It is day 2 of Fèis Ìle Islay!!

If you are unfamiliar with this weeklong celebration, we’re here to fill you in.

Fèis Ìle ‘the Islay Festival of Malt and Music ‘ was founded by the local people of Islay in 1986 to celebrate the heritage and culture of Isle of Islay and to provide a pan cultural and activity based series of events. The Feis starts the last weekend of May each year and lasts for one week.

The island of Islay is a region in Scotland, located off the southwest shore and home to 8 active distilleries. Lagavulin, Bruichladdich, Caol Ila, Laphroaig, Kilchoman, Bowmore, Bunnahabhain, and Ardbeg. Each Islay distillery has it’s own special day during Fèis Ìle. These distilleries are said to produce the world’s best whisky. Their single-malt scotches are renowned amongst whisk(e)y lovers, especially those who love peat and smoke! 

And we at Merlins Rest love our peat and smoke, so in celebration of Fèis Ìle we are offering $2 off full pours or $1 off drams of any expression from the respective distillery (see below).

*** EXCITING NEWS *** New to this year we will be hosting distillery seminars on their respective days of Laphroaig, Kilchoman and Ardbeg. Scotch lovers absolutely should not miss this!!

Saturday, May 21: Lagavulin (3 expressions) and WWD

Sunday, May 22: Bruichladdich (9 expressions)

Monday, May 23: Caol Ila (9 expressions)

Tuesday, May 24: Laphroaig (12 expressions)

-7:30pm Laphroaig Seminar open to the public

Wednesday, May 25: Bowmore (7 expressions)

Thursday, May 26: Kilchoman/Jura (4 expressions of both)

-7:30 Kilchoman Seminar open to the public

Friday, May 27: Bunnahabhain (7 expressions)

Saturday, May 28: Ardbeg (6 expressions, hopefully 7 if it gets here in time)

-4pm Ardbeg Seminar open to the public

Come down to the pub and have a dram or two with us!