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The Islay Festival 2019 Elements Tall Ship Tasting & Sailing

This is an incredible opportunity to sail the high seas on one of the last wooden sailing ketches in the world, The Flying Dutchman, whilst tasting some amazing whiskies.

Only 9 customers will be able to set sail with us, so this is as exclusive as it comes!

The Flying Dutchman is is over 100 years old, having been rebuilt and refurbished to accommodate passengers in 2004, She is a sight to behold and has a fascinating story herself, which the ship’s crew can tell you all about whilst aboard.

The tasting itself will be of the latest from the Elements of Islay, Port Askaig and Single Malts of Scotland range, with the very man who puts them together, Mr Oliver Chilton – Whisky Creator for Elixir Distilling.

Ollie is fast becoming a legend in the industry and is famous for his no-nonsense approach and technical know-how, not to mention his involvement in a new Islay distillery… If its geeky you want, he can give great geek. If you just want to enjoy the whiskies, you can do that too!

The Flying Dutchman also has her own acclaimed chef on board who will be preparing some tasty nibbles for you!

We’ll be boarding the Dutchman at Port Ellen at 1.45pm to set sail at 2pm sharp. You will be taken on a rib to the ship where you’ll begin your voyage. Bring your sea legs, waterproofs and anything else you think you’ll need for this voyage. Life jackets will be provided!

*Please note that all Tall Ship Tastings are weather dependent.