Congratulations Lounge Types! You’ve managed to drag yourself away from Festival in a Box for long enough to catch up on this weeks whisky news! Take it away, Connas….

  • Ard -Growing!

Ardgowan Distillery has secured £8.4 millon for their new distillery which is being built on the Ardgowan Estate near Inverkip, 30 miles west of Glasgow. Wowzer!


  • Cardhu New!

Cardhu have opened their new visitor centre, as part of Diageo’s £185 million (US$258.5m) investment in Scotch whisky tourism. It looks great!


  • Glencairn Pipette!

Glencairn are launching a new Glencairn Pipette  for whisky-lovers to add a splash of water to their dram. Very Snazzy!


  • Old, Very Old!

Gordon & MacPhail are releasing an 80-year-old Glenlivet in September, the world’s oldest ever single malt Scotch. Most Impressive!


  • Bowman Straight Gold!

John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon received the prestigious Double Gold medal at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Great work Team!


  • Yorkshire Peated!

Our good pal Joe Clark at Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, has announced the launch of a new peated cask finish, this’ll be great!


  • First Legal Distillery in Moffat!

Dark Sky Spirits have broken ground on their new whisky distillery in the Scottish town of Moffat, which is due to open next year. Happy Days!


  • Metal Enhanced!

Metallica have released a sonically-enhanced, limited edition whiskey pack. Blackened whiskey, Batch 114, was pounded with low-hertz frequencies from the band’s 1991 The Black Album. Apparently…


  • Borders Grain!

A planning proposal has been submitted to build the first and lowest-carbon grain distillery in the Scottish Borders at a cost of £46 million. Cool…


  • Whisky has come home!

Lindores Abbey Distillery, have announced the launch of their first general release single malt Scotch whisky. Hats off to them!


  • Heaven is Open!

Heaven Hills brand spanking new visitor experience is now open! Wallop!


  • And Finally..

You don’t need any more jibber from me when you’ve got Festival In a Box to entertain you, go and have at it!

See you next week.

Connas