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Budding explorers invited to join Islay adventure

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Budding explorers invited to join Islay adventure

Originally Posted: Deadline.
Photo Credit: Scottish Licensed Trade News

Explorers are invited to set off on an adventure around the island of Islay from the comfort of their homes.

Billy Sinclair, Bunnahabhain’s visitor centre manager will be exploring the inner Hebridean island and meeting some of its residents, sharing tales about everything it has to offer visitors, who unfortunately can’t attend the Fèis Ìle whisky festival this year.

Spanning Islay’s stunning landscapes, Gaelic heritage, internationally acclaimed whisky bars, and nautical past.

They will also explore Bunnahabhain’s own links with the ocean, Fèis Ìle, and Scotland’s native tongue, adventurers will be able to choose where Billy visits while also having the chance to take part in some games along the way.

Bunnahabhain will also be releasing an eclectic playlist of music to bring the traditional sounds of Fèis to the ears of listeners from all over the world, taking part in an action-packed festival remotely once again.

The Islay Roam Around and Spotify playlist are in addition to two virtual tastings which can be enjoyed by whisky fans on Facebook live, as well as a pair of special limited edition festival releases from the distillery.

The distillery will also be announcing a third release live during its evening tasting, an exclusive bottling which one lucky fan will have the chance to win by taking part in Billy’s voyage around the island.

Sarah McKeeman, global brand manager for Bunnahabhain Distillery said: “Fèis Ìle offers so much more than just whisky and we wanted to recreate some of this magic as part of our packed event programme of virtual tastings and limited-edition releases.

“Our brilliant visitor centre manager, Billy, will be chatting with Islay locals, recounting stories of life on the island, and taking our fans along on this unique journey with them.

“We can’t wait to virtually welcome visitors to enjoy tales from the island, the awe-inspiring scenery, and of course some of our amazing hand selected expressions.”