Dec 3rd 2021

Gateshead Whisky News 03.12.21

It was great to round off this year’s programme of physical festivals with a “home” show at York last weekend. Despite Storm Arwen, seeing so many familiar faces for the first time in so long has us keenly focused and excited to get back out to you all next year! Thank you all!


As ever, here’s Connas with your weekly Whisky News update!


It Won’t be Lonely, this Christmas!


That’s right folks, our first and soon to be annual Festive Festival in a Box is here. We have put this exclusive pack together, very much with Christmas in mind – to put a big smile on your face, or that of a loved one. Within our new gift pack, is everything needed to have the most incredible whisky Xmas ever… All from the comfort of your own home!


Moray Manzanilla!


Glen Moray have unveiled a UK-exclusive finished in ex-manzanilla Sherry casks as the latest addition to their Warehouse 1 Collection. Nice…


Become a Part of Northumberland!


Northumberland's Ad Gefrin distillery have launched their founder programme! I’ll be having a look!


Scotia Winning!


Glen Scotia Distillery have been named the Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year at the Scottish Whisky Awards. Great work team!


Big Midleton!

Irish Distillers are investing €13 million in the redevelopment of its distillery experience at Midleton Distillery in Co Cork. WOW!


Campbell Appointed!


John Campbell has joined independent family-owned Lochlea Distillery as their new Production Director. Best of luck everyone! Johns a top bloke..


Walk on Film!


Johnnie Walker has released a documentary highlighting the stories of African creatives as part of its Keep Walking campaign. Cool…


Black Bottle on the Decks!


Black Bottle Whisky are taking the term ‘tasting with your eyes’ to a new level by teaming up with Oxford University Experimental Psychologist, Charles Spence, to release a collection of audio tracks that alter and heighten sensory perceptions when drinking whisky. Groovy…


Scrum Down for Gulliver


Samuel Gulliver & Co have signed a long-term deal to become the official whisky of England Rugby. Engage!


And finally…


“Festive” pun for you all…


“I’m so broke that when I opened a door on my Advent Calendar, there was a bailiff standing there!”


You’re welcome!


See you next week Lounge Types!


Connas

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