There’s been a trend of increasing amounts of whisky related news over the last couple of weeks folks! And this week is no exception, here’s Connas with all you need to know!

  • Virtual TWL!

ITS HERE. Details of The Whisky Lounge “FESTIVAL IN A BOX” have landed. There are all kinds of shenanigans from all kinds of distilleries from all kinds of countries planned for the weekend of Friday 16th – Sunday 18th October. All the fun of a physical festival from the comfort of your very own home! You don’t even have to be in the same room as me. Bonus!  Get amongst it!


  • A shining Glengoyne!

Glengoyne are now using 100% recyclable packaging and have released the second expression in its Legacy Series. With spanking new branding! Nice…


  • Sherried Bimber!

West London’s Bimber Distillery have announced the launch of its latest small batch Oloroso cask finished expression. Don’t blink, you’ll miss it!


  • ‘Riach Overhaul!

Not only do BenRiach have pretty new packaging, they also has a brand-new core range! Featuring, Original Ten, Smoky Ten, The Twelve and The Smoky Twelve. Keep up people!


  • Eight Degrees of Jameson!

Irish Distillers are launching Jameson Crested Finished in Black Ball Metric Stout Barrels, as the next step in a collaboration with Eight Degrees brewery.


  • Antique Buffalo!

Buffalo Trace have unveiled the five limited edition whiskeys that form its 2020 Antique Collection, 20 years after the series made its debut. Impressive…


  • New Uniform for Tulli’!

Tullibardine have redesigned their core range to meet growing demand for sustainable packaging. I approve of this kind of behaviour!


  • One for the road, Jeff?

After 12 years of leading production of Jack Daniel’s, Jeff Arnett is stepping down as master distiller. Best of luck to you Sir!


  • ‘vitae Espana!

The Scotch Whisky Association has signed an agreement with the Spanish Civil Guard to further protect the category from illegal marketing and sales in Spain. So there!


  • Hunters New Cloths!

Hunter Laing & Co have unveiled a brand refresh, for its Hepburn’s Choice range of single malt Scotch whiskies. There’s a lot of this going on this week!


  • Auction Stuff

Sothebys largest ever spirits sale clocked up a staggering £1.2 million! WOW!


  • Teelings Renaissance Continues!

The second 18-year-old in Teelings Renaissance series is here, and its been finished in ex-Australian Shiraz wine casks!


  • Powers to the UK!

Pernod Ricard are set to reintroduce Powers Irish Whiskey’s Gold Label expression to the UK. Good!


  • Walking on-line!

Diageo have a shiny new website dedicated to the Johnnie Walker visitor centre in Edinburgh.


  • Raasay Release!

The first single malt release from the Isle of Raasay Distillery has sold out ahead of its launch in November! Most impressive!


  • Un-fetterd at 46!

Fettercairn Distillery has unveiled a rare addition to its range of Highland single malt whiskies.  The Fettercairn 46 Years Old. Wowzer…


  • Whyte and Mackay Winners!

Whyte and Mackay’s single malt brands swept up a multitude of awards at the International Spirits Challenge. Check This Out!


  • New Character From Islay!

Atom Brands have unveiled its new Wave & Wind collection of single cask whiskies under The Character of Islay Whisky Company brand…..


  • Ardbeg N-n-n-n-nineteen!

There’s a new Ardbeg 19 Years Old Traigh Bhan with us folks! I’d imagine this won’t last long either!


  • And Finally…

I’m usually quite upbeat at this point, but I’ve just found out that The Crown Posada (one of Newcastles Oldest Licensed Premises) has had to make it’s staff redundant.

This makes me sad.

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone people!

Stay Safe.

Connas