“It’s the 8th of May, the 8th of May!” also known as Motorhead appreciation day, apparently! Why not crank up a Marshall Stack, strap on a Rickenbacker Bass, and grow some facial hair people! There’s no sleep ‘til Hammersmith! Oh, and here’s Connas with this week’s whisky news…

  • Foundation Fund…

Evan Williams have launched American-Made Heroes Foundation Fund for 2020. Funds will go to support nonprofit organizations that serve the veteran community negatively impacted by COVID-19. Good on them.

  • New Balvenie!

Balvenie have expanded their Stories range with a new 19-year-old “The Edge of Burnhead Wood”. Nice…

  • Scotia Fest!

In lieu of being able to visit Campbeltown for their annual Festival Glen Scotia have lined up a plethora of online experiences to keep you entertained! 

  • Chivas Brothers in arms!

The folks at Chivas have not only upped the sanitiser production. They’ve also re-vamped their fleet of vehicles to facilitate contact free delivery…

  • Cuervo vs McGregor!

Jose Cuervo have upped their stake in Eire Born Spirits, the company behind Conor McGregor’s Proper No. 12. Interesting….(he still wouldn’t last 2 minutes on Gateshead High Street).

  • Auction Stuff…

Bonhams have a ton of Japanese offerings at their next sale in Hong Kong. Nice…

  • Brown Forman – doing it for themselves!

As of 1st May Brown Forman (Owners of Gelndronach, Glenglassaugh and BenRiach among others) have been looking after their own distribution in the UK! Good on them!

  • Keep the Faith!

Our buddies at The Lakes Distillery have a nice little comp going, you can win a bottle of “Faith” from their Quartrefoil Collection….

  • ‘lachie in the USA!

The good folks from Glenallachie are increasing their presence across the pond! Best of luck to them!

  • New Kavalan Incoming!

Kavalan have created a second entry-level whisky as part of its Distillery Select Series. “Distillery Select No. 2” will be with us soon… Happy Days!

  • Tamdhu Treble!

Tamdhu has launched Dalbeallie Dram 003, which would have been released at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival as a distillery-exclusive bottling, available HERE only!

  • A nod to E.H. Taylor Jr.

Buffalo Trace have released E.H. Taylor Jr. 18-Year-Old as a homage to the distillery’s former owner. Excellent work…

  • Templeton 2020!

Templeton Rye have given us details of the 2020 version of its Barrel Strength straight rye whiskey, the third limited edition release in the series. Exciting times!

  • Beam Building…

Beam Suntory are ramping up their efforts to support everyone during the pandemic. Check this out!

  • And finally…

Who would win in a fight between 1 Horse Size Duck and 100 Duck Size Horses?


Thanks for popping in everyone and remember to keep an eye on our social media for all of the fun and frolics coming your way soon!


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