Jan 20th 2023 - General news

Gateshead Whisky News 20.01.2023

Congrats, Loungers! You’ve made it to yet another Friday! Why not treat yourself with a dram and a quick look at what’s been going on in the whisky industry, courtesy of our very own Gateshead correspondent, Connas…

All aboard for Bimber!

Bimber have unveiled the fourth release from their Spirit of the Underground collection, produced in conjunction with Transport for London. Cool...

JD Premium!

Jack Daniel have launched their first permanent super premium line extension in 25 years, Jack Daniel's Bonded and Jack Daniel's Triple Mash.

GlenWyvis Goodwill

GlenWyvis Distillery has launched a GoodWill Fund to benefit good causes in their local community. Good stuff…

Scottish Consultation

Originally published in November 2022, the Scottish Governments consultation on restricting alcohol advertising and promotion is well under way. Some people don’t like it, why not have a look for yourselves!

Easy There, Jameson…

Jameson have partnered with actor and comedian Aisling Bea to create their latest responsible drinking campaign. Seems sensible…

Double Nikka!

Nikka are releasing two new expressions in the UK, exclusively distributed by drinks agency Speciality Brands, as part of their Discovery Series. Cool…

Strikes at Leven.

Diageo shift engineers based at its Leven site are set to strike in a dispute over wages, which Unite alleges could see them losing 6% of their pay despite positive profits. Let’s hope these issues are resolved quickly.

‘Farclas at 50!

Glenfarclas have released a limited edition 50-year-old to mark the 50th anniversary of its chairman, John Grant.

Nearest 1 million!

Uncle Nearest have launched an initiative to raise US$1 million for ‘underfunded’ historically Black universities in the US. Excellent stuff!

Double Oak Woodford!

Brown-Forman, have announced the launch of the 2023 Double Oaked Bourbon release, from their Woodford Reserve Distillery. Happy days!

And Finally…

The BBC have a program outlining the pitfalls of whisky investment this Sunday.

This interests me greatly!

That’s all for this week folks, see you back here in seven days!



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