Hello Braw Spirit readers! Here’s the whisky news we’ve been reading this week.

2014 – Week 11

Blue Horseshoe loves Scotch Whisky. Private Equity firms Lion Capital and TPG Capital Management are among the interested parties bidding for Whyte & Mackay.

Blenders assembly. The Scotch Whisky Experience hosts the International Spirits Challenge in May.

Whisky Sours. Adelaide’s Southern Coast Distilling Pty ends up in the Supreme Court after owner disputes over money, stock and shares.

Italian whisky acquisition. Campari buys Canadian Whisky maker Forty Creek Distillery for $170 million.

Edinburgh’s newest DistilleryPickering’s Gin gets ready for its official launch.

Buffalo vs Bison – Sazerac files lawsuit against Crosby Lake Spirits Company for its confusingly similar Canadian Whisky.

Producers being left behind? – The Scotsman comments that with all of the hype around Scotish luxury products such as whisky, is enough being done to reward the producers at the bottom of the chain.

BrewDog gets into the spirits game – they’ve already produced the terrifying WattDickie, but the Telegraph reports that plans are a afoot for a hop-infused spirit and that the stills are on order.

That’s Wanaka – New distillery planned in New Zealand’s Cardrona Valley.

The Stramash is back! Edinburgh’s Whisky Stramash returns to the Surgeon’s Hall in May.

Flavoured Scotch not a short-term fad, says producer of Flavoured Scotch.

Premiums Grains. William Grant & Sons launches two new single grain whiskies; 30 Year Old and Patent Still #5974.

Ocean-aged Bourbon? Jefferson’s Bourbon is sending their barrels out to sea – the higher temperatures and movement help to age the spirit faster.

Barrel craft. A 3 metre set of barrel oak headphones are created for Bushmills Live 2014.

Have a great weekend and St Patty’s Patrick’s Day when it comes.

(Featured image: Whisky Intelligence)

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