Sep 30th 2022 - General news

Gateshead Whisky News 30.09.2022

We’re just off the back of an excellent Festival in Liverpool. A big thank you to all of our lovely exhibitors and customers who made it a great show! Our sights are now firmly set on Manchester Festival at the end of the month.

In the meantime, here’s Connas with a hearty serving of this weeks Whisky News!

Dunphail Bottling!

The under construction Dunphail Distillery in Speyside have unviailed The Dava Way, an independent bottling range, which launches with four whiskies. A Orkney Distillery 2005, Glen Elgin 2008, Benrinnes 2009 and Dailuaine 2009. Cool…

The Names’ Macallan…

Macallan have announced the release of the James Bond 60th Anniversary Release, six limited edition single malts launched to mark six decades of James Bond films.

Special Releases are Here!

Diageo have launched Elusive Expressions, its 2022 Special Releases whisky collection. They’re very pretty.

Smoking Tamdhu!

The second instalment of Tamdhu Cigar Malt is here! I tried it during the week, I like it a lot.

Fettercairn 18!

Fettercairn have announced the arrival of their progressive whisky making with the launch of its inaugural 18 Years Old, its first ever whisky finished in locally sourced Scottish Oak. I like the idea of this…

Black Bottle Alchemy

Black Bottle launches two new ‘Experiments’ in its award-winning Alchemy Series, Andean Oak’ and ‘Smoke & Dagger’. Nice...

Leith Quality Control

The team behind the Port of Leith vertical Distillery are launching a Quality Control Division - recruiting fans to become part of the whisky making process. Most engaging!

Malcom at International!

International Beverage Holdings – owners of Old Pulteney, Balblair and Speyburn - have announced the appointment of vice president of sales, Malcolm Leask, to the new post of managing director. Best of luck, Sir!

Sláinte from Schreiber

Actor Liev Schreiber has debuted a new premium Irish whiskey brand called Sláinte, which donates funds to humanitarian crises. Good on him!


New independent bottler MaltyVerse is bringing together the worlds of whisky and comic books with its first release in its core Agent W range. Wallop!

New Nikka!

Nikka has added two limited edition whiskies to its Discovery range for 2022, Yoichi Single Malt Aromatic Yeast and Miyagikyo Single Malt Aromatic Yeast.

15 years for the English!

Norfolk-based The English Whisky Company have launched a 15th anniversary bottling, which was first laid down when the brand was founded. Congrats folks!

New Japanese!

Amber Beverage Group will distribute the Akashi and Toguchi Japanese whisky brands in the UK, including five bottlings new to the market.

Oaty Madness

Irish Distillers have released a limited edition whiskey under its Method and Madness brand, made using Irish oats and malt. Impressive…

Never Say Die?

Derbyshire-based Never Say Die have released what is believed to be the first English Bourbon, and it’s been ocean-aged on a transatlantic voyage.

Whisky Show Bottlings!

The Whisky Exchange have unveiled five limited edition bottles to mark the annual Whisky Show taking place in London this weekend.

And Finally!

I can’t make The Whisky Show this year. This makes me sad. But for everyone who is going, have a great time!

And I’ll see you here next week!



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