Fèis Ìle (The Islay Festival)
Fèis Ìle (aka the Islay Festival of Malt and Music) is one of Scotland’s biggest whisky festivals. Each year, starting the last week in May, the festival welcomes whisky, music and travel fans from around the world to come and celebrate with us.
Whilst much of the activity takes place on Islay over a 10-day period, we host our own Jura Fèis Ìle Day where guests are welcomed to the visitor centre for a unique whisky experience (and, if you’re really lucky the chance to sample our exclusive Fèis Ìle Edition), followed by live music.
2023 Festival Plans
We're so excited to welcome everyone to Jura for this year's Fèis Ìle on Friday 2nd June, and we have a whole host of fun and exciting plans to make sure everyone gets the most out of their time on our beautiful island. As well as a selection of unique distillery tours, we'll also have several non-ticketed attractions happening in and around the distillery and nearby pub, meaning you're bound to find something to suit every taste. Check out below for further details.
The festival is dog friendly, however you will not be able to bring your dog into the distillery building.
If you'd like to know more about Fèis Ìle, and the schedule of events for 2023, take a look at the official festival website.
We're offering a range of different tours during this year's festival so make sure you get your tickets before they sell out. Please note you must be 8 or older to go on a tour.
Standard Distillery Tour
Join us on a tour of our still house, filling store and warehouses to learn why Jura is more than a whisky. This tour includes two drams chosen by your tour guide and a Jura Whisky glass.
Times: 10am, 12pm, 1pm, 3pm
Tour length: Approx. 1 Hour
Number of spaces: 10 per tour
Extended Distillery Tour
This is a very special chance to tour the Jura Distillery before tasting Jura Whisky directly from three of our most revered single casks. A Jura Whisky glass will also be included.
Times: 11am & 2pm
Tour length: Approx. 1 hour 15
Number of spaces: 10 per tour
Exclusive Distillery tour plus Q&A
Join us for an in-depth tour of the Jura distillery followed by a private Q&A and whisky tasting with Graham Logan, Jura’s Distillery Manager for the last 32 years. 2023 marks a truly special moment, as Graham hands over the baton to our next Jura Distillery Manager, Jamie Muir. The 2 will be in discussion with Jura Whisky Maker Joe Ricketts and Brand Ambassador, Andrew Lennie to discuss Graham’s remarkable career and the what the future holds. We will taste 4 single cask whiskies including our Feis Ile 2023 Single Cask bottling chosen by Graham.
Times: 15:30 and 15:45 plus Q&A session 4:45 – 6pm
Tour length: Approx. 2 hours
Number of spaces: 20 (10 on each tour)
As well as these ticketed events, there will be plenty of other non-ticketed things happening in and around Jura’s vibrant distillery right across the day.
Join us as we welcome TikTok sensation, Hebridean Baker for not one, but two cooking sessions; renowned mixologists, Nauticus, will be taking over Jura’s only pub and creating some fantastic drinks; and we’ll also be running a series of games on the field and beach right under the watchful gaze of our beachside distillery.
There will be plenty of fun (and whisky) for everyone, so even if you miss out on a ticket, make sure you join us for a dram!
If you are looking to make the journey on Friday 2nd June, please ensure you check your travel ahead of your journey.
There will be a free shuttle bus from the Feolin ferry to the distillery.