It’s long weekend time Loungers! So, you don’t necessarily have to read this week’s Whisky News as quickly as you usually would! Here’s Connas…

  • Bruichladdich Bonnanza!

The ‘Laddie team have announced their plans for this year’s on-line Feis! A celebration of 20 years since the distillery’s reopening and 10 years of The Botanist Gin. Including a Masterclass Kit of 6 x 30ml blind samples, sold via ballot process which is live now and closes on the 3rd May at 12pm BST. And an official festival bottling will go live on the 30th of May limited to 3,000 bottles. Alongside a Single Cask unpeated Bruichladdich, also be available via ballot. And much more! Party. TIME!

  • Lomond 45!

Loch Lomond have released a 45-year-old as the first expression in its new Remarkable Stills Series. Looks Awesome!

  • Tamdhu SOS!

Keep a ready eye on the Tamdhu shop at 2000 tonight (Friday 30th April) if you want to land one of their two Spirit of Speyside exclusive bottlings – Dalbeallie Dram 004 and Tamdhu Club Single Cask. Righteous!

  • Benriach Opening!

Benriach are gearing up to welcome visitors through the doors of its first ever official visitor centre on May 21st following the completion of a six-figure investment project. Wallop!

  • Glenallachie Wine Finishes!

Glenallachie have revealed their first ever small batch Wine Cask Series. Most engaging!

  • Clynelish Awakens!

Not only has Clynelish Distillery re-opened to the public, but they have a brand-new bottling for us! Exciting times!

  • On the Trail Again!

More good news for tourists! The Malt Whisky Trail celebrated the welcome return of whisky lovers from across the UK on the 26th April! Happy Days!

  • Heart of the Cotswolds!

The Cotswolds Distillery have announced the launch of their second Heart and Crafts bottling. A Pineau de Charentes Cask (55.2% ABV) single malt, matured in Pineau white grape fortified wine casks. Interesting…

  • Dram and a Beer?

Irish Distillers have created their second beer barrel-finished Jameson Crested whiskey with Eight Degrees Brewing. Nice…

  • Green Suntory!

Beam Suntory are investing more than US$1 billion in green and social issues as part of its long-term Proof Positive initiative. Great stuff…

  • From Glasgow too…?

Glasgow Whisky are planning to build their first Scotch distillery after acquiring the Tromie Mills Distillery in Speyside. Very cool…

  • Le Tomatin!

Tomatin has announced the launch of a four-part limited releases series – The French Collection. The collection is said to showcase exceptional whiskies exhibiting the unique influence imparted by different French wine and spirit casks.

  • Welsh Wind Whisky!

Welsh Wind Distillery has received planning approval for a multi-million-pound expansion, which will support the development of grain-to-glass Welsh whisky.

  • McGregor Sells out!

Conor McGregor will continue to promote Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey after the brand was sold to Jose Cuervo owner Becle in a deal worth up to US$600 million.

  • And Finally…

I’ve still not seen a full episode of “Friends”.

Which means – I win!

That’s your lot for this week people, see you next week for more whisky news!