Seven days since you knew exactly what was going on in the whisky world Loungers! Seven whole days since you were safe in the embrace Connas’ information bubble! We can only imagine the feelings of isolation and lack of purpose that this has resulted in (or not!). So, without any further ado, here’s this week’s whisky news!


  • 11+ Pass from England!

The team from Norfolks English Whisky Company have released their first ever 11-year-old expression! Nice…


  • Feis Ongoing!

Diageos Feis Ile bottlings went live in the UK last Friday, and -at the time of writing- there is still some Lagavulin left! This surprises me greatly…


  • Rich Beem to Loch Lomond!

Loch Lomond have recruited professional golfer Rich Beem as its latest brand ambassador. 19th hole, anyone?


  • Re-opening initiated…

Both Virginia Distillery in the US and Teeling Distillery in Dublin have begun to reopen their visitor facilities. Lets hope that this is a good omen…


  • Brown Forman Reports on Covoid…

Jack Daniel’s and Glendronach owners Brown-Forman reported a 1% net sales increase for their 2020 fiscal year, however the Covid-19 pandemic “negatively affected” the company’s major markets during its fourth quarter. As their internal restructure continues…


  • Nation Moves!

Irish Distillers have named Kevin O’Gorman the new master distiller at Midleton Distillery, taking over from Brian Nation. Best of luck, both!


  • Fettercairn 16!

Fettercairn have introduced a 16-Year-Old expression to their core range! Happy Days!


  • Redbreast Ballot-y Charity Auction Stuff!

With just 912 bottles produced, 7,400 people signed up for a chance to purchase this year’s Dream Cask Redbreast! But if you missed it fear not! Bottle number one will be auctioned from the Celtic Whiskey Shop in Dublin, with all proceeds going to Marys Meals. Good on them!


  • Arran Fest Incoming!

Plans are afoot for the online incarnation of Arran Whisky Festival Malt & Music, it’s looking all kinds of awesome!


  • Crafty Daddy!?

Craft Whisky Club has partnered with Edinburgh Whisky Academy to a course and subscription service, for those who not only want to discover a new world of whisky. all in time for father’s day, people!


  • Ice with that!?

Our buddies at Ardgowan Distillery are offering the chance to win a bottle of very rare Ardgowan Expedition 20-year-old malt, valued at £499. To be in with a chance, you only need to purchase a bottle of Coppersmith! Can’t be bad…


  • Capital Enjoyment!

Douglas Laing have announced a limited edition (just 600 bottles!) of The Epicurean Edinburgh Edition. A vatting of Single Cask Single Malt Whiskies from the Lowlands….


  • Glenglassaugh through a lens…Rescedualed!

Glenglassaugh were supposed to be joining forces with one of Scotland’s leading wildlife filmmakers on Instagram last Wednesday (10.06.2020) to explore the connections between coast and cask. THIS HAS NOW BEEN RESCEDUALED TO 8pm ON WEDENSDAY 24th JUNE!


  • And Finally….

If any of you had taken me up on my £10 bet that Lora Hemy would choose a St Vincent track on this weeks Desert Island Drams, I’d be seriously out of pocket! Next week Eddie will be chatting with Dave Broom! Will the internet be able to cope with the beard overload? Only one way to find out folks, 21.00 on Wednesday night!

Cheers for popping in again people!

See you next week for more whisky news!
Connas