May 20th 2022 - General news

Gateshead Whisky News 20.04.2022

London. Was. AWESOME!

Thanks to all of you lovely folks who made it such a success. We’re already looking forward to next year! Now, we’re setting our sights on Edinburgh!

And as ever, we have Connas with your weekly whisky news to slake your need for updates in the interim!

Billy’s Anniversary!

Billy Walker is celebrating his 50-year tenure in the industry with a limited edition series of GlenAllachie single malts! Congratulations Sir!

Bimber Underground!

Bimber have announced the third release from their Spirit of the Underground Collection, showcasing four new stations: Camden Town, Canary Wharf, Notting Hill Gate and Tower Hill. All aboard!

Random Moray!

To celebrate World Whisky Day this weekend, Glen Moray asked the UK’s leading whisky writers and drinkers what the strangest tasting notes they have encountered are. There are some crackers in here!

Whyte and Mackay Winning in the Woods!

Whyte and Mackay have announced a landmark achievement, with every distillery in its collection now incorporated into the company’s industry-leading Scottish Oak Programme – an industry first.

Not only that! Jura, Dalmore and Tamnavulin won BIG at International Spirits Challenge 2022. Excellent work!

Peat goes to Feis!

Douglas Laing have unveiled Big Peat’s Limited Edition festival bottling to commemorate Fèis Ìle 2022! Nice…

Gorm ’22!

Loch Gorm, Kilchomans annual sherry matured limited edition is here!

Compass Coral!

Compass Box have released a limited edition blended whisky that brings together flavours inspired by the colour coral, as part of their global bartender programme.

Dhavall Ventures!

Whisky Maker Dhavall Gandhi has created his very own creative studio with the aim of ‘elevating the expectations’ of the whisky industry. Very Cool…

Noe Master!

James B Beam Distilling Company have appointed Freddie Noe as the eighth-generation master distiller of the Fred B Noe Distillery. Excellent!

English Whisky Guild!

A group of 15 England’s whisky distilleries have unveiled their new marketing group, the English Whisky Guild (EWG), that aims to expand and protect the burgeoning English whisky scene.

Team Change at Glenlivet!

Former master distiller of The Glenlivet Alan Winchester has retired after 48 years in whisky, and a new team of whisky makers have been appointed to continue his work! Exciting times!

New Yamazaki!

House of Suntory have revealed a limited edition Yamazaki Japanese single malt collection, including a mizunara cask-matured whisky. Can’t see these lasting long!

And Finally…

If you can help identify the people who robbed Glenfarclas this week. Please do so…

And I’ll see you next week, all the way from Campbeltown!




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