Gateshead Whisky News

The temperature has dropped Lounge Types! Why not cozy up with a dram of your choice and embrace the warmth of this week’s Whisky News, directly from Sunny Gateshead! Take it away Connas…


  • Glendronach in the Trad Arr!

Highland fans with a taste for peat are in for a treat, Glendronach have launched “Traditionally Peated”. Get amongst it!

  • Stout Hearted Wolves!

Californian whiskey brand “Wolves” have launched a new blend made from Stout and Pilsner beer-based distillates. Most intriguing…

  • Eye Eye, AI!

Diageo have launched a digital experience that uses artificial intelligence technology to analyse consumers’ flavour preferences and match them with their ideal single malt whisky. The future is here folks!

  • Rolling some Highballs!

The Langstane Liquor Company, which was co-founded by Mr Lyan Group’s Alex Lawrence, have created a blended malt designed specifically for mixing in Highballs.

  • Full Powerscourt 18!

Powerscourt Distillery now have a limited edition single malt whiskey in its range “Fercullen 18 Year Old”.

  • Mac’revamp!

Macallan have continued the rollout of its global boutique programme with the opening of its third iteration at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

  • Phoenix From The Flames!

Japanese brewing and distilling company, AIOI UNIBIO has re-started its distillation of whisky after more than 50 years! On the 70th anniversary of their first whisky distillation in 1949! Awesome news!

  • Dal-even-more!

To mark their 180thAnniversary, the folks at Dalmore have released just 3 snazzy looking decanters of 60 Year old single malt! Wow!

  • Walker Flying!

Diageo Global Travel have partnered with Changi Airport Group and DFS Group to launch the Johnnie Walker Gifting Studio in Singapore Changi Airport. And it’s looking impressive…

  • Irish On Top!

Irish Distillers are on a roll! Not only did they pick up “Whisky Producer of the Year” (among a ton of accolades for their various brands!) at this year’s IWSC Awards in London. Their Bow Street visitor was named Best Distillery Tour in the world for the second year running! Awesome effort – I’ve got to get to Ireland soon!

  • Sherry from Eden!

Eden Mill distillery have launched a new limited edition single malt whisky to mark St Andrew’s Day last week. And it’s been matured in a combination of Oloroso, Pedro Ximenez and American Bourbon. Nice…

  • Fifth Reserve!

Kingsbarns Distillery have released its 2019 Founders’ Reserve whisky to mark the company’s fifth anniversary.

  • Ever Expanding Cotswolds!

Cotswolds Distillery are hoping to raise £1 million to fund the expansion of its whisky making facilities! Best of luck folks!

  • Blinding Benromach!

The Benromach 15 has won the annual Whisky Exchange “Whisky of the Year blind tasting”. Well-deserved in my opinion!

  • And Finally…

To quote the late Spike Milligan…


“Things that go ‘bump’ in the night

Should not really give one a fright.

It’s the hole in each ear

That lets in the fear,

That, and the absence of light!”


And you can’t say fairer than that!


Thanks for popping in folks, see you back here next week!




Read last week’s Gateshead Whisky News if you missed it!