Gateshead Whisky News

It’s your last pre-festive Whisky News, Lounge Types! Connas has managed to resist the seasonal mince pies and pickled onions (not necessarily served together!) thus far! Therefore, his ability to reach his keyboard has not been compromised (yet!). So here he is with everything you need to know from the whisky industry this week!


  • Rare Last Drop!

Last Drop Distillers have released a 1977 single grain whisky from the now dismantled Dumbarton distillery. Interesting…


  • We Three Drinkers!

The next episodes of The Three Drinkers are now available to stream. And they’ve been filming with our buddy Helen Stewart from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. She’s a good’un, our Helen.


  • Chateaux Bardstown!

Bardstown Bourbon Company and The Prisoner Wine Co have created an expression finished in red wine barrels as part of its Collaborative Series.


  • Mixed Distilling Arts?

Mixed Martial Arts champion Josh ‘Warmaster’ Barnett has launched a single barrel Bourbon in partnership with Californian distillery Sespe Creek. Another one who wouldn’t last 2 minutes on Gateshead High Street…


  • On your Marks, Glendalough!

Drinks distribution group Mark Anthony Brands International have acquired the remaining 60% stake in Ireland’s Glendalough Distillery for an undisclosed sum. I wonder if we’ll be seeing more of them in the UK…


  • Scotch in Cambodia!

Cambodia is the latest country in which Scotch Whisky’s geographical indication is officially registered. Happy Days…


  • Aldi Icon!

Aldi have been named Supermarket of the Year AND Own Brand Supermarket of the Year at the 2020 Icons of Whisky Scotland Awards. Fair play!


  • Out Riding in Wyoming!

Wyoming Whiskey is releasing a 7-year-old expression of its signature Outryder Straight American Whiskey (the only Bottled in Bond whiskey from Wyoming) in January 2020.


  • Ding Dong Glenallachie!

The good folks at Glenallachie have more than one reason to celebrate, after Billy Walker was awarded Master Distiller/Master Blender of the Year at the Icons of Whisky Awards. Good lad…


  • SMWS hattrick!

For the third year running the Scotch Malt Whisky Society have been awarded the prestigious “Independent Bottler of the Year” award in the Whisky Magazine’s Independent Bottlers’ Challenge. Well done all!


  • 51 Tully!

Tullibardine have released 242 bottles of a limited edition 51-year-old single malt! Wow!


  • Bowman Twice Finished!

If you happen to be in Virginia, A. Smith Bowman Distillery have announced the latest distillery only release in its Abraham Bowman line of experimental whiskey, the Abraham Bowman Twice Finished Whiskey. Finished in both Port and Sauterne Barrels. Interesting…


  • Up and Away!

Details of the last of Macallans Golden Age of Travel range – a 35-year-old called “The Air Ship” – has landed. And there’re only 48 of them!


  • Port of Moray!

Glen Moray have released a 25-year-old finished in Port casks. If its anything like the 21-year-old, it’ll be great!


  • Grants join IARD

William Grant & Sons have become the 12th member of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking. Good on them!


  • Ardgowan Bound!

Ardgowan have announced that esteemed Master Distiller Max McFarlane will be joining their team. Awesome news!


  • Only Royal Lochnagar!

Diageo have confirmed that there is now a Distillery Only bottling at Royal Lochnagar Distillery. They’re bang into this sort of thing lately, I like it.


  • And Finally!

Whatever you’re doing over the next couple of weeks enjoy yourselves! And as I always say, stay safe!

See you soon, and all the best!

Connas

 

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