Ok people, Connas has pealed himself down from the ceiling following Gateshead FC’s win (on penalties) in their Play-off Quarter Final last weekend and is in a state of heightened anticipation for this weekends Semi-Final clash. Thankfully, he’s not forgotten about our endless quest for whisky based news, so here he is with all you need to know!
- Tamdhu Online!
Since duty-free has been a tad quiet lately, the good folks from Tamdhu have released their award-winning Edinburgh Airport European Sherry Oak Single Cask online! You lucky lot!
- You’ve got to hide your Prince away!
North Uist Distillery has bought Nunton Steadings on Benbecula, where Bonnie Prince Charlie hid following the Battle of Culloden. Nice…
- More Openings!
- Join the Tarrif Campaign
Scotch Whisky Association are urging consumers to show their support for the spirit by writing a letter to their local MP calling for the removal of tariffs between the EU and the US. I’m in…
- Fox for Berrys!
Emma Fox has been appointed the new chief executive of Berry Bros. & Rudd, which has been without a CEO since Dan Jago’s departure in January 2019. Best of luck to her!
- Ardbeg are Cooking!
Ardbeg are cooking up a storm on Islay folks! “The Smoke Sessions” is their online series which offers a guide to barbecue dishes, and smoky whisky cocktails….
- Ireland Returns!
Drinks Ireland has launched a new campaign to encourage local consumers to visit Irish whiskey distilleries as they reopen. Excellent work!
- Lomond on Euro “Drive”…
Loch Lomond have created five single cask Scotch whiskies to celebrate the European Tour’s UK Swing 2020 golf tournament. See you at the 19th…
- 1792, first. Twice!
Two 1792 bourbons have received First Place Honors at the 2020 International Whisky Competition. Well played!
- Standfast Auction Stuff!
Grants charity auction in aid of Standfast is now live! Go and bid on some one off items folks!
- Cask Investment Doubles!
Cask investment at the Whiskey and Wealth Club has doubled since this time last year. Interesting…
- Core Milk and Honey!
The long-awaited core range from Milk and Honey Distillery has been announced. And I’ve got a feeling they’ll be brilliant!
- Maidstone Distilling!
A husband-and-wife team has opened a new distillery in the English town of Maidstone, which will produce gin, liqueurs and whisky…. Look forward to those!
- New CEO at Eden!
Eden Mill co-founder Tony Kelly has been named CEO of the Scottish distiller, which experienced a steep increase in e-commerce sales during its most recent quarter. Exciting times!
- Visiting Bowman!
Smith Bowman Distillery, makers of John J. Bowman bourbon, was named runner-up in the 2020 Icons of Whiskey Visitor Attraction of the Year category. ?A brilliant achievement considering the competition!
- Pernod Improving?
Pernod Ricard are reporting that their initial forecast for the 2020 financial year may have been overly negative. Good…
- Rye from Oxford!
Oxford Artisan Distillerys yearly “Anniversary Rye” is now available to pre-order. I imagine it will disappear rather quickly!
- And Finally…
I’m not sure why, but this is Gateshead FC’c club song. I will be reciting it a lot this weekend!
Come-on the HEED!
Thanks for popping in again folks, win or lose, I’ll be back for more next week!
See you then!