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!

Chivas Brothers, Glengoyne and Speyside Cooperage have all given updates on when and how their visitor facilities will be re-opening. Happy Days!

  • 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!