Oct 29th 2021 - General news

Gateshead Whisky News - Friday 29th October 2021

At the very moment that this weeks news is being published, the TWL team will be up to their ears in setting up for the first Manchester Whisky Festival in TWO YEARS! Awesome!

If you’re going, we’ll see you there! If you’re not going – never mind, it’s York next month!

Regardless, here’s Connas with your weekly news!

Glengoyne keep it clean, and in the Family!

Glengoyne Distillery have commissioned climate experts at University College London, to look at the potential effects of climate change on the Scotch Whisky industryin the next 50-100 years.

ALSO! The Wetlands Single Cask – a release commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the distillery's wetlands facility. Has arrived!

And they’re not done yet! They have also launched the “Russell Family Single Cask”. Matured in a hand-selected refill sherry butt for thirty-six long, character-building years!


Oldest Artist!

Bruichladdichs new instalment of the Black Arts range (9!) will be here next week. And it’s the oldest they’ve released to date, 29 year old!

Proof is the Barrel!

Irish Distillers, have announced the launch of a new barrel proof variant of its Jameson Black Barrel blended Irish whiskey. Nice…

Busy Walker!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Johnnie Walker team, not only has the brilliantDr Emma Walker taken on the roll of Master Blender following the retirement of Dr Jim Beveridge.

They’ve also teamed up with Netflix to bring a special“Money Heist” Bottling of the sainted “Red Label. Exciting times!

Advent Time!

Drinks by the Dram have announced their annual Spirits Advent Calendars, and they’re are looking awesome!

Last Orders for SOS!

The last remaining tickets for this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Limited Edition have been released. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

ancnoc Vintage arrives.

anCnoc 2009 Vintage at 46% ABV, which has been matured in a combination first-fill Spanish oak butts and ex-bourbon American oak barrels. Is here!

Glencairn Mystery!

Glencairn Glass have launched their first ever crime short story competition, go on, have a go!

You’re Twisting my Smokehead, Maaaan…

Smokehead have unveiled their latest release, Twisted Stout. A brand-new limited-edition expression that has been part finished in stout casks.

Chivas Re-born!

The legendary Chivas 12 has gone through a snazzy re-brand! Very cool…

Jack Valuable!

Jack Daniels has been confirmed as the most valuable spirits brand in the world!

Tomatin Warehouse 6, Number 5!

Tomatin has released the fifth expression in its 'Warehouse 6 Collection' , a 1978 vintage. It was a VERY good year!

And finally…

The word “Legend” is often overused. Not in this case!

See you back here for more in a week, Loungers!



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