Last Orders have been called on the working week, people! And it’s not long before you’re welcomed into warm embrace of the weekend. Why not stop clockwatching and kill some time with this week’s Whisky News…

 

  • Ailsa Bay On The Block…

There’s a new bottle for Ailsa Bay that features blockchain technology, which allows shoppers to digitally track the whisky’s production journey…

 

  • 12 Rye Bulleit!

If you happen to be across the pond, there’s a limited edition Bulleit 12-year-old rye whiskey on the go…

 

  • Auction Stuff

A pre-sale bottle of the 47 year old Mortlach we told you about last week has sold at a charity auction, raising £28,083… Wowzer!

 

  • Whyte & Mackay Get Experimental…

Whyte & Mackay are releasing two expressions under their new Whisky Works range. The whiskies are a blended malt named King of Trees and a grain whisky called The 29-year-old Glaswegian.

 

  • Wemyss Hits Malts Batch No 002…

The latest installment of the Wemyss Batch Strength Blended Malts – The Hive, Spice King and Peat Chimney – is with us. Been looking forward to these…

 

  • HP Tattoo

Highland Park are releasing a 16 year old expression matured in Bourbon and Rioja casks. ‘Twisted Tattoo’ is said to be a nod to Orkney’s Norse ancestry. Any tattoo spelled correctly is a nod to Gateshead’s ancestry.

 

  • Call Off The Search! She’s Already Here!

Our friends at Berry Bros & Rudd have called off their search for a new CEO, and announced that Lizzy Rudd will continue to lead the company as executive chairman. Awesome news, best of luck one and all…

 

  • America Slows!

Trade rows have led to a slowing in exports of American Whiskey. It was all looking fine a few weeks ago! Hey ho…

 

  • FREE WHISKEY (tours)!

Visitors can now take tours of Buffalo Trace, Copper & Kings and Barton 1792 distilleries for free as part of a new joint programme. Nice touch…

 

  • Chabrachadabra!  (It’s worrying how much I enjoyed that… heehee…)

The Chabrach Trust have revealed plans for a new distillery and visitor experience in Moray….

 

  • New Small Batch Wolfburn…

Wolfburn Batch 375 will be with us soon folks! Happy days!

 

  • And Finally…

Seriously, I was on that London Tube at rush hour, and someone gets on with a Double Bass!

No wonder I charge for going there!

See you next week, folks!

Connas

[Thanks once more to Connas’ mate – Gateshead Lad, Leo Douglas – for our lovely cover image.]