Feb 11th 2022

Gateshead Whisky News 11.02.2022

Love is in the air, Lounge Types! We hope you’re feeling appropriately romantic (not to mention EXCITED FOR NEWCASTLE WHISKY FESTIVAL!). If not, then there’s always Connas’ sensual (?) representation of this week’s whisky news to see you through…


New Chair at Ardgowan!


Ardgowan have named former Morrison Bowmore Distillers CEO Mike Keiller as their new chair, taking over from Willie Phillips. Best of luck, Sir!


OLD Macallan (REALLY OLD!)


Macallan have unveiled The Reach, a limited edition 81-year-old dram of just 288 decanters, costing £92,000 each. The Oldest Single Malt Scotch Ever! WOW!


Edinburgh's First Single Malt in 100 years!


Halewood Artisanal Spirits have announced the inaugural release from its pilot distillery in Scotland under the John Crabbie & Co brand name - “Chain Pier”. Congratulations to them!


Fino Bimber from Fortnums!


Bimber have collaborated with department store Fortnum & Mason to launch a single malt whisky finished in a fino Sherry butt. This won’t last long…


Dunphail does Whisky Only!


The forthcoming Dunphail Distillery will make whisky, and whisky only…. So there!


C’Town Fest Announced!


After an absence of two years, the Campbeltown Malts Festival is on Tuesday 24th May to Friday 27th May 2022. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!


New Suit for Irishman!


Walsh Whiskey, have unveiled a new look for ‘The Irishman’ range of whiskeys. Nice…


Few to Heaven


Heaven Hill Brands have acquired Samson & Surrey, owner of Tequila Ocho and Few Spirits, for an undisclosed sum. Interesting…


For the Love of Smoke...


Smokehead are once again twisting Valentines tradition with their latest release, Twisted Stout.



New Dunnet!


Dunnet Bay Distillers have submitted a planning application to Highland Council requesting permission to refurbish a 200 year-old mill and surrounding land at Castletown, near their headquarters. Exciting times!


Tourism and Tomatin!


Tomatin have invested £150,000 in the sustainable development of tourism in the Highlands. Good on them!


New Golden Benromach!


Benromach have launched a limited-edition single malt as part of its Contrasts range – “Cara Gold”.


And Finally…


The collective noun for Coopers is a “Fetching” of Coopers. Alastair Simms told me...


Every days a school day folks!


See you next week.


Connas

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