Little victories win big battles, folks. And you’ve made it to another Friday! All this, AND Connas has taken time out from absorbing the majestic Gateshead terroir to bring you this weeks Whisky News! He’s all heart, that lad…

Virginia Distillery Company will launch the distillery’s first American Single Malt “Courage & Conviction” this month.


  • A Click and Sip!

With all of you lovely lot staying home and saving lives, social media interaction with brands has gone through the roof! Well done, you!


  • Speaking Of Which… 

At The Whisky Lounge we’ve got loads more virtual tastings, available here! £5 of each tasting pack sold goes to drinks and hospitality workers charities!

Also…

BenRiach and GlenDronach will be continuing Instagram Live sessions to keep you entertained, while Ardgowan will be hitting you with more fascinating Facebook Live action!


  • Kavalan on a Roll!

There’s no stopping the team from Kavalan, the bagged four Double Gold awards at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.


  • ‘livet Enlightens!

Glenlivet have released a pack of three whiskies, and not told anyone what they are! The “Spectra” offerings will be accompanied with an online tasting featuring clues as to the contents of the bottles. Most intriguing…


  • Glencairn (reading) Glasses!

The lovely folks from Glencairn have announced that they will sponsor this year’s McIlvanney Prize and the Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Novel of the Year award. I think the butler did it…


  • By the People, for the People!

JJ Corry are offering fans the chance to have their say on what goes into the company’s next blend, which will be called The Lock In. Nice…


  • Jameson makes work for idle hands!

Jameson are launching an online training course for bartenders in Lockdown, awesome idea!


  • Bardstown, they’ve got the ‘gnac!

Bardstown Bourbon Company have created an Armagnac cask-finished whiskey as part of its Collaborative Series. Interesting…


Buffalo Trace has revealed three kosher-certified whiskeys, which are available in limited quantities.


  • And Finally…

Go on Frankie, lad!


That’s your lot for this week Loungers!

Comeback next week for more of the same, except more up to date!

Connas