We’re on the road again folks! The TWL team are now busying themselves with delivering our first Festival of the year in Newcastle. Since there’s heavy lifting involved, Connas has found a quiet corner to sit down and type up this weeks Whisky News… Mind you don’t do yourself an injury there, fella…

  • HIGHland Park….

There’s a new Highland Park Exclusive coming out of Heathrow Airport if you’re traveling through, folks…


  • Norfolks Finest…

The English Whisky Co have been scooping up the awards over the past few weeks. Check this out.


  • Lough Neagh to the US…

Lough Neagh Distillers have signed a six-figure deal to launch their Irish gin and Whiskey range in the US, and they’re seeking further investment in 2020.


  • Single ‘livets!

Glenlivet have unveiled their latest collection of 15 limited-release Single Cask Edition whiskies in travel retail locations worldwide.


  • On Full Beam!

Jim Beam recently filled their 16 millionth barrel! Awesome work!


  • Johnnies History!

The Dick Institute museum in Scotland is to showcase some of the Johnnie Walker brand’s historical artefacts to the public for the first time. Interesting…


  • First Danish!

Copenhagen Distillery have released their inaugural grain-to-glass whisky, “First Edition Single Malt”. Happy days…


  • Encouraging Surge…

Despite uncertainty, there has been a surge in whisky exports, this’ll be worth keeping an eye on…


  • 1792 number one!

1792 small batch bourbon has picked up a Gold at the American World Whisky Awards. Well-deserved in my opinion.


  • Travel Retail readying itself…

The travel retail sector is preparing for both the short- and long-term affects following the coronavirus outbreak… As Diageo are reportedly preparing for a £200 million dent in profits


  • Leaping Grouse…

Famous Grouse have launched a new digital campaign to encourage drinkers to make the most of their extra leap year day. I’ll be working at Newcastle Whisky Festival!


  • Austin Directing Commerce!

William Grant & Sons have made a series of internal promotions, including the appointment of Joanna Austin as commercial director UK and Ireland. Great news…


  • Iona signs for Loch Lomond…

Loch Lomond have appointed professional golfer Iona Stephen as a brand ambassador. She’ll “putt” them on the right track!


  • First Waterford!

Ireland Waterford Distillery have announced a huge open day to celebrate their inaugural bottling. This will be awesome…


  • Rye Brandy / Brandy Rye?

Copper & Kings and Kentucky Peerless Distilling have partnered to release two barrel-finished spirits – a rye whisky and an American brandy. Interesting…


  • Angels Innovate!

Having launched its whiskies globally, Angels Envy Bourbon have given details of future innovation within their brands. Nice…


  • Tam + Dhu = 4!

Tamdhu may well be looking for a new trophy cabinet after picking up 4 awards at this years World Whisky Awards. Awesome work team!


  • And Finally….

Remember, if the whisky doesn’t get you, the fresh air will!

Stay safe lounge types, see you in 7 for more whisky news!

Connas


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