There’s more to life than Football and Sunshine folks! For instance: you can immerse yourselves in all of the comings and goings in the whisky industry this week, in one handy update! Take it away, Connas…

  • Macallan Completion!

Macallan have revealed the third and final whisky in its Concept Series. Very pretty!

  • Epicurean Two!

Douglas Laing have unveiled The Epicurean Ruby Port Finish and Tawny Port Finish limited edition bottlings – the fourth and fifth release in The Epicurean Wood Series. Nice…

  • Special Releases Incoming!

Diageo are teasing this year’s incarnation of their Special Releases Collection, which includes one-of-a-kind bottlings from Oban, Talisker, Lagavulin, The Singleton of Dufftown, Mortlach, Cardhu, and for the first time in over a decade, Royal Lochnagar. They will be here in the Autumn!

  • Eire Cast!

Pernod Ricard have released a podcast spotlighting the partnerships of their Irish Distillers arm, hosted by radio producer Julien Clancy. Tune in Pop Pickers!

  • Five Year Tariff Free!

Trade bodies and producers on both sides of the Atlantic have welcomed the US and UK’s agreement to suspend retaliatory tariffs for five years. About time!

  • Biodynamic Ireland!

Waterford Distillery will release the world’s first biodynamic Irish whiskey this summer. Most engaging!

  • Luxco Switch!

Luxco – who produce Rebel Yell, Quiet Man, and Blood Oath – has appointed Craftwork as its new distributor in the UK.

  • Worker Settlements

Both Chivas and Diageo have struck agreements over employee terms and conditions with trade unions. Let’s hope this ends all of the uncertainty. Well done all!

  • Sazerac Six!

Six Sazerac Whiskeys have been recognised at San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Excellent Work!

  • The Wolf Settles.

The location of Wolfcraigs distillery, co-founded by former Whyte & Mackay chief executive Michael Lunn, has been revealed!

  • Glasgow Triple!

Glasgow Distillery have announced the launch of a new triple distilled expression. Interesting.


  • And Finally…

If you’re out and about in York why not see if you can pick up a bargain at  ‘Whisky Lounge Moving Yard Sale’ this Saturday 26th June, from 12pm-4pm. You never know what you might pick up!

Thanks for tuning in Loungers!

See you next week for more Whisky News!