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Monsters of Peat

Updated: May 20, 2021

Dates – June 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Monsters of Peat is our celebration of independent bottlers and Islay whisky. Over the four days we’ll be hosting 10 tastings with the opportunity to sample over 60 incredible whiskies from the island that Scotland’s peatiest whiskies call home.

Here’s the schedule! Tastings in bold are headliner slots and therefor reflect a higher bottle budget:

Thursday 3rd:

7pm - Douglas Laing

Friday 4th:

4pm - “Secret set”

6pm - Càrn Mòr

8pm - Murray McDavid

Saturday 5th:

4pm - Gordon & MacPhail

6pm - Elements of Islay Charity Tasting

8pm - Boutique-y Whisky Company

Sunday 6th:

4pm - Elixir Distillers Charity Tasting

6pm - Cadenheads

8pm - Port Askaig Charity Tasting


Ticket Availability

Tickets will be available from our website To give everyone a fair chance to buy tickets and to best help us sell out events we’ll be staggering the tickets in the following order.

April 3rd @1pm

Friday Ticket - All events on Friday - £135


Saturday Ticket - All events on Saturday - £135

Sunday Ticket - All events on Sunday - £135

April 4th @1pm

Single tasting ticket - £45

Single headliner ticket - £55


All prices are inclusive of P&P. Drams will be in multiples of 20ml. All tickets have a purchasing limit of 2 per person.

As you can tell this is a big step up from our regular tasting events and there are a lot of moving parts, I intend to get all sample packs out at the beginning of May, those that are within a sensible drive of Bristol will be dropped off in person, those further afield will be sent via courier. All packaging will be fully recyclable. Zoom links for tastings will be emailed out but also posted onto The Dusties Facebook group on the day.


The Whisky

Here are the lineups, these are not the drinking order and may be subject to small changes stock dependant.

Douglas Laing - Thursday 3rd, 7pm

  • Ardbeg 25yr, XOP Platinum, 1992

  • Laphroaig 18yr, Old Particular, 2002

  • Port Ellen 32yr, XOP, 1982

  • Bowmore 21yr, XOP, 1997

  • Caol Ila 15yr, Unpeated, Old Particular, 2005

  • Bunnahabhain 30yr, XOP 1989

  • Bruichladdich, 15yr, Old Particular, 2005

"Secret Set" - Friday 4th, 4pm

  • It's a secret!

Carn Mor - Friday 4th, 6pm

  • Mactalla 15yr, Cask Strength

  • Caol Ila 8yr, 2012 Oloroso Cask

  • Williamson 10yr, 2010 Oloroso Cask

  • Bunnahabhain 16yr, Celebration of the Cask, 2004

  • Bowmore 23yr, Celebration of the Cask, Hogshead

  • Bowmore 26yr, Chairman's Legacy, Bourbon Barrel

Murray McDavid - Friday 4th, 8pm

• Bowmore 1989, 26yr - Latour

• Bowmore 2001, 15yr - Port

• Caol Ila 2014, 6yr - Cognac

• Cult of Islay 1988, 32yr - Oloroso

• Loch Ile 1996, 19yr - Madeira

• Peatside 2014, 6yr - PX

• Peatside 2011, 7yr - PX

Gordon & MacPhail - Saturday 5th, 4pm

  • Bunnahabhain 10yr, Discovery

  • Caol Ila 12yr, 2002 Cask Strength

  • Caol Ila 15yr, 1990 Vintage Rum Finish

  • Bruichladdich, 21yr, 1994 Cask Strength

  • Jura, 28yr, 1992, Connoisseur's Choice

  • Ardbeg, 28yr, 1975, Connoisseur's Choice

Elements of Islay, Charity Tasting - Saturday 5th, 6pm

  • Lp12

  • Lg11

  • Peat Full Proof

  • Bn8

  • Cl12

  • Bw8

Boutique-y Whisky Company - Saturday 5th, 8pm

  • Octomore, 6yr, Batch 1

  • Bunnhabhain, 10yr, Batch 22

  • Islay #1, 10yr, Batch 3

  • Islay #4, 11yr, Batch 1

  • Bowmore, 19yr, Batch 12

  • Islay #2, 25yr, Batch 1

  • Bruichladdich, 28yr, Batch 19

Elixir Distillers, Charity Tasting - Sunday 6th, 4pm

  • Peat Pure Islay

  • Peat & Sherry, TWE Edition

  • Port Askaig 8yr

  • Port Askaig 12yr, Autumn Edition

  • Caol Ila 11yr, Single Malts of Scotland, Single Cask

  • Islay Violets, 33yr

Cadenheads - Sunday 6th, 6pm

  • Bunnahabhain 7yr,

  • Islay 9yr, (Lagavulin)

  • Caol Ila 12yr

  • Laphroaig 17yr,1998, Single Bourbon Hogshead

  • Bunnahabhain 22yr, 1994, Single Bourbon Hogshead

  • Ardbeg 26yr, 1995, Single Cask

Port Askaig - Sunday 6th, 8pm

  • 100* Proof

  • 14yr

  • 2008 Germany Exclusive

  • 12yr, Spring Edition

  • 28yr

  • 45yr

Holy Moly! I hope you're all as excited as me! Also don't forget to pick up a festival shirt from our Etsy store!


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