We’ve completed the first quarter of 2021 people, and a certain Mr Eddie Ludlow has suggested that there could well be interesting announcements from TWL HQ in coming weeks. So keep your eyes on your email inbox (if you’re signed up to our news letter) and our Social Media! In the meantime, satisfy your quest for whisky knowledge with this week’s news from Connas!

  • Big Peat Pandemic Heroes!

Big Peat have announced a charitable bottling in honour of the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Heroes” Limited Edition will result in a bulk sanitiser donation to the value of £10,000.00 being made to a leading UK charitable organisation. Great stuff!


  • Method in the Mulberry!

Irish Distillers have expanded their experimental Method and Madness range with an expression finished in virgin mulberry wood from Hungary – a ‘world first’ for the Irish whiskey category. Interesting…


  • Blendallachie!

GlenAllachie have launched their first blended bottling, as part of the relaunch of the White Heather Scotch whisky brand. A 21-year-old no less! Nice…


  • Hall of Fame for Buckley!

Huge congratulations to Brendan Buckley of Irish Distillers, who has been inducted into the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame! Well done Sir!


  • Grouse to a Lion!

Famous Grouse is the official whisky of the British Lions Tour of South Africa this year.


  • Double Woodford!

Woodford Reserve are hoping to meet growing demand with plans to double their production capacity!


  • Loch Lomond Open!

Loch Lomond have released two limited edition single malts to celebrate the 2021 Open golf tournament in July.


  • Sherried Laphroaig!

The Laphroaig 10-year-old Sherried Oak has joined the Laphroaig core range. And this excites me greatly!


  • Barra on the Way!

Isle of Barra Distillers have revealed plans to build a whisky and gin distillery, complete with a visitor centre, on the Scottish island.


  • Global Bladnoch!

Bladnoch Vinaya Single Malt Scotch Whisky marks the biggest global release from Bladnoch since the distillery was revived in 2015! Impressive…


  • HP 50

The new Highland Park 50 year old is here. Enough said.


  • Ardbeg up!

Awesome scenes on Islay as construction of Ardbegs new Still House comes to completion.


  • Awards Season!

This years Whisky Magazine Award winners have been revealed, and there are lots of familiar names and faces in there! Excellent work!


  • Oh, Canada….

The Scotch Whisky Association and Glasgow distiller Whyte and MacKay have filed a lawsuit against a Canadian whisky maker over its alleged misleading branding.


  • And Finally…

Apparently, Hearts were cut at Brora this week!

Thanks for popping in, everyone.

See you in seven days for more!

Connas