Theatre of Drams Festival

THEATRE OF DRAMS

Whisky Festival/Symposium/Event

An Educational Celebration of Whisky

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an expansion & development of successful Whisky Course Islay

 THEATRE OF DRAMS

Monday 23 – Friday 27 October 2017

The hub of THEATRE OF DRAMS will be Bowmore Hall, Islay.

THEATRE OF DRAMS incorporates Whisky Course Islay, but  all the events,  and more, are available to book individually even if you are not on the course. 

Masters from all areas, both geographical & technical, of the industry will be in Islay to share their wisdom, wit and whisky with everyone.

Tickets will be on sale through an online ticketing system from February 2017.

You can book on a tasting, a talk, a workshop, anything you fancy.

THEATRE OF DRAMS has events for hundreds!

Whisky Course Islay has places for 22 Delegates.  We have experts in their fields from all areas of the industry.

The Course Structure will be similar to the last two years ~ with the actual Whisky Making Process being followed in a linear fashion & practical learning from participating Islay Distilleries.

A rough outline of THEATRE OF DRAMS Whisky Course is as follows:

Monday – Barley & Peat ~ focus on Malting & Agriculture, the chemistry of barley & germination, and kilning.
Tuesday – Mashing & Fermentation ~ focus on Yeast & Water ~ Stainless Steel Washbacks v Wooden Washbacks
Wednesday – Distillation ~ focus on Copper & Manufacture of stills & the alchemy of Distillation
Thursday – Maturation, Wood, Coopering ~ focus on casks from Spain & America, types of wood ~ time, Angels’ Share, Sherry, types & construction of casks
Friday – The Chemistry & Biology of Nosing & Tasting, Psychology of Marketing, Love & Hospitality of/to the customer.

Incorporated into this year’s amazing course will be ~
Participating ISLAY DISTILLERIES,
HISTORY, CULTURE, PRACTICAL WORK, many TASTINGS.
Local Islay knowledge.
MYSTERY GUESTS, DISTILLERIES, MUSIC, POETRY, PIPING, PEAT CUTTING & CEILIDHS.
Tasty Scottish cuisine, WHISKY & FOOD PAIRINGS, Whisky Dinners, Dancing,
& Most Importantly a tremendous amount of Theoretical & Technical & Practical whisky knowledge.

You can attend a ceilidh, learn about blending, drop into the Whisky Kitchen for some delicious food, and generally enjoy the craic.

If you wish to book your place on the full 5 Day WHISKY COURSE ISLAY please email rachel@wildandmagicislay.com

More information will be available on the website as the structure and schedule of THEATRE OF DRAMS develops.

ALL WELCOME.

Slàinte!

A New Islay Whisky Festival….