Jul 1st 2022 - General news

Gateshead Whisky News 01.07.2022

Connas is back from his little stint Judging a spirits competition in the Caribbean. And if (like us) you’re sick of all the photos he’s been posting on social media, you will share our relief that he’s back.

It's whisky news time, people. Two weeks’ worth!

‘More for Elixir!

Elixir Distillers have acquired Tormore Distillery from Pernod Ricard! WOW!

Master Maureen Retires

Maureen Robinson, master blender for single malts and blended whisky at Diageo, is stepping down from the role after 45 years in the industry. Best of luck, Maureen!

New Srathearn

Douglas Laing have today announced the launch of a new make spirit release, from their Perthshire based Strathearn Distillery.

New Wood for Redbreast!

Redbreast has unveiled Kentucky Oak as the first release in its new American Oak series. Nice.

Walking on Air!

Johnnie Walker have unveiled six limited edition bottles for its Black Label series, created using an ink made from air pollution. Cool…

Second Peak!

White Peak Distillery have unveiled its next single malt: Wire Works Whisky Small Batch. I can’t see it hanging around for long!

Fettercairn 200!

Fettercairn, along with Bairds Malt, have launched the new Fettercairn 200 Club. A long-term partnership with Scottish barley farmers all within a 50 miles radius of the Highland distillery.

Conductor Makeover!

Kavalan have revealed a new packaging design for its King Car Conductor whisky. Very nice..

Whisky AND Beer in Inverness!

A £6 million whisky distillery and brewery is to be opened in Inverness, in the Scottish Highlands, for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Kicking off with a Glenlivet 50 year old!

One of Scotland’s rarest private cask collections will be bottled for the first time under the Finn Thomson Whisky brand, withGlenlivet 50 Year Old as its first release. Most impressive!

Jameson 18 Re-vemped!

Jameson have unveiled new liquid and packaging evolution for its iconic Jameson 18 Years. Love this..


Sazerac have acquired Lough Gill Distillery in County Sligo, which will become the new home for its Irish whiskey brands Paddy and Michael Collins. Huge news!

Balvenie Rum 27!

Theres a new Balvenie 27-year-old, people. And its been finished in Rum!

And Finally…

I’m jetlagged to hell here, “normal” comedy endings will resume next week!

See you then, Loungers!



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