Happy Friday, Loungers! And aren’t we having an awful lot of weather of late! Let’s skip the unnecessary preamble and go directly to Connas with this week’s news!

 

  • More Rare Ault!

World Duty Free now contains the brand new Aultmore Wine Cask Collection as part of their Exceptional Cask Series. Keep an eye out if you’re on the move!

 

  • Coveted, And Commemorative From Kentucky!

To mark the opening of Stitzel-Weller Distillery 84 years ago, Blade and Bow have released a limited edition of their 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

 

  • Trademark Copyright…

Glenfiddich have lost a trademark battle with an Indian company accused of copying its brand with their product Glenfield. [Suppressed LOL – Ed.]

 

  • Bow Street Booster!

Pernod Ricard’s sales have climbed by 6.3% driven by Martell cognac and Jameson Irish whiskey. Huge numbers…

 

  • Your Own, Personal, Whisky…

Adelphi Distillery have announced details of their 2019 private cask opportunities

 

  • Light From The Bush!

Bushmills have planning permission to build a new distillery on their current site to keep up with the demand for Irish Whiskey…

 

  • Cotswolds A-Go-Go!

The new visitor centre at the Cotswolds Distillery is now open! Nice…

 

  • Su-Slane-ability!

Slane Distillery are encouraging bartenders to be creative and design a cocktail which promotes the idea of sustainability…

 

  • Spirit Lagg!

Spirit is officially flowing off the stills at Arran’s newest distillery, Lagg. Awesome effort from all involved…

 

  • Zhong Shi Ji

Diageo has developed a “new-to-world whisky as part of a new joint venture with Chinese baijiu producer Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery. Interesting…

 

  • Education for All!

Jim Beam have donated US$5 million to the University of Kentucky to create an educational programme for distillers, named the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits. Good on them..

 

  • Marsala Tears…

Walsh Whiskey Distillery have extended their Writers’ Tears range with the launch of a limited edition Irish whiskey finished in Marsala wine hogshead casks.

 

  • Sandy’s Single Cask…

Tamdhu distillery manager Sandy McIntyre has chosen to bottle a 2003 first-fill American oak oloroso Sherry butt for his Tamdhu Distillery Manager’s Single Cask. Wouldn’t mind a go on that!

 

  • Kingsbarns Sell Out!

Kingsbarns Distillery’s first new series of single cask malt whiskies has sold out – just weeks after its release. Amazing work…

 

  • More ‘Romach

Benromach has replaced Benromach 100-Proof from its Classic Range with a new single malt Scotch – Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2008 Batch 1.

I like the 100-Proof, so I shall remain open minded for now!

 

  • And Finally…

I was passing Newcastle General Hospital the other day, which started me wondering. Is it “THE” General Hospital, or just “A” General hospital… Hmmmm….

Anyhow, that’s all my random gibberings for now, folks! See you next week for more!

Cheers!

Connas

[Thanks once more to Connas’ mate – Gateshead Lad, Leo Douglas – for our lovely cover image.]