Friday is upon us once more, Lounge types! Why not occupy yourselves with the fruits of Connas’ browsings (don’t worry, it’s not his entire search history!), featuring whisky news from Wemyss, Diageo, Macallan, Glenlivet and more!

  • United Arab Elchies!

Macallan have a swanky new shop in Dubai, ooooooh….

 

  • Prize Stagg…

George T. Stagg Bourbon has been honoured with the distinction of “Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation” at this year’s completely unhyperbolic Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Great work…

 

  • San Fran’diageo!

Diageo brands scooped 101 medals at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Got to feel sorry for anyone else who turned up!

 

  • It’s All About The Money!

Investment has resulted in Scotch whisky tourism reaching record numbers in 2018, as two million people visited distilleries across Scotland. And I’ve not been to them all yet!

 

  • Jura Vacancy!

Anyone fancy the Jura Home Brand Managers job at the distillery? It’s not as pretty as Gateshead but the pay and conditions are favourable!

 

  • Impounding Ruling…

An update from the silliness at FETs Whisky Kitchen in Vancouver here. After the best part of a year and a half, authorities have upheld a ruling stating that 242 bottles of whisky should remain impounded. The folks at FETs will be appealing the decision, and rightly so! Solidarity!

 

  • Eden Growing!

The team at Eden Mill have submitted an application for a £3.1m expansion to keep up with demand! Wowzer!

 

  • Boutique Balcones!

Balcones have partnered with That Boutique-y Whisky Company to release four single cask American whiskeys.  Interesting… 

 

  • Kent Gets Distilling!

A husband and wife are investing a six-figure sum to bring spirits production back to the English town of Maidstone

 

  • Bond In Heaven!

Heaven Hill Distillery have announced the launch of Heaven Hill 7-Year-Old Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Nice…

 

  • Return of the Vaults!

Details of this year’s Vaults Collection from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society are with us, and they’re very impressive!

 

  • Wemyss From The Highlands!

Our friends from Wemyss Malts have added two new additions to their blended Scotch whisky range: Wemyss Blooming Gorse and Wemyss Flaming Feast.

 

  • New Distell Limited Editions!

They don’t like being bored at Distell, so they’ve only gone and released eight new limited releases featuring Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Tobermory and Ledaig! (You might have seen me having some twitter banter with them about it last Tuesday)…..

 

  • Puzzling Glenlivet!

The next instalment of the Glenlivet Enigma is with us, and nobody knows anything about It!

 

  • And Finally

Anthony Bourdain once declared Glasgow “Europe’s No Bullshit Zone” (He wasn’t cultured enough to visit Gateshead). It’s hard to argue…

[Cover Image courtesy of Connas’ mate – Gateshead Lad, Leo Douglas]