It’s Whisky News time again, Dram Fans! Here’s Connas with your weekly fill of whisky industry happenings!

  • Busy Times at Raasay!

Not only have the good folks at Raasay secured a distributor in the USA. You can now purchase your very own cask of Raasay Single Malt! (And if any of you get one, I wouldn’t mind reviewing some! *hint hint*)

  • Scotch, On At The Flicks!

8th of March marks the release of the brand new feature documentary ‘Scotch: The Golden Dram’. It looks the part!

  • Brexit…

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes says Brexit will have no material impact on the company.

Brexit has caused job losses at Oddbins.

Spirits exports to the US will be protected after Brexit.

That’s all that cleared up, then!

  • Royal Charity

The 1988 cask of 30-year-old single malt Scotch whisky gifted to Prince Charles by Royal Lochnagar distillery has so far raised £225,400 for charity. But they’re not done yet!

Bottle number 1 is up for auction, so that total is likely to be added to significantly…

  • Bourbon, In…

US whiskey imports to the UK have doubled in 10 years! Wowzer…

  • In The Cold, Augmented South Pole…

Whyte & Mackay has partnered with music app Shazam to launch an augmented reality experience for its Shackleton blend, which aims to transport whisky fans into a 3D Antarctic experience that replicates Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to the South Pole. Wrap up warm!

  • 20 Year SOS!

The Spirit of Speyside Festival have announced the line-up for their 20th anniversary. And it looks awesome!

  • Out Of And Into Eden!

Eden Mill distillery have bought out their namesake brewery south of the border. Makes sense I suppose!

  • Sherried Bourbon. Hmmmmmm…

Angel’s Envy have unveiled their first new expression in six years – a limited edition Bourbon finished in oloroso Sherry casks. Intriguing…

  • Glengoyne Legacy

Glengoyne have released the first expression in a new annual range, The Glengoyne Legacy Series. It’s their first global release in two years and will be available from 18.02.19. Happy days…

  • Campbeltown Shenanigans Afoot…

The timetable for this year’s Campbeltown Malts Festival is with us, and events are selling out fast! I can’t bloody wait!

  • Oldest Ever Littlemill!

The Loch Lomond group have released the oldest ever Littlemill. 40 years old no less!

I’m 40. Just saying.

  • Crying Out For Cognac

Walsh Whiskey Distillery have added to their Writers’ Tears range with the launch of a Cognac cask-finished expression. Nice…

  • Douglas Laing Unleash The Elements!

Douglas Laing has unveiled a new limited edition Scotch whisky series, called Old Particular Elements Single Casks, inspired by fire, air, earth and water. The first release, Fire, is a 54.3% abv, Craigellachie 12 Year old…

  • OctoMORE, This Could Get Heavy…

Our buddies at Bruichladdich are teasing a new range of Octomores… Stay calm peat freaks, all good things to those who wait…

  • And Finally…

Well, £2 won’t buy you love either, Paul… If only…

That’s your whack for this week folks! See you on the flip-side!

Connas