Gateshead Whisky News

It’s that time of the week again folks! Connas has gotten over his Maltstock come down and is revitalised and ready to furnish you with this week’s whisky news!

  • Master Barton!

It’s been a bumper year for Barton brands at the 2019 American Whiskey Masters competition, check this out….(take a deep breath)….

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Eagle Rare 10yr Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Kentucky Straight Rye, Old Weller Antique 107 Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Very Old Barton 80 Proof and Very Old Barton 90 Proof bourbons.


While………(do the breath thing again)…

Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Weller 12yr Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Weller CYPB Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon.


I imagine it’s party time in Kentucky!

  • Party like it’s ‘99!

The Whisky Exchange are offering everyone a chance to buy a 1974 Ardbeg for its original shelf price of £99. But you should probably forget about that, while I enter 198376453272829 times….

  • Caribbean Dew…

Dewars have released an 8-year-old blend finished in Rum casks called Caribbean Smooth. Nice…

  • Auction Stuff…

Sotheby’s are gearing up to sell the “most valuable collection of whisky ever to be offered at auction”, comprising 467 bottles and nine casks that are forecast to fetch £4 million. Pocket Change…

  • Two from Tomatin!

There are 2 new Tomatins on the market folks! One finished in Sherry and one in Rum. I like Tomatin…

  • Chocs away for new indie bottler!

Based in Scotland, the brand new ‘Infrequent Flyers’ brand – owned by the Alistair Walker Whisky Company – has just released its first range of single cask bottlings.

  • Tripler from Norfolk!

If you’re quick you might be able to get the new Triple Distilled Single Malt Whisky from The English Whisky Co. There’re only 1462 of them…….

Hurry Up Then!

  • Health and Safety Review

Following some devastating fires in Kentucky warehouses, distillers are looking for more efficient prevention measures, that’s a good thing.

  • Double Fetter!

Fettercairn are launching two travel retail-exclusive single malts, a 16 and 23-year-old. Fancy…

  • Wat’er Competition!

The Lakes Distillery are running a competition to win a bottle of their brand new “Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1” signed by Dhavall Gandhi. Nice…

  • Little Book turn the page!

Eighth generation Beam distiller Freddie Noe has unveiled the third expression in his annual blended whiskey series, called Little Book Chapter 3: The Road Home.

  • From Ireland, to the World!

Jameson are taking their Bow St Experience visitor centre on a world tour! Rock and Roll!

  • From the World, to Ireland!

Not to be outdone, The Irish Whisky Association have a new campaign and website designed to bring in Tourism…

  • Charity Auction Stuff

More than 100 rare Scotch whiskies will go under the hammer this week to raise funds for the Beatson Cancer Charity, including a Bowmore 1980 and a Rosebank 1989. Fair play…

  • Whisky to Northumberland!

Plans for Ad Gefrin Distillery in Wooler have been given the go-ahead. That’s worryingly close to God’s own Gateshead… (YAY!)

  • Penderyn Pack Down…

To give the Welsh rugby team a suitable send-off to the upcoming World Cup, Penderyn have presented coach Warren Gatland with an exclusive bottle of Penderyn Single Malt Grand Slam 2019 Edition. God Speed Chaps, but you wouldn’t stand a chance at Hedly Lawson Park

  • Scotch Whisky Awards Results!

The winners of the first ever Scotch Whisky Awards have been announced. Looks like everyone had a great time!

Not to mention…

Our pals from Glenallachie!

  • Kilchoman 9th 100!

Details of the new Kilchoman 100% Islay batch have landed and it sounds awesome!


And Finally…

Not sure the road crew would fancy hauling this around with them!

And that’s all for this week Lounge types, you know the drill. I’ve got your back with the whisky news, you just come back next week!




Read last week’s Gateshead Whisky News if you missed it!