FÈIS ÌLE 2021 : ISLAY FESTIVAL
Festival of music et malt
Every year, at the end of May, the island of Islay welcomes culture and malt enthusiasts from all backgrounds for its Fèis Ìle festival that will be held this year from May 28 to June 5, 2021.
Created in 1984, the festival’s ambition was to revive the Gaelic language and culture, and it now offers more and more diverse activities. On the program: traditional music concerts, Gaelic lessons, golf, bowling, workshops, conferences, dances and of course, whisky tastings.
Indeed, in recent years, all the distilleries of Islay organize open days throughout the week of the festivities, which makes this festival an unmissable event for lovers of malt and peat, all in the magical setting of the island of Islay.
Naturally, Le Comptoir Irlandais is represented at each edition!
Scotland from your home
In this period of global health crisis, the Scottish island will unfortunately not be able to welcome an audience for this new edition and the cellars will remain silent this year.
But let the whisky fans be reassured, the festival will take place, in a virtual version as in 2020! An online festival renamed for the occasion “Virtual Feis Ile 2021” during which you can attend the days of online distilleries, music and dances, visits and virtual tastings, all live from your sofa!
Distilleries of Islay and elsewhere...
Le Comptoir Irlandais takes you into the world of great Scottish distilleries, from your home! Discover in particular the Laphroaig, Bunnahabhain, Ardbeg, Kilchoman, Coal Ila, Jura, Bowmore, Lagavulin and Bruichladdich distillery.
Each year, the Islay Festival closes in style with the revelation of the new experimental edition of the Ardbeg distillery. Don’t miss Ardbeg Day, the day it is unveiled to the general public, a must-see for peat lovers.
As for the Islay Festival, you can celebrate Ardbeg Day online with the members of the distillery.