry out in the creation of our spirit. At the end of the tour in the Stillhouse they will talk you through a small dram of the new make spirit.

This is a hosted tour of the production process concluded with a dram of Ardnahoe New Make Spirit in the scenic Stillhouse.

Date: This tour will run at various times throughout the whole week throughout the festival. 

Duration: 45 minutes.

Cost: £15 per person.



Sample four drams selected by the Ardnahoe Team from distilleries with worm tub condensers. Hear of their own interpretation of their chosen whisky and their experiences to date here at Islay’s newest distillery.  This experience includes a hosted tasting of four drams concluded with a group sampling of the Ardnahoe New Make Spirit

Duration: 1 hour.

Cost: £20 per person.



Taste the exquisite cask aged rums from around the Caribbean here at Ardnahoe. Discover the wild and colourful history of the rums and unique flavours in each expression. This is a hosted tasting of four drams.

Duration: 45 minutes.

Cost: £20 per person.



Taking place in our Kinship Room, our kitchen team will create the dishes from Islay’s larder and the drams presented by your host, Jenny who will talk you through the pairings. A combination of sea and land along with exquisite paired drams to tantalise our taste buds.

This experience includes a hosted tasting of 5 drams alongside five food samples containing eat and fish. This experience is not suitable for vegetarians, lactose intolerants or those with nut allergies. Gluten Free food samples can be made with two weeks advance notice.

Duration: 1 hour.

Cost: £40 per person.



Become acquainted with our Distillery Manager as he takes you through a warehouse tasting of some of our rare cask single malts. There will be stories, drams and lots of laughs. Fraser will share his knowledge of his many years in the industry and give you an insight into his vision for the Ardnahoe Spirit. This takes place in our Bonded Warehouse No.1. This is an experience hosted by Fraser Hughes tasting of five cask strength whiskies.

Date: This tour will run at various times throughout the whole week throughout the festival. 

Duration: 1 hour & 30 minutes.

Cost: £50 per person.

We look forward to welcoming you all to our distillery!

Be sure to keep an eye on our socials on Monday to get booked up on all our great experiences!