Friday is upon us once more, Lounge Types! Why not feast your ocular receptors on this week’s edition of the only news you care about: Whisky News! We’ve got stories from Kilchoman, Laphroaig, Benromach and more, so let’s crack on!

  • Shop In the Park!

Highland Park have opened their first ever shop on Orkney! Nice…

 

  • Dylan gets Japan Gig!

Bob Dylan is set to release a Japanese mizunara cask-finished 25-year-old expression of his American whiskey, Heaven’s Door...

 

  • Sun House Ambassador

Edrington-Beam Suntory UK have appointed James Bowker as the first UK brand ambassador for House of Suntory. Best of luck fella, hope to see you on the road sometime soon!

 

  • ‘Romach Winner…

Benromach 10 Years Old has been crowned the winner in the 12 Years & Under category at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards 2019. I’ve always said it’s great juice…

 

  • New Kilchoman Loch Gorm!!

Kilchoman have released this years incarnation of their Loch Gorm expression!

 

  • Tide Time Tables From Jura!

Isle of Jura have launched two 21-year-old whiskies called Tide and Time to celebrate the distillery’s island home. I’m interested to try these after the recent shake up of their house style…

 

  • Auction Stuff (seems like a while since this was featured, hmmmm)

Aged for 49 years, The Dalmore L’Anima has raised £109k for charity after being sold during an online auction. Amazing work!

 

  • MackmyrAI!

Swedish distillery Mackmyra have teamed up with Microsoft and Finnish consultancy Fourkind to create the “world’s first” whisky using artificial intelligence (AI). That’s nice, most of my intelligence is artificial too…

 

  • ‘Rood Awakens…

Holyrood, Edinburgh’s first single malt distillery since 1925, has put 100 casks up for sale allowing consumers to customise their own whiskies. And there’s a nice picture of a dog in a jumper…

 

  • New’un At Ardgowan!

Ardgowan Distillery have appointed former Edrington distiller Max McFarlane as their new whisky maker. Some signing, that…

 

  • Laphroaig Friends Come In Threes!

The 2019 Fèis Ìle festival bottling from the annual Laphroaig Càirdeas series will be called Laphroaig Càirdeas Triple Wood Cask Strength. This excites me greatly! Yay!

 

  • And Finally…

I’M GOING TO CAMPBELTOWN ON TUESDAY! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHEY!

See you here next week, people!

Stay Cool.

Connas