Friday has arrived once more Lounge Types! That can only mean one thing, its time for your weekly whisky news update from Gateshead’s answer to Huw Edwards, take it away Connas…

  • G and M Celebrate!

Gordon & MacPhail are releasing four single malts to mark its 125th anniversary this year, including a 47-year-old whisky from Coleburn Distillery. WOW!


  • Long Strides from Dr Nick!

Our long-time friend and Telecaster wielding legend Dr Nick Morgan has completed the long-awaited volume “Johnnie Walker: A Long Stride”. And it’s available for pre-order now! I’ve been looking forward to this for ages!


  • Tamdhu Five!

Tamdhu have announced the latest addition to its Batch Strength series – Batch Strength No.005. It is bottled, un-chillfiltered at 59.8% ABV. Impressive…..


  • Blantons Limited Edition!

Buffalo Trace have announced a limited release of Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel. This will fly.


  • New Laga’ Manager!

Pierrick Guillaume has been named as the new manager at Lagavulin Distillery, making the short trip down from Caol Ila! Congratulations Sir!


  • Subscription Master!

Our buddies at Master of Malt have launched Pour & Sip, a new monthly subscription service for whisky fans. Sounds like fun…


  • Swedish Forrest

Mackmyra have launched a limited-edition expression inspired by the forests that surround the distillery. Nice…


  • Irish Support

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland are calling for the government to introduce an immediate hospitality support package and a reduction in excise tax to support the recovery of the country’s pubs and bars. And rightly so…


  • Grow Your Own!

Global bartender platform ‘Jameson Hosts’ are bringing to life their global ‘Grow Your Own Cocktail’ web series with new videos and cocktail inspiration from around the world. Bartenders are being encouraged to join the global movement and combine local resources and ingredients with Jameson for the chance to win a cash prize. Good on them!


  • A Treaty to Day Drink…

Texas-based Treaty Oak Distilling has announced the launch of its newest bourbon, The Day Drinker Texas Bourbon…


  • PJ Winners!

India’s Paul John have picked up a load of international accolades, check THIS out. Awesome work…


  • UK Gets the Power…

Ireland’s Powerscourt Distillery have agreed a distribution deal with Sip & Savour to launch its Fercullen Irish whiskey range in the UK. Exciting Times…


  • Rebel Yell Cognac!

Lux Row Distillers have announced the launch of its second limited-edition Rebel Yell cask finish release, which will be available exclusively in the UK and select European markets.


  • Isle of Man have Their Man!

Isle of Man-based Fynoderee Distillery have named Berle Figgins Jnr as master distiller and distillery manager to help develop the site’s inaugural whisky. Best of luck to all!


  • Port on the Lake…

The Lakes Distillery has released a single malt matured in Port casks as the first expression in its new Whiskymaker’s Editions range. Interesting…


  • Winter from Jura…

Jura have released a Sherry cask-finished whisky as the second expression in its Cask Editions series.


  • Forman Drop…

Brown-Forman saw its first quarter net sales fall 2% in fiscal 2021 due to the impact of Covid-19 on its emerging markets and travel retail.


  • And Finally…

Why are we allowed to see in to the Washing Machine, and not the Dish Washer?

Seems odd…

Thats your lot for this week folks, see you back here in seven days for more!

Connas