Nov 19th 2021 - General news

Gateshead Whisky News 19.11.2021

Connas is having a day off from reviewing tasty whisky on your behalf today, to bring you all of this weeks whisky news!

You lucky devils!

Laga! And all that jazz…

Lagavulin are marking this year’s Islay Jazz Festival in its usual way with a limited-edition bottling. A 13-year-old cask strength iteration launches this week, with 3,000 units available either from the distillery on Islay or online through And it’s been finished in ex-mezcal casks, a first for Lagavulin. Interesting…

Midleton Sustainable…

Irish Distillers are introducing the fourth release in theMidleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach collectionboasting the series’ most significant support of the conservation of oak woodlands yet.

AND they’re appearing in the next series of The Three Drinkers!

39 Tear Old Singleton

Diageo are releasing a new 39-year-old single malt Scotch whisky from The Singleton of Glen Ord Distillery.

Still Life at Fettercairn!

Scottish land artist Rob Mulholland unveiled his latest creation at Fettercairn Distillery.

Winter Waterford

Ned at Waterford has been good enough to put together a winter warmer in the form of Micro Cuvee Hearth for us. And there only 1000 bottles…

‘fiddich COP in!

Glenfiddich have created a limited-edition 26 Year Old whisky in partnership with Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, to commemorate the climate change summit, COP26, in Glasgow.

30 Year Old Teeling

Teeling has expanded its Vintage Reserve Collection with a 30-year-old single malt, the oldest release in the series.

Auction Stuff

A 50-year-old bottle of Springbank 1916 is forecast to fetch up to £280,000 at Christies next month.


Heineken has revealed plans to buy owners of Deanston, Bunnahabhain, and Tobermory Distilleries, Distell Group Holdings, in a €2.2 billion deal.

Casks From Holyrood!

Holyrood are offering the limited opportunity to purchase your very own cask of Whisky, which will be filled on Christmas Day!

The Chuan Malt Whisky Distillery has Arrived

Pernod Ricard has unveiled The Chuan Malt Whisky Distillery in Emeishan, China. And it looks spectacular!

G and M sort their Finances!

Gordon & MacPhail have appointedBen Cookman as Finance Director during a period of high growth, working towards the opening of a new distillery in the heart of the Cairngorms.

A Titanic Effort!

Titanic Distillers has gained planning permission to build a distillery and visitor centre on the site where the RMS Titanic was built.

And finally…

Waste not want not. Responsibly!

That’s all for this week folks, I’ll see you back here next week for more Whisky News!



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