Spirit of Flavour

Eat & Drink Islay.
Touch, Taste, Smell, Hear and See Islay in this amazing Sensory Experience.

One Day Flavours of Islay Tour, eating taster plates of delicious homemade local food perfectly matched with Islay whisky. As you eat and drink the best of Islay, we take you to see beautiful places and you listen to the sounds of the island….

You feel the wind on your skin, and smell the sea air. You’ll hear our songs and music, drink the best Islay whisky and eat delicious local food.

A complete sensory overload. Savour the smells, tastes, sights and sounds of our amazing island. Listen to the sound of the waves and the wind, hear the voices of the birds and animals.
Look at the open views over the island and beyond to the majestic Paps of Jura. On a clear day we can see Ireland to the South, and looking Northwards, away up the West coast of Scotland to Mull, Iona and beyond. Listen to singing and music from Islay, specially selected to match the food, whisky and landscapes.

We collect you from your accommodation, or from the air or ferry port and chauffeur you to the four corners of the island during the course of the day, stopping every hour of so to experience some lovely food and drink.

You will enjoy special, sometimes single cask, Islay Whiskies paired with home baking; shortbread, shearers’ cake; lobster, venison, tablet, broths, oysters, local lamb….
We can even sit at a beach bonfire whilst you sip your smoky whisky and smell the salt of the sea waves and the smoke of a driftwood fire. Listen to lovely music, local choirs singing, learn a bit about the history of the island, and much more.

Relax in comfort and let us host you around the island, taking in the sites and sounds that match with the food and drink you will enjoy.

Proposal Itinerary of Sensory Immersion Day

9.o0 Your host/guide will meet you. You receive a handwritten menu and whisky list for the day ahead. We take you to a beautiful old farmhouse on a working farm. Here you will savour the smell and tastes of morning (Scottish) coffee and homemade scones fresh from the oven, flavour matched with a perfect dram, whilst chatting with your hosts about Islay.

Next we will share with you an ancient, historical site. Listen to the sounds of the place, savour a special whisky containing the essence of the landscape, matched with something deliciously sweet, hear tales of the past and experience this in your dram of the present. Then we travel to an award winning Islay Whisky Bar & Hotel for tender local venison or lamb or salmon tasting plates, with matching dram. Enjoy meeting the local hosts and marvel at their extensive whisky collection.
Our next visit is to enjoy sea fresh oysters with a fabulous matching whisky. One of the classic whisky & food pairings.

Weather permitting we make our way to a clear open beach where we can sit with a smoky whisky that perfectly matching the smells and sounds you are experiencing and eat richly flavoured, mouth watering home baking.

After, we travel further around Loch Indaal to another famous eatery where you will enjoy a warm savoury tasting plate flavour combination matched with the perfect whisky. To round off your day of culinary delight, we head to the South end of the island where you taste specially chosen, locally sourced seafood and matching whisky. 18.00 Return to accommodation.

Touch, Taste, Smell, Hear and See Islay in this amazing Sensory Experience.

Cost of Day

£455 for 1 person
£360 PP for any number over 1.

During the course of the day you drink 7 exquisite whiskies perfectly combined with delicious food. You also receive either a cd or memory stick, whichever you prefer, containing the lovely music and singing you heard during your day.

We can try to accommodate special dietary requirements.
If you have a larger party, please ask and we will see if we can help you.

Available all year round

Not available last week of May 2019 ~ Feis Ile nor last week of October 2019 ~ Theatre of Drams