Exclusive Islay Festival Auction
Islay Festival Auction - Friday 7 June to Monday 17 June
We are excited to once again be hosting our annual Islay Auction, an eleven day long dedicated celebration of this fantastic whisky region.
Featuring incredible festival exclusives from Feis Ile 2019 alongside some of the best bottlings from previous years, the auction is the perfect opportunity for those who cannot make it across the water to Islay for the Feis.
The auction is running from 7-17 June.
Please see below highlights which will feature in our exclusive auction. If you are interested in reading more about the official bottlings including tasting notes and reviews from Dave Broom you can do so at scotchwhisky.com.
Find out more about buying in our exclusive Fèis Ìle Auction.
We are delighted to announce that we will partner with the Islay Pollinator Initiative for our upcoming Islay Festival Auction.
The Pollinator Initiative conducts vital work in building Islay’s pollinator population by installing and nurturing honeybee colonies, training young beekeepers, creating habitat and educating young people in pollinator ecology. Their future aims include adding new habitat sites, establishing a social enterprise with honeybees, expanding existing educational services and producing honey and beeswax products for sale.
A portion of the profits from our Islay Festival Auction will be donated to the Initiative to assist in a joint venture with Islay Natural History Trust. They plan to develop an observation hive and information displays within the Islay Nature Centre, furthering their aim to educate the public about honeybees and their importance.
Fiona MacGillivary, Project Co-Ordinator said, ‘This is fantastic for us and will help me to show people the work of the bees in a safe environment’.
Whilst on Islay during Feis Ile week a few of the Whisky Auctioneer team met up with Fiona and visited some of the Pollinator Initiative's hives. Sadly the torrential rain meant that there was hardly a bee to be seen but it was fascinating learning more about the set up of the hives and the work being carried out.
You can find out more about the Islay Pollinator Initiative here.