Nothing sets you up for the weekend quite like a Whisky News update from Gateshead Loungers! Take it away Connas…

  • Glenallachie new Batch!

Glenallachie have announced the launch of the latest batch of their acclaimed 10-year-old Cask Strength. Number six, no less!


  • Fettercairn Warehouse 2!

Fettercairn Distillery has unveiled Warehouse 2 Batch No.002 showcasing the treasures of its 14 dunnage warehouses.


  • Waterford Cuvee!

Waterfords first Micro Cuvee “Pique-Nique” is now available!


  • New Manager on Mull!

Cara Gilbert has been appointed manager of Scotch whisky and gin producer Tobermory on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. Best of luck!


  • New Compass Box

Compass Box have released a new limited edition, Canvas Blended Malt using whisky aged in Vino Naranja casks. Interesting…


  • Torabhaig Legacy

Torabhaig Distillery, have released their second single malt, “Allt Gleann” as part of it’s Legacy Series.


  • Benromach 40!

Benromach have unveiled the first annual batch release of their 40 Year Old. Just over 1,000 bottles are set to be made available worldwide. Very cool…


  • Ian Hunter the Third!

Laphroaig has released the third whisky in its Ian Hunter Story series, a 33-year-old!


  • HP CS!

Highland Park have announced the launch of its latest cask strength bottling. “Cask Strength Release No.2 (63.9% ABV)” has been matured in a combination of sherry seasoned European and American oak casks and ex-bourbon barrels. Interesting.


  • Exports Up!

The value of Scotch whisky exports was up by a third in the first half of 2021, as the industry starts to recover from the impact of Covid-19 and US tariffs. Happy Days!


  • Bushmills Rhyming!

Bushmills have been announced as the official ‘Poetry Partner’ and ‘Lead Spirit Sponsor’ for the inaugural ‘Evening Standard Stories Festival’ in the UK. Nice..


  • Manhattan Distilling!

The first (legal) whiskey distillery in Manhattan in over a century is set to open this summer! Great Jones Distilling Co. is coming to NoHo on August 21. Well, if you can make it there….

And Finally…

I’m going to Scotland next week. This makes me very happy!

See you here in seven Lounge types!

Connas