It’s Friday, folks! And Connas is here to help you celebrate with a hearty serving of whisky news! Enjoy responsibly…

  • Land, Sea, Air… And Macallan

If any of you happen to be members of their Masters Club, Macallan are offering an exclusive, whiskey-themed journey aboard private jets and yachts from New York to Miami. For the tiny price of £36,200…

  • Cuppa’, Anyone?

The sixth release of the Glengoyne Teapot Dram series was released last week! Matured in first fill Oloroso sherry casks, the new edition has been bottled at cask strength and is limited to 2,772 bottles…

  • Moray’s On Fire!

Glen Moray have released a new ten year old single malt. Glen Moray Fire Oak is matured in ex-bourbon casks and finished in freshly charred virgin casks of the type traditionally used to mature bourbon. Interesting…

  • London Rye!

East London Liquor Company (ELLC) has launched its first rye – which is also the first London-distilled whisky available in more than 100 years. It’s been matured in three different cask styles: first in 30-litre and 60-litre new French oak with varying char levels, followed by two years in ex-Bourbon before being finished for one month in a PX cask.

  • 10k Up For Teeling…

Fresh from bottling the first Dublin Whisky in an age, Teeling have now announced that they have just filled their 10,000th cask, awesome work…

  • Tracing 25!

Buffalo Trace have bottled a 25-year-old bourbon for the latest release in their Old Fashioned Copper (OFC) Vintage Whiskey series. And it’ll only set you back £2,000. Go on, there’s probably an annual tradition that says you should treat yourself soon…

  • House Of Walker?

Diageo are currently in talks to buy the closed House Of Fraser shop on Princes Street in Edinburgh with a view to using it as a home for their ‘Johnnie Walker Experience‘…

  • Chillin’ with Dylan…

Following the release of Heaven’s Door Whiskey, Bob Dylan popped into see Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show for a dram… As you do…

  • Two Pot Break For Dingle!

Dingle Distillery have released their second single pot still Irish whiskey. Aged in a combination of Bourbon casks (70%), Oloroso Sherry casks (15%) and PX Sherry casks (15%). Only 2,900 bottles have been released with an RRP of £80.

  • Black Friday Gone In A Flash!

The Whisky Exchange’s annual Black Friday bottling sold out in 70 mins! It went on sale at 6am, so it had disappeared well before 0800! Hence I missed it…

  • Blackwater, Key To The Door!

Waterford’s Blackwater Distillery have started Irish whiskey distillation, becoming the 21st operational distillery in Ireland. It seems like only two minutes ago when there were only three! Awesome news…

  • Woodford, Complying With The Feds…

A new Woodford Reserve ‘Bottled in Bond’ has been created in accordance with the 1897 act  – which requires whiskey to be produced by one distillery within a six-month ‘season’ and be aged for at least four years in a federally bonded warehouse at 100 proof (50% abv). I like this idea…

  • Yorkshire Quadruple!

Spirit of Yorkshire have launched their fourth and final ‘maturing malt’ ahead of the release of its English single malt whisky next year. To mark the occasion, our pal Joe Clark got a huge picture of his dial on the Scarborough news website…. Well done to all involved, the last three have been great!

  • Still There!

An archaeological dig at Lindores Abbey has unearthed what seems to be evidence of the oldest whisky still in Scotland, from the 16th Century! Wowzer!

  • Barley Research!

Plans to develop a £62 million global centre for barley research in Scotland have been given the go-ahead…

  • Cutty Sark Sets Sale For France!

Edrington have sold historic blended Scotch whisky brand Cutty Sark to French drinks group La Martiniquaise-Bardinet for an undisclosed sum…

  • And Finally…

Get off the couch and go to the pub, people!

That’s your lot for this week, Loungers! Keep on keeping on, people!

See you next week!

Connas