Despite the best efforts of the lovely folks up at Campbeltown and on Islay, Connas has returned in relatively good working order (for him anyway). And he’s just in time [‘just the 13 hours late’, you mean – Ed.] to furnish you with this week’s Whisky News from Bimber to Chichibu…

 

  • Sexibu? Fishibu!

London restaurant Sexy Fish and our buddies from Speciality Drinks have worked together on an own-label bottling of Chichibu whisky from Japan. Can’t see that lasting long…

 

  • Bimber in the Timber!

To celebrate the upcoming release of their inaugural single malt whisky, London distillery Bimber have launched their Founders’ Club and cask purchase programme. Sweet…

 

  • Deeside On The March!

Deeside Distillery are selling off 88% of all the whisky they have made and are shifting to a new site! Wowzer…

 

  • What An Estate-A To Make-A!

Macallan have a new single malt, which contains ‘rare’ spirit made with barley from the brand’s Easter Elchies estate. Oooooh….

 

  • Don’t Worry, It’s Whisky That’s Being Launched…

North Korea has revealed its own brand of whisky called Samilpo and plans to launch it at the end of this year…

 

  • Getting Comfy with Wemyss

The next release from the Wemyss Malts Cask Club is ‘An Antique Armchair’ a 1987 vintage, 31-year-old Bunnahabhain matured exclusively in an ex-Sherry Butt. I might have had this, it may well be very good…

 

  • Raasay Options

Isle of Raasay distillery is collaborating on the industry’s first ‘Casksharing’ platform with Craft Whisky Club. Interesting…

 

  • Future For Blackened

Blackened American whiskey, which was co-created by rock band Metallica and the late Dave Pickerell, have appointed Rob Dietrich as master distiller.

 

  • Bartender Behind The Compass!

Compass Box have released The Circle, a limited-edition blended malt, created by the winner of the brand’s bartender programme The Circle. Nice idea…

 

  • Rock Hits Nine!

Our good pals over at Rock Town Distillery are having a bit of a do for their 9th Birthday! Have a great time peeps, hope to see you soon!

 

  • And Finally

Just assume I did the same ‘And Finally’ from 1st March

[And in case you can’t be bothered, the gist is “Thank You Everyone. You are the fucking best.” – Ed.]

I’m a Lucky Lad!

See you in seven for more!

Cheers

Connas

[ Cover Image courtesy of Connas’ mate – Gateshead Lad, Leo Douglas]