Gateshead Whisky News

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the space shuttle Discovery departing Cape Canaverel with the Hubble Space Telescope. But that does not tell you anything about this week’s happenings in the whisky industry! Fear not, as ever, Connas has got you covered….

  • Covoid – Confusion and Support

As the crisis continues, there have been multiple official announcements and counter requests from the industry….

The furlough extension has been welcomed by UK Hospitality. While the WSTA are urging the government to address cash-flow issues.

Diageo also donated an extra £1 million to aid the on-trade.


  • Auction Stuff

The team at whisky.auction raised in excess of £104k for The Drinks Trust, awesome work!


  • Luss Funding

Glen Luss Distillery, which is set to open on the shores of Loch Lomond next year, has launched its Founders’ Club with the aim of raising £3 million. Best of luck to them!


  • In Bond Win!

Barton 1792 ‘Bottled in Bond’ picked up a double gold at this year’s World Spirits Competition


  • Gold Turkey!

While Wild Turkey Longbranch also bagged a double! Awesome work…


  • Riff ‘n Rye

New Riff Distilling have created two new limited-edition Bourbon and rye whiskeys, which will launch in May. These look remarkably interesting…


  • Feis Online

This years Islay Festival of Music and Malt is going ahead……………..Online! This makes me happy…


  • Double up Filey!

The second release of Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery’s Filey Bay Yorkshire Single Malt is here people! Be quick! And don’t say I didn’t warn you…


  • Cotswold Sauternes!

The Cotswolds distillery have launched their Sauternes Cask Single Malt which is the first whisky in the new Hearts & Crafts series. Nice…


  • TWL English Whisky Tasting Exclusive

The Whisky Lounge have announced a very special and exclusive virtual tasting on the 8th May. Their aim is to help shine a spotlight on that there English Whisky! And raise some more money for charity…


  • And Finally…

Elvis owned a horse named Star Trek, who knew?

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If your Diary’s not too full, why not pop in again next week!

Cheers
Connas