Gateshead Whisky News
(Apologies for the lateness folks, nothing to do with Connas! Onwards…)
Friday is upon us once more Lounge-Types! And even as you’re reading this the TWL Team will be neck-deep in delivering Manchester Whisky Festival, I suppose you might even be reading this AT Manchester Whisky Festival! (ed – well, if Eddie had actually go this out in time!)
Regardless here’s your weekly whisky information dump!
- New Strip on the Auch’y!
Auchentoshan have updated their packaging, snazzy…
- Crime Stoppers…
£100,000 worth of whisky has been stolen from a Chivas Whisky Brothers’ secure site in Paisley. Shout if you know anything people!
- Export Worries…
The Scotch Whisky Association have warned that new US tariff could result in a 20% drop in exports… Thanks for that….
- Down with this sort of thing!
So, some drinks groups are asking for the tariffs to be ended. You’re welcome…
- Makers Limited!
Maker’s Mark have announced the launch of their first-ever nationally available limited-release bourbon. That’s nice…
- Rankin’s a Keeper!
Gordon & Macphail Director and all-round top bloke, Stephen Rankin was made Master of the Quaich recently. Congratulations sir!
- Finlaggan Gold!
Finlaggan Cask Strength has picked up a Gold and a Spirits Selection Revelation trophy at the 2019 Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial Bruxelles. Good on them!
- Trademark Copyright!
The number of trademarks registered for spirits and liqueurs in the UK increased by 12% to 2,482 in 2018, according to law firm RPC. Uncomprehendingly “The Gateshead Whisky Company” is still available….
- Three Buffalo
Buffalo Trace have expanded their Old Charter Oak series with the release of a new Bourbon matured in Canadian oak barrels. Interesting…
- Dark Side of the, errr, Bird?
It’s time for the yearly Famous Grouse advert again folks!
- Aberfeldy Flying!
There’s a new 15 year-old Aberfeldy in duty free from 1st November folks, and it’s been finished in Sherry Casks!
- Dram Only Daftmill…
In an attempt to bypass those pesky Bottle Flippers, you’ll only be able to buy the next Daftmill release by the dram, from a bar. Good.
- New York, New York!
Barton brands have 6, while Buffalo Trace brands have 12. What are they?
Medals at this year’s New York World Wine and Spirits Competition! (ed – of course!)
- Kinahan’s Hybrid…
Kinahan’s has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first Irish whiskey range made using hybrid casks…
- The Tide is High!
Old Pulteney have launched a campaign in collaboration with Sustainable Surf, a California-based non-profit organisation which seeks to protect the seas by shifting people to a low-carbon, sustainable lifestyle. Fair play!
- New Bimber!
The second release from London’s Bimber Distillery is available for pre-order. They let me try some while I was there last week, it’s very good!
- Jacks Heritage
Details of this year’s Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel “Heritage Barrel” have landed, I can’t see them staying on shop shelves for long….
- Glengoyne, the final instalment!
The fourth and final instalment of Glengoynes creative collaboration with Scottish contemporary artist, Jolomo, is here. Nice…
- Penderyn win in Europe!
Penderyn have been named Europe’s best in this year’s Whisky Bible…
- Grants get trendy…
William Grant’s consumer trends report has been published, and it makes for some interesting reading….
- Auction Stuff.
There’s a whole cask of 1989 Macallan up for grabs at Bonhams in Hong Kong next month. This will be huge…
- That’ll Teach You!
The old Teacher’s Building in Glasgow may become a Whisky Bar, I like the sound of that!
- Murray likes Sazerac!
This years Whisky Bible has singled out no less than 9 whiskies from Sazarac brands for awards…
- Balcones Country!
- Umeshu Pig Rye!
WhistlePig have launched a limited edition 16-year-old rye whiskey finished in umeshu-seasoned barrels, called The Boss Hog: The Samurai Scientist….
- And Finally..
That’s all for this week folks!
Come back for more this time next week!