“Calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand-new beat? Summers here, its Friday night, and we like our whisky news…


Here’s Connas with this week’s update folks!

  • Doug Rocks the Islands!

Douglas Laing & Co, have announced the launch of a new sherry edition bottling, from their Rock Island blended malt Scotch whisky range. Rock on!

  • Teeling 30+!

Dublin’s Teeling Distillery has released the oldest whiskey in its limited release Vintage Reserve Collection – Teeling 37-Year-Old Single Malt. Wow”

  • Wolves travel together!

The good folks from Wolfburn have a nice little deal going if you buy both their Mey Highland Games and Summer Edition Bottlings. Love a good deal, me…

  • Dramming for Yorkshire!

Our buddies at Spirit of Yorkshire launched a single malt whisky to celebrate Yorkshire Day on 1 August! There are only 1500 bottles and you can only get one from the distillery……..

  • Dunville’s PX!

Echlinville Distillery have announced the launch of their second limited-edition Dunville’s PX Cask Strength release. Interesting…

  • Charity Auction Stuff

Excellent outcome from William Grants charity auction. £100409 raised!

  • Auction Stuff

Bonhams’ latest auction will be headlined by the Yamazaki 55-Year-Old, which has an estimate of £57,000.


A rare bottle salvaged from the SS Politician that ran aground off the shores of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides in 1941 is up for grabs at The Grand Whisky Auction…. Cool…

  • DiageOH OH OH!

Busy times at Diageo folks!

First up, CEO Ivan Menezes is hopeful that tariffs will be de-escalated….

Secondly, the coviod crisis has led to a profit decline of 47% in 2020…

And, sadly, Unite Scotland has hit out at Diageo’s move to withhold shares from their workers.

  • Lomond Face Lift!

Loch Lomond have unveiled a new brand design! Snazzy…

  • What’s with this blending, Lark!?

Lark Distilling have released their first blended malt whisky, “Symphony No.1.”

  • JJ laying down some rhymes…

Jameson have teamed up with American rapper Bas to mentor two emerging musicians as part of a new campaign….

  • Mist over Sazerac

Brown-Forman have completed the sale of their Early Times, Canadian Mist and Collingwood whiskies to Sazerac for an undisclosed sum….

  • Charity, by the sea…

Talisker have launched a campaign of support for The Fishermen’s Mission by partnering with Scottish seafood provider Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd, to offer a new at home whisky and oyster pairing experience. Good on them…

  • From near and Far(oe)

A new whisky is on its way to the market. Probably the first in the world to be community funded using crypto currency. And it’s from the Faroe Islands!

  • Rogues Gather!

They didn’t say much at the time. But the team at Compas Box have hit us with a ton of info on their 20th anniversary bottling “Rogues Banquet”. And as ever, it looks awesome….

  • The names 007 Bond…. Or is it Number 1 Vaults?

Bowmore and Aston Martin have created a £50,000 whisky together, called Black Bowmore DB5 1964. Enough Said.

  • A dram who’s intentions are good!

375 Park Avenue Spirits, a division of the Sazerac Company, has announced a national partnership with Misunderstood Whiskey, as the brand expands distribution…..

  • And finally…

The eagle eyed among you may have noticed a Martha Reeves and The Vandellas reference earlier. Martha herself was not intended to sing on “Dancing in the Street”. However, when union officials visited Motown unexpectedly, she volunteered to stand in as studio singer to ensure that the company would not be fined. The rules at the time stated that vocal and instrument tracks be cut simultaneously.

The rest, Loungers. Is history!

See you back here in 7 days folks!