Jun 10th 2022 - General news

Gateshead Whisky News

Friday is upon us once more, Loungers. And Connas is back from his little jaunt around Campbeltown and Islay. Just in time to bring you this week’s whisky news!


Jura Feis!

Jura are celebrating return of Fèis Ìle Festival with a Toast to the Community and the Launch of a New 2022 Distillery Exclusive. A 14 year old Sherry Cask!

Prima Ultima is Here!

Diageo have unveiled the third iteration of their Prima & Ultima series of single malts, including Port Ellen and Brora bottlings from the 1980s. WOW!

Dalmore 21

Dalmore has released a limited edition 21-year-old whisky – said to be “the pinnacle” of its Principal Collection. Interesting….

New Threads for Glen Scotia!

Glen Scotia have unveiled a series of striking new bottle and packaging designs. Smart as a dart!

Rocking the Agave!

Douglas Laing are sharing a brand-new release from their maritime Malt Scotch Whisky brand, Rock Island: Mezcal Cask Finished Limited Edition bottling.

Port Ellen – Under New Manager!

Port Ellen Distillery on Islay has its first manager in almost four decades after Alexander McDonald was appointed to the role. I drove past the other day; the stills are in!

Pickerings Scotch!

Summerhall Distillery, the Edinburgh-based producer behind Pickering’s Gin, have made their first foray into Scotch and revealed plans to expand their whisky operations.

Auction Stuff!

A bottle Port Ellen produced especially for Her Majesty The Queen’s visit to Islay in 1980, has smashed auction records on Whisky Auctioneer. It becoming the world's most expensive 12 year old whisky! Impressive!

Blinding Bushmills!

Bushmills has launched a new Prohibition Recipe whiskey expression, in 'partnership' with the fictional Shelby Co. Ltd from Peaky Blinders.

Sliabh Liag Seeks Investors!

Donegal Whiskey company Sliabh Liag Distillers have announced plans to raise €2m through crowdfunding…

Royal Statue for Royal Jubilee!

Royal Salute have marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a limited edition…

And Finally…

I’m utterly knackered after traveling to see some of the finest human beings I’ve ever encountered in Campbeltown and on Islay. I don’t have the vocabulary to express my appreciation appropriately. Suffice to say, your superstars, one and all!




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