Good D’afternoon Loungers! Connas has managed to survive a week in Eddie’s passenger seat up and down Scotland’s West Coast to bring you all you need to know from the past week’s whisky industry news!

Observe…

  • Mayoral Charity…

Our buddies down at the Cotswolds Distillery have released a single malt created from casks owned by the Lord Mayor of London, with proceeds to be donated to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal charity. Good on them, get behind it people…

  • Great North Dunnage?

Great Northern Distillery have been refused planning permission to build a whisky warehouse facility to support their growth. Harsh, in my opinion, hope they find somewhere soon…

  • Back Once Again With The Glendronach Master…

GlenDronach have unveiled a limited edition Sherry cask-matured Scotch whisky, called The GlenDronach Master Vintage 1993 25 Year Old. This excites me greatly…

  • Vintage ‘Romach

Benromach have announced a 1972 AND a 1977 vintage bottling. I like Benromach. You may have noticed…

  • Compass Points To The Heavens…

Compass Box have unveiled Tobias And the Angel, a limited edition expression inspired by a 15th-century painting, which contains liquid from the Clynelish and Caol Ila distilleries. It certainly looks the part…

  • Auction Stuff

A rare bottle of blended Scotch whisky thought to contain liquid from the lost Malt Mill distillery is expected to sell for more than £5,000. I wonder if Eddie has allocated himself an auction budget yet…

  • 30 Year Comeback From Glengoyne…

Glengoyne have reintroduced their 30 year old expression, that’s a good thing!

  • Limited Edition Bladnoch Alert!

The lovely Bladnoch folk have launched a limited edition 17-year-old finished in Californian red wine casks. Interesting…

  • Ardbeg Feis Bottle Incoming!

Ardbeg have released their plans for this years Islay Festival of Music and Malt. And I’m starting to get excited…

  • NEW PORT ELLEN!

There’s new Port Ellen coming soon! Time to raid the penny jar me thinks!

  • HP Saltire…

Famous chin and Formula One racing driver David Coulthard has partnered with Highland Park to create two limited edition single cask whiskies. Nice…

  • And Finally…

You may have noticed that Eddie and I have been off on a bit of a jolly this week.  I am openly and unapologetically underqualified in terms of my written communicative skill (I’ll do this one for you, Forbes – “You’re not Kidding – Ed”) to convey my gratitude and admiration for the people who’ve accommodated and shared time with us while we’ve been away. But that doesn’t stop me trying, so…

Everyone from, at, or involved in…

Old And Rare Whisky Show

Spirit Of Yorkshire

Elixir Distillers

The Pot Still

Bruichladdich Distillery

Kilchoman Distillery

Bowmore Distillery

Laphroaig Distillery

Lagavulin Distillery

Ardbeg Distillery

Cadenheads and Springbank Distillery

Loch Lomond Distillery

Isle of Arran Distillery

Lord and Lady Springburn

You are the fucking best.

Much Love,

Connas