Gateshead Whisky News

Fridays here folks! And don’t you just wish there was an exciting distraction from the inane, stagnant and frankly uneventful world of mainstream media!

Then consider your wish granted! Here’s Connas with this week’s whisky news!

  • All kinds of Aberfeldy!

It’s been a busy week at Aberfeldy by the sounds of it! They’ve not only announced a travel retail exclusive 19 year old. But also, a FORTY YEAR OLD, which is their oldest expression ever! You can even go to the distillery and bottle it yourself!

  • Sazerac Exclusives in the house!

The immersive experience at Sazerac House in good ‘ole New Orleans now carries a limited-edition bottling, if you’re in town!

  • DVDramming!

The documentary film “The Golden Dram” is now available on digital and DVD formats! Nice…

  • New G & M whiskies!

Gordon & Macphail have rolled out the latest instalment of the Connoisseurs Choice range, and it’s full of potential loveliness….

  • Rosebank Resurrection underway!

Work on restoring the Rosebank Distillery is underway. And the plans are looking mighty fine!

  • Auction Stuff

Bonham’s of Hong Kong have set a new world record for the most expensive whisky cask sold at auction after a 30-year-old Macallan Sherry hogshead. Wow!

  • Auction Invests in people!

The Scotch Whisky Action Fund have announced details of the projects that it will be supporting over the coming year as part of the industry’s ongoing commitment to tackling alcohol misuse.

  • Dog in the US!

BrewDog are planning to use a new round of investment to expand its spirits business and build a small distillery in the US. Interesting…..

  • Pernod hit back at allegations…

CEO Alexandre Ricard, has hit back claims that members of the Pernod Ricard workforce are pressured into drinking at work…

  • Clynelish Exclusive…

Diageo have announced a Clynelish Distillery only offering. If it’s as good as the last one, it wont last long…

  • New Arran-man!

David Livingstone is now the distillery manager at Arran’s Lochranza Distillery, whilst James MacTaggart has moved to take on being the director of production and operations, for both Lochranza and Lagg Distilleries. Awesome team…

  • Communication is the key!

Trade body “Spirits Europe” have called for the Parliamentary Intergroup on Wine, Spirits and Quality Foodstuffs to be reformed in order to encourage “effective communication” with MEPs. Makes sense I suppose…

  • Lights, Camera…. MORAY!

The team from Glen Moray will feature in coming instalments of “The Three Drinkers” which will air on the first week in December! That should be good fun….

  • Final Compendium incoming!

Information on the last instalment of the Balvenie Compendium series is here! They look pretty awesome to be fair…

  • And Finally…

Wild Turkeys don’t vote for Thanksgiving


That’s all for this week!

Be back here at the same time next week for more!

Thanks for clicking everyone.

See you soon!




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