Fèis Ìle 2023

Fèis Ìle 2023

Celebrate the world of Bunnahabhain at our Fèis Ìle 2023 open day. With the chance to access areas rarely open to the public, talk to our whisky makers and enjoy some delicious limited-edition drams, it really isn't an event to be missed!  

Bunnahabhain Day Experiences

Explore our distillery and whiskies on one of our festival experiences. These tickets will be available on Digitickets from the 30th March at 12pm (Islay Time) and sold on a first come, first served basis.  

Join Andrew Brown, Distillery Manager, Julieann Fernandez, Master Blender and Brendan McCarron, Master Distiller for Bunnahabhain's Fèis Ìle Masterclass in the filling store.

Our senior whisky makers will give an insight into this year’s festival drams, the stories behind the casks and why they felt these best represented Bunnahabhain. The headline event every year for festival goers at the distillery, it's not one to miss!

Duration: 60 minutes

Drams: 5 drams x 30ml

Price: £60

The dramming sessions in Warehouse 9 are our most popular visitor experiences and always a stand-out at Fèis Ìle!

Held in our distillery's converted floor maltings, now home to casks maturing Bunnahabhain whisky, hide away from the outside world for an exclusive tasting of unpeated and moine (peated) Bunnahabhain straight from the cask.

Join the team for an unforgettable Fèis Ìle 2023 experience!

Duration: 45 mins

Drams: 4 cask strength drams x 25ml

Price: £40

Enjoy a trip up the Sound of Islay in one of our local high speed RHIB. Sit back with a dram and experience our distillery just as the Bunnahabhain Helmsman would have done! It’s the perfect opportunity for some once in a lifetime shots for all the enthusiastic photographers amongst you and to see our beautiful distillery from the sea. The boat trip will take approximately 30 minutes but please allow at least 40 minutes for the experience.

Duration: 40 minutes

Dram: 2 x 25ml drams

Price: £20

Discover more about how and where we make our delicious single malt whisky on a tour of the Bunnahabhain Distillery production areas. Learn more about each step and techniques we use to create our Islay whisky.

Choose our standard production tour or the option with our Master Distiller, Brendan McCarron.

Experience details:

Duration: 30 minutes

Drams: 2 drams

Price: £15 for standard tour, £40 for Master Distiller's tour

Returning for Fèis Ìle 2023, join the warehouse team for an unforgettable walk through our dunnage warehouse. For one day only, we will be opening Warehouse 4 which has 142 years of whisky history and stories, for you to explore. An informal and relaxed tour, you'll have the chance to ask the warehouse team questions and sample some whiskies from casks personally selected for this experience.  

A real highlight of our open day returns!

Duration: 45 minutes

Drams: 3 drams selected by the Warehouse Team

Price: £35

Have a laugh and taste some incredible whiskies with our Master Distiller, Brendan McCarron. He'll guide you through an exclusive tasting, showcasing some of the most memorable expressions of Bunnahabhain.  

Duration: 90 minutes

Drams: 4 drams

Price: £50

A Warehouse 9 tasting with a difference... it’s not in Warehouse 9! Join our Visitor Centre team in the Filling Store as they share some classic Warehouse 9 drams and talk all things Bunnahabhain and whisky from a different perspective.

Who knows, there may even be some impromptu music, so sit back, relax and enjoy the craic!

Duration: 60 mins

Drams: 4 cask strength drams x 25ml

Price: £40

Join our Master Blender, Julieann Fernandez for a tasting of some surprise drams taken straight from her private blending cupboard.

Find out what it takes to create the Bunnahabhain whiskies we know and love and perhaps some secrets on what's coming next!

Guaranteed to be both insightful and full of laughs!  

Duration: 90 minutes

Drams: 4 drams x 25ml

Price: £50

Join Bunnahabhain Distillery Manager, Andrew Brown for a relaxed and informal Fèis Ìle day tasting. Sharing some unique and very special whiskies and stories distilled from his 25 plus years’ service at Bunnahabhain, a great afternoon awaits!

Duration: 45 minutes

Drams: 4 drams x 25ml

Price: £50


If you don't manage to get a ticket to one of our experiences, there's still plenty to do during our open day (entry is free), including music, food, games, and of course, some delicious whiskies!