Posted 03 May 2018 /
The Society’s May outturn ‘Festival Fever’ has a particular focus on Speyside and Islay, with both regions having their respective annual festivals this month. Spirit of Speyside starts today, and runs through the weekend, covering a host of special visits, tastings, dinners and day trips. Feis Ile – the Islay Festival of Music and Malt takes place at the end of the month over an entire week, from Friday 25th May through to Saturday 2nd June. The format is similar (though with more of a musical slant, especially in the evenings), but the crowds are even denser and growing every year. The SMWS outturn features 21 new single cask bottlings – 14 from Speyside distilleries, 4 from Islay, 2 from the Highlands and 1 from the Lowlands. As billed, it’s primarily a Speyside vs. Islay ‘Region Rumble’.