Islay Festival of Malt and Music 2006

Friday, June 2nd

Kilchoman Distillery Islay's youngest distillery, 8 months in the working. Not an easy task.

Kilchoman Distillery

Kilchoman Distillery A fire in the kiln was a major setback. A good thing the maltings are close by.

Kilchoman Kiln

Kilchoman Distillery Another nosing&tasting: newmake spirit this time. A very special event. What will it be like in 8 years time?

Kilchoman Distillery nosing&tasting

Kilchoman Distillery Warehouses will never be the same. This one felt quite odd compared to the dark moist warehouses I've seen elsewhere.

Kilchoman Distillery

Kilchoman Distillery Their very first cask!

First cask Kilchoman Distillery

Party The closing night (although Ardbeg is still to come) of the Festival. Over 200 people meet in the filling store at Bunnahabhain for a smashing party.

Islay Festival Closing Night

Party John McLellan heads up the festivities. This man has a natural wit not to be beaten by anyone!

John McLellan

Party It runs in the family: Sandy McLellan knows his way with the pipes. This boy will go far.

Sandy McLellan

Party Stewart Thomson has a story or two to tell.

Stewart Thomson

Party Where else on earth can you find managers (and some staff) of all distilleries together for a singalong? If only they could sing.....


Party Clootie Dumpling and cheese. A steady ingredient of the party.

Clootie Dumpling and cheese

Party Their second year. The Blazin' Fiddles will get you on your feet.

The Blazin' Fiddles

Party Again, John McLellan is in the lead. He can dance too!

John McLellan

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