Hello, Loungers! It’s time for the best thing about your Friday afternoon apart from the clock-off siren! Here’s Mr C with this week’s news…

  • New Year, New Dewar’s!

To celebrate Chinese New Year, Dewar’s have unveiled a limited edition gift tin for their blended Scotch whisky…

  • Suntory Multi-National!

Suntory have a new whisky for us! Ao is blended with whisky from five countries: Scotland, Ireland, America, Canada and Japan. Most engaging…

  • Sad News from the States…

The Glenmore Distillery in Kentucky has suspended operations after an employee died as the result of a workplace accident. Our thoughts are with all who are affected by this tragic loss.

  • Journey with the Hunter…

Hunter Laing have released a blended malt for all you peat fans! Islay Journey is available now, and I’d like to try some…

  • Brexit…

More joyful rhetoric about what no-one can say for sure. Yay!

  • More New Year Treats!

Douglas Laing have released three limited edition single cask expressions to celebrate Chinese New Year (The Year of the Pig).  These offerings are in the form of a 2007 Bunnahabhain, a Glengoyne of the same vintage and a 1995 Craigellachie. Happy Days!

  • More Islay Flight Routes!

You can now fly from Oban To Islay! Yet more options for visits to Islay, can’t be a bad thing! Just need to get a service from Gateshead sorted now… And an Airport for that matter…

  • Errrrr, Alcohol Free Whisky?

Apparently, Arkay ‘Alcohol Free Whisky’ might not actually be whisky. Unless it is whisky, of course, as they maintain. In which case it is. Or something….

  • Free Whisky…

A year has passed since SMWS partner bar Fets Whisky Kitchen in Vancouver had much of their stock impounded, and they’re still fighting for it back! Fight the power!

  • It’s Here…

That’s right, Loungers, finally I can stop having to admit that I’ve never seen a single episode of Game Of Thrones. The eight GoT single malts released in conjunction with Diageo have now arrived in Europe!

  • Auction Stuff…

It looks like Macallan is still the go-to brand for investors

  • And Finally…

I’ve said it before. I don’t care how many times I have to say it again. PUBS ARE GREAT, GO TO THE PUB, PEOPLE!

Have a great week folks [IN THE PUB – Ed.], and I’ll see you back here next Friday!

Onwards!

Connas