Oct 14th 2022 - General news

Gateshead Whisky News 14.10.22

We’re getting really excited for Manchester Festival now, Loungers. Its almost a sell-out but we still have a handful of tickets left over all sessions, don’t miss out!


While we wait, Connas is here to slake your thirst for whisky knowledge, with this week’s news!


Ardbeg in Hyperdrive!


Not only have Ardbeg bottled their smokiest whisky to date – Ardbeg Hypernova – exclusively for members of the Ardbeg Committee.


They’ve also purchased the Islay Hotel! WOW!


Octomore, lucky for some!


The 13th Series of Bruichladdich’s heavily peated Octomore is here, and there are three to choose from. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of those!


Bladnoch Expands!


Bladnoch Distillery has announced the newest addition to its 'Classic Collection' of Lowland single malt scotch whiskies, Liora. Cool…


Cairn, Complete!


There’s been a landmark moment at The Cairn Distillery at Grantown-on-Spey with the final handover by Morrison Construction to the owners Gordon & MacPhail. Exciting times!


New Offer’ from Laga!


Lagavulin and actor Nick Offerman have revealed an 11-year-old single malt matured in heavily re-charred barrels, designed to be paired with steak. Interesting...


53 Salute!


Royal Salute have released a 53-year-old whisky as the first expression in a new collection called The Art of Wonder.


Starward Anniversary


Starward are celebrating their 15th anniversary with a commemorative single malt whisky: Vitalis. Congrats folks!


Single Pot Jameson!


Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers arm has added a Jameson single pot still whiskey to the brand’s permanent range. Nice touch!


And Finally…


I’ll be on SMWS Duty in Manchester, come and say hello!


See you next week!


Connas

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