Happy New Year, Lounge Types! And a prosperous 2019 to you all! Why not start the way you mean to go on with another fresh installment of Whisky News from Gateshead’s own Connas..

  • Elixay!

Elixir Distillers has moved a step closer to building a new Scotch whisky distillery on Islay after submitting a planning application. Exciting times!

  • X-Rated Abhainn Dearg…

Lewis’s first legal distillery for almost two centuries, Abhainn Dearg, have released their first ever 10 year old whisky! Well Done, Everyone!

  • Glenkinchie Revamp!

A multi-million pound bid to transform the visitor experience at Glenkinchie distillery has been unveiled. And it’s looking gooooooood…

  • Royal Charity…

The ballot for the opportunity to purchase a 30 year old single cask Royal Lochnagar donated by Prince Charles is under way. All proceeds go to the Princes Foundation…

  • US Shut Down…

Politicians across the pond have forced the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to stop operating… Bless them…

  • And Finally…

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the festive period, it’s that popular “musician” Flo Rida, is from Florida. What are the chances of that!? [You’re fired for making me aware that Flo Rida and his ‘Beamz’ exist – Ed.]

That’s all for this week folks, see you next week for more!

Cheers

Connas