Gateshead Whisky News

This week’s national and international news has been so quiet, no doubt you’re all screaming out for some excitement in the media. So here it is! In the form of Connas and the Gateshead Whisky News!


  • Atom Drams…

Atom Brands via Maverick Drinks have added two whiskies to offer fans “continuous liquid” as opposed to small batch or single cask releases. Darkness 8-year-old and Aerolite Lyndsay 10-year-old. Happy days…


  • Big Peat uses the “C” word…

Big Peat have announced a special release for that thing that happens towards the end of December…


  • More awards For Barton…

Barton Bands have been scooping up even MORE accolades! This time at The Los Angeles International Spirits competition. They’re just showing off now…


  • Going on a Raasay Holliday…

The team at Raasay Distillery have won a “Tourist Destination of the Year” award, exciting times!


  • First from Ardgowan!

The first of the new “Clyde-built” range from Ardgowan will be with us on 1stOctober! It’s a blended malt called “Coppersmith” and it’s been on Oloroso Casks all its life. Interesting….


  • Limited Edition Singleton!

There’ll be a 53-year-old (YES FIFTY-THREE YEARS OLD!) Singleton with us in the Autumn part of Diageo’s new Paragon of Time Collection. Nice…


  • Even when we’re just dancing with Highland Park….

Highland Park have partnered on an exclusive whisky, to Scottish Ballet 50th anniversary year.


  • Tax Troubles…

Tax hikes could have a significant impact on spirits. In other news, Grass is Green.


  • Indie Dully!

Our good buddy and dedicated Drammer Christian Dully has started bottling his own whisky! Keep an eye out for them, he’s a good lad…


  • Diageo Trading well!

Diageos fiscal year has had an encouraging start despite tough trading conditions


  • Diageo Distillery Only!

Following from this, Diageo have announced 2 new Distillery-only bottlings, from Glenkinchie and Cragganmore. Good news, the one from Clynelish earlier in the year was great…


  • Whole lotta Tun!

The sixth batch of Balvenie Tun 1509 is here, and it’s a vatting of 3 different cask types. This won’t last long…


  • Demerara Echlinville!

Echlinville Distillery has released an 18-year-old single malt that has been finished in Port Mourant Demerara rum casks. Like the sound of this…


  • Milroys in the Club!

Milroys have announced a Private Members Club to coincide with their new venue in Spitalfields, swanky…


  • Grouse wine!

There’s a new wine finished whisky available in the Famous Grouse Experimental Range


  • Whisky Show See’s the light!

This year’s Whisky Show exclusive bottlings have snazzy labels that are sensitive to UV light. Illuminating….


  • A Year of Nauticus…

Leith community pub Nauticus are celebrating their first anniversary buy teaming up with Glenglassaugh for a limited edition 2001 vintage bottling. I was just there last week, I like it….


  • An Ardbeg Supernova, an Ardbeg Supernova you can buuuuuy (If you’re a committee member)(and you’re quick)…

A new Ardbeg Supernova will be available to members of the Ardbeg Committee on 1stOctober. It will fly!


  • Old Beastie!

Douglas Laing have unveiled a limited edition 25-year-old blended malt as part of its Timorous Beastie range


  • Prime Time for ‘Scotia and Loch Lomond

Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond Distilleries have welcomed The Three Drinkers for shooting a part of their next series recently!


  • 30-Year-old Laphroaig For Hunter!

Laphroaig have announced the first whisky in a series commemorating the work of Ian Hunter, and its only a 30 year old! Wow!


  • Smith Bowman clear up!

John J. Bowman Single Barrel won a double gold medal at the 2019 North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition. Two other bourbons from the A. Smith Bowman Distillery: Bowman Brothers Small Batch and Isaac Bowman Port Finish, also won gold and silver medals.


  • And finally…

Some of my pals up here on Tyneside say they keep mistaking John Bercow for Kevin Keegan on the Telly Box. In fairness you never see them in the same room together, hey ho!

We’ll see you back here next week folks!

Stay Safe!

Connas

 

Read last week’s Gateshead Whisky News if you missed it!