Session 1: Saturday 4, June @ 12PM – 3PM Session 2: Saturday 4, June @ 4PM – 7PM
The world’s most famous whisky festival is coming down under. Fèis Ìle - Festival of Islay has partnered with The Whisky Show to host the world’s first official ‘Friends of Fèis Ìle 2022’ whisky festival to be held in Melbourne.
For those who are not able to visit Scotland, The Whisky Show is bringing the Fèis Ìle - Islay Whisky Festival experience to you. It will be held on 4 June 2022, at the Stamford Plaza, Melbourne for one day only. There will be over 60 different Scotch whiskies, all included in the ticket price to try and sample.
What is the Fèis Ìle Festival?
For those who are not familiar with the tiny Scottish island of Islay, it’s fondly nicknamed “Whisky Island” due to its concentration of nine celebrated whisky producing distilleries. Scotch Whisky made on Islay is renowned for its smoky character derived from peat, considered a central characteristic of the Islay malts. Fèis Ìle, originally started in 1986, is an annual series of events held at the distilleries and other locations on the island. It celebrates the whisky and culture of the island through music, dancing, distillery open days, and whisky tastings. Since many people are not able to make the annual pilgrimage to Scotland, The Whisky Show has partnered with Fèis Ìle to bring their beloved festival experience to Australia.
Whisky Brands Presenting
Every distillery on Islay has confirmed and are bringing some truly special whiskies for you to all enjoy, including a selection of limited expressions and special bottlings.
PLUS we have also secured a number of independent bottles and peated island distilleries to enhance the fun, and bring more whisky for you all to try.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society - SMWS (New Exhibitor Just Announced!)
Hunter Laing & Co
Elements of Islay
Exclusive Bottles on Taste:
Your ticket gives you access to browse and sample over 60 different Scotch whiskies, all included in the ticket price. As part of the official Fèis Ìle whisky festival, a number of Islay distilleries will be bringing their Fèis Ìle bottlings to pour at the show.
A small selection of these exclusive whiskies will be available to purchase as well at The Whisky Show’s Popup Bottleshop.
Free Whisky Tasting Glass:
A whisky tasting glass is provided on arrival, yours to keep. Also included is a show bag with snacks and a water bottle.
Rare Whisky Popup Bar
The legends from Melbourne's award winning whisky bar The Elysian will be running a dedicated pop-up whisky bar on site, pouring rare and hard to find Islay whiskies. 15ml pours start at $6. A selection of previous year releases and long sold out Fèis Ìle bottlings will be available to purchase at the bar