The bleak midwinter?

Connas knows nothing of such conditions in Gateshead apparently! Here he is with your festive halftime Whisky News Update…

  • High (L)and Rye…

Arbikie have released the first rye whisky distilled in Scotland for more than 100 years. Good on them, I’d like to try this one…

  • HB Revived!

Hankey Bannister have updated the packaging and blend recipe for their 21 Year Old Partners’ Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky. Interesting…

  • G & M Chopin Change… (See What I Did Then…?)

Gordon and MacPhail have named Chopin Imports as their US Distributor. Exciting times…

  • Loafing About…

Anyone get a pair of Macallan Loafers for Christmas?

  • Turret Sold!

Edrington have agreed to sell The Glenturret distillery to Swiss winemakers ‘Art & Terroir’ for an undisclosed sum.

  • Feis High!?

Following the success of similar events on Islay and Speyside, Balblair, Clynelish, Glenmorangie, Pulteney, Dalmore, Glen Ord, Tomatin and Wolfburn are teaming up with VisitScotland for the first ever Highland Whisky Festival next year….. Another excuse for a jolly!

  • And Finally…

Q: How does Good King Wenceslas like his Pizzas?

A: Deep pan, crisp and even! [You’re Festively Fired – Ed.]

Have a great New Year, Loungers! See you in 2019!!

Connas