Friday is here once more Loungers! And Connas is currently overcoming his “Not On Islay Blues….” By distracting himself with this week’s news! Take it away fella….


  • On Trade Protection…

The UK government have introduced new legislation to help businesses, such as bars and restaurants, from “aggressive” debt recovery and to stop them from going bankrupt due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Hopefully this will go some way to ensuring the industry bounces back…


  • Waterford With-us!

Mark Reynier’s Waterford Distillery revealed their first, and long awaited, commercial Irish whiskey series – Single Farm Origin. Cannot wait to get amongst these!


  • Take Dad to Glengoyne!

Glengoyne have announced special virtual tours and tastings for Father’s Day. Go-on, treat the old man…


  • The Import’ance of being Irish!

Irish distillers have picked up “Importer of the Year” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Excellent work!


  • Bladnoch On-line!

You can now by Bladnoch Direct and on-line folks! And they’ve laid on some Limited Editions to celebrate! Nice…


  • Port Ellen Untold…

Diageo have unveiled the second limited edition whisky in the Port Ellen Untold Stories series – Port Ellen 40 Years Old. AND I REALLY WANT TO TRY IT!


  • Crabbie 25!

Halewood Wines & Spirits have released 247 bottles of Crabbie 1994 Island Single Malt whisky! Interesting…


  • No Port in a Storm…

Diageo have failed in their attempt to Trademark the “Port Ruighe” name for their Talisker brand. Never mind…


  • Bourbon Bottling In Bardstown!

Looks like the team at Bardstown will have their own Bottling Facility very soon! Good stuff…


  • Closing out Feis 2020 in Style!

As you’ve no-doubt established, we’d usually be On Islay celebrating Feis Ile right now. The Team at Ardbeg are closing out this year’s on-line festival all over their social media tomorrow (Saturday 30th May). It’s the closest thing you’ll get to being there!


  • Glenkinchie Buzzing!

Honey will soon be on the menu at Glenkinchie folks! They’ve just installed some Bee Hives!


  • A Trace of Brilliance!

Buffalo Trace has been named Distillery of The Year at the International Spirits Competition. Nice…


  • And Finally…

Someone has had their Whisky Collection stolen. This annoys me very much, if you know anything, do the right thing…

That’s all for this week folks!

I will see you next week, where I will not be suffering  my -now traditional- Cambeltown and Islay Comedown!

Happy Days!
Connas