Mar 4th 2022 - General news

Gateshead Whisky News 04.03.22

Newcastle. Was. AWESOME! So good to come full circle and kickstart the year where our last festival before lockdown took place. Big thanks to everyone who made it happen! Now we’ve got our sights set on Bristol!


In the meantime, you can busy yourselves with all the industries comings and goings courtesy of that man, Connas…


Lakes Expanding!


The Lakes Distillery are aiming to raise £1.25 million through crowdfunding to increase single malt production. Exciting times!


Glendalough Mizunara!


Glendalough Distillery have released a seven-year-old finished in Japanese mizunara casks. Cool…


Komoro Under Way!


Karuizawa Distillers, have announced that construction on its state-of-the-art Komoro Distillery has begun. Awesome!


Rassay Caskshare


Caskshare has teamed up with Isle of Raasay Distillery to offered a selection of 30L casks for reservation by the bottle. Interesting…


Help for Ukraine.


Award-winning whisky writer Felipe Schrieberg and Whisky Exchange Drinks Ambassador Billy Abbott will be co-hosting a charity online whisky tasting supporting Ukrainian refugees who have fled to Poland from the violence in their country.


And Copper Rivet are donating £5 from every 50cl bottle of Dockyard Gin, Masthouse Whisky, Vela Vodka and Son of a Gun to the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal and Unicef to support the invaluable work they are doing in and around Ukraine.


Big Week at Buffalo!


Not only have Buffalo Trace been named Distiller of the Year. They’re releasing Chris Stapleton Single Barrel version of E.H. Taylor Jr. Bottled in Bond bourbon, hand-selected by the Kentucky musician himself!



Hearth Found!


Waterford are now able to ship to the UK with no additional duty payable. Which is nice…


Laphroaig Appoint New Manager!


Laphroaig have announced the appointment of a new Distillery Manager, Barry MacAffer. After a career at the distillery that’s spanned a decade, MacAffer will move into his new role immediately after most recently serving as Acting Distillery Manager. Best of luck, Sir!


Kilchoman Madeira


Kilchoman have unveiled a Madeira Cask Matured limited edition. And there are only 17,000 of them!


New Bush for Travel!


Bushmills have unveiled Black Bush 80/20 PX Sherry Cask Reserve, exclusively for Global Travel Retail. Excellent.


And Finally…


No pithy attempts at humour this week folks. Just a quick reinforcement of my ongoing solidarity with innocent people affected by war all over the world. We should know better by now.

Best.

Connas

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