Its your last whisky news in August, Lounge types! And we have rumblings of an On-line Festival from TWL HQ, this will be huge! So, keep an eye on social media for more in coming weeks! In the meantime, settle in with Connas with this week’s all singing, all dancing News Update! (Don’t worry he is not actually singing or dancing.)
- Fit for a Kingsman!
GlenDronach have announced an exclusive release of The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage to mark the upcoming release of “The King’s Man” by 20th Century Studios and MARV, coming to cinemas soon!
- Distell of a turn-out!
Distell, has announced the launch of eight limited-edition new expressions, from across their Tobermory, Ledaig, Deanston and Bunnahabhain distilleries. Looking forward to these!
- Daftmill Ballot
The ballot for the next Daftmill has officially opened. Form an orderly line, behind me!
- New Douglas Laing Duo!
Douglas Laing & Co, have announced the launch of Big Peat 12 Years Old and Epicurean 12 Years Old, a duo of exciting new permanent bottlings within the “Remarkable Regional Malts” series. Nice…
- Special Releases are go!
Diageo’s yearly show case “Special Releases” are here, in all of their glory!
- Heads up! New Ardbeg Manager Announced!
Colin Gordon as been named as Ardbegs new Distillery Manager. Best of luck fella!
- Lessons from a Little Book!
Beam Suntory have announced the launch of the fourth limited-edition bottling, in its Little Book series of blended bourbon whiskeys. Little Book Chapter 4 “Lessons Honored”
- Two O’Connells!
W.D. O’Connell have announced the launch of two new limited-edition, cask strength Irish single malt whiskeys. Interesting…
- Amrut Triple!
Amrut Triparva (50% ABV) which is India’s first triple distilled whisky, will be with us soon!
- Awards Season!
Loads of news on the Awards front folks!
Sazerac have swept the Canadian category at the International Whisky Competition..
And Weymss managed a hattrick of accolades!
- Record Auction Stuff!
Bonhams Hong Kong have set a new record for the most expensive Japanese whisky sold at auction after a bottle of Yamazaki 55 Years Old sold for £60 000! Wow!
- Curaco Curiosity…
Bardstown Bourbon Company have partnered with American distiller Copper & Kings to create a whiskey finished in Destillaré Orange Curaçao barrels. Hmmm…
- Silver Bulleit!
Bulleit Bourbon have unveiled the US$250,000 Bulleit Frontier Fund to support the hospitality industry and help develop new revenue streams for struggling bartenders. Excellent work!
- Edrington Director!
Edrington Global Travel Retail has restructured its organisation and appointed Jeremy Speirs as regional managing director.
- Auction Stuff
Sotheby’s are to hold their largest Online Spirits Sale. Over 250 Lots, with Whiskies from Scotland, Japan and India. It looks epic!
- New Venture Down Under!
Australian investment firm Founders First have partnered with the former chairman of Tasmania’s Lark Distillery to develop a new whisky business.
- Distillery Finder!
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has created an interactive map to help those looking to holiday in Britain discover some of the nation’s best distilleries. I like this…
- Re-Blade and Re-Bow!
Diageo have announced the re-release of its Blade and Bow 22 Year Old bourbon, to help commemorate the 85th Anniversary of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery.
- And Finally…
There are less days between man landing on the moon and Zig and Zag’s ‘Them Girls Them Girls’ being released, than there are the days between ‘Them Girls Them Girls’ being released and today.
Just think about that….
Until next week Loungers!
See you then!