It’s that time of the week, Loungers! The time when you can take a break from whichever inevitable professional sports related disappointment you’re subject too, and immerse yourself in the latest Whisky News, with Gatesheads own, Connas…

  • Glenglassaugh 50!

Glenglassaugh have released just 264 bottles of a 50-year-old single malt, priced at £5,500. Wow!


  • Kavalan Creates and Celebrates!

Not only have Kavalan revealed an exclusive gift set series inspired by Taiwan’s exotic animal species. They’ve also been awarded “Distillery of the Year” at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Excellent work team!


  • Double Makeover for Dougy!

Douglas Laing & Co have revealed the rebrand of their Double Barrel range. And they’re celebrating with two new releases – An Islay / Highland and a Speyside / Lowland bottling. Nice…


  • Jameson Staff Archive!

Irish Distillers and Ancestry are working together to share 100 years of Jameson employee records online.  Jameson Distillery Bow Street records, contain detailed weekly wages books and include the employee names, as well as occupation, hours worked, and wages paid, spanning over 100 years from 1862 to 1969. The collection, which contains over one million indexed records, is now available to search on Ancestry and will be free of charge to access for the month of July. Interesting!


  • Cutty Sark Museum Piece!

Cutty Sark has become an official corporate partner of London’s Royal Museums Greenwich. The ship that the brand is named after is one of the four museums comprising the organization, which also includes the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, and the Royal Observatory.


  • Distillery Theft

Thieves have stolen £10,000 of whisky from Tullibardine distillery after forcing doors in a late-night raid. If anyone has any information, please contact the authorities.


  • And Finally…

This week, I have been pondering one of the greatest scientific mysteries of all time…the Astley Paradox.

If you ask Rick Astley for his DVD copy of the movie “Up”, he cannot give it to you, as he is never going to give you up. However, in doing so, he lets you down, thus creating the Astley Paradox.

Hmmmm… These things are sent to try us Lounge Types!

See you next week for more Whisky News!

Connas