whisky newsSalutations, Loungers! It’s been a busy week in the whisky world, so we’re skipping the pleasantries and getting straight into this week’s news from Glenfiddich, Johnnie Walker, Glengoyne and more!

 

  • 50 Years Visiting Glenfiddich!

The visitors centre at Glenfiddich has been open for 50 years this year! To mark the occasion, they’re releasing a Distillery-Only single cask limited edition Glenfiddich 30 year old, which was laid down on Christmas Day 1987. Nice…

 

  • Douglas Laing, On The Rocks…

Independent bottler Douglas Laing have unveiled two new Rock Island blended malts, a 10 and 21-year-old…

 

  • New Plume For Redbreast!

More than a century after the brand was first introduced, Irish Distillers have updated the look of their Redbreast Irish whiskey range. And it’s all old school, I like it!

 

  • Inver House Growth

Inver House Distillers have reported a sales increase of 7.4% in their 2018 fiscal year, bolstered by single malt Old Pulteney. Excellent news…

 

  • New Wood From Glenallachie!

Glenallachie have three new wood finishes available! (You friendly local Geordie Whisky Nerd may well be reviewing them for you soon… )

 

  • Awards Time!

The finalists in the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards have been announced, exciting…

 

  • Duty Review…

A politician vying for backing has promised something

 

  • Diageo’s Lost Orphan…

The first Scotch in Diageo’s Orphan Barrel series of whiskies has been revealed. Forager’s Keep is a 26-year-old from the now closed Pittyvaich distillery. 

 

  • Shout Out To The Millenials!

John Crabbie & Co. have released a new single malt whisky Yardhead aimed at millennial consumers. “Wouldn’t have happened in my day” etc….

 

  • The Ghost Of Glenury!

In an attempt to fulfil our editor’s need for a new expression in an ever decreasing portfolio [Dear God, what now? – Ed.] Johnnie Walker have announced the latest in its Blue Label Ghost and Rare range, this time containing whisky from the closed Glenury Royal distillery…

 

  • Teeling…… ON A JET PLANE! [You’re Fired – Ed.]

Irish innovators Teeling have announced their first travel retail exclusive: a 12-year-old from ex-cognac casks…

 

  • It’s not from Scotland, it’s from Virginia. From the Blue Ridge Mountains, not from the Spey River…

The Scotch Whisky Association are taking legal action against the Virginia Distillery Company over its use of the word ‘Highland’.

 

  • Three! Not FORE!

Loch Lomond have launched their first triple cask-matured single malt Scotch whisky to honour golfer Colin Montgomerie’s three-wood shot that led him to victory in the 1997 Ryder Cup tournament. Ahhhh, THREE WOOD, I get you…

 

  • Into Lagg!

More details of the Lagg distillery visitor experience have been released, since its opening last month. Looking gooooood…

 

  • Distillers, Assemble!

Leading spirits producers and trade groups have come together to create the World Spirits Alliance, an international association to represent the views and interests of the industry globally.

 

  • Glengoyne Open!

Glengoyne have announced their biggest sponsorship deal to date, becoming the official spirit of this year’s Scottish Open.

 

  • Cadenhead’s In The Courtyard!

The team at Cadenhead’s have announced the tastings for their inaugural club get-together in Campbeltown. (I can’t go as I’m at a wedding, grrrrr. Stupid love, it spoils EVERYTHING!)

 

  • And Finally…

Our buddy Callum here from the Pot Still, putting a Glasgow “twist” on the bottle cap challenge trend, good lad…

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand relax! Thanks for getting through that mammoth update folks, see you next week for more!

Connas

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