We’re Brizzle Bound, Folks! And we’re ship-shape and looking forward to this weekend’s festival! We’d love to see YOU there too.. But even if you can’t make it, why not keep up to speed with this week’s Whisky News with our own Connas…

  • Glenmo’ In Harmony…

Our good friend and innovator Dr Bill Lumsden from Glenmorangie has combined Oloroso and Burgundy Casks to create the brand new Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991. This intrigues me greatly…

 

  • Albatross At Loch Lomond!

Loch Lomond Whiskies have unveiled two new special edition single malts to celebrate the award-winning independent distiller’s second year as The Spirit of The Open. That’s a Golf Tournament. So ‘Albatross’ the golf term, not the bird.

 

  • Irish Protection!

Irish Whiskey now has protected status! Awesome news!

 

  • Heaven’s Door To Open Next Year

Bob Dylan’s new distillery venture, Heaven’s Door, has been given an expected opening date of Autumn 2020

 

  • Tuppence For ‘Em…

To mark the launch of their Double Double range, Dewar’s has partnered with actor Tuppence Middleton to create a short film…

 

  • More Accolades For R and B!

Not content with last week’s haul, R and B brands Tweeddale and Raasay While We Wait have scooped more awards at this year’s Bartenders’ Brand Awards. Imagine how good their own stuff will have to be to live up to that! No pressure etc….

 

  • Distell Clear Up!

Distell have scooped ten accolades at the 2019 World Whiskies Awards, including three category winners, three gold medals, two silver and two bronze. Well done guys!

 

  • Treble Speyside!

Speyside Distillery will increase production of its single malt whisky by 66% after signing a distribution deal with a Chinese company Luzhou Laojiao. The agreement will see output rise from 600,000 litres to 1 million litres a year. That’s a LOT of juice…

 

  • Springbank Tour Schedule

If any of you (like me) are planning a trip to Campbeltown (I am), you may want to check out (I am) the new tour schedule at Springbank. I have…

 

  • Savage To Bladnoch…

Lowland distillery Bladnoch have appointed The Macallan’s Nick Savage as their new master distiller. And best of luck to you, Sir!

 

  • Brexit…

More political comedy / tragedy, who’d have thought it…

 

  • Cardhu And Clynelish Upgrades…

Diageo have officially submitted planning permission with a view to upgrading the visitor facilities at Cardhu and Clynelish. This should be cool…

 

  • New Limited Edition from St George’s…

The English Whisky Company have a new Limited Edition Release, from virgin oak no less…

 

  • Does My Dram Look Big In This?

Balvenie have teamed up with designer Billy Reid to host events highlighting craftsmanship in whisky and fashion.

 

  • And Finally…

Watching whisky commercials is a dangerous business, y’all…

Until next week, Loungers. Stay Safe, wherever you are!

Connas

[Thanks once more to Connas’ mate – Gateshead Lad, Leo Douglas – for our lovely cover image.]