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5,000 Bottles Over 5 Years. The Birmingham Whisky Club Celebrates Its 5th Birthday.

Press Release   •   Oct 11, 2016 17:24 BST

Since 2011 the club has built up a loyal following of 1000's of whisky lovers, drank through

5,000 bottles of whisky over 200 different events, worked with over 70 different brands and

tried products from 10+ different counties. Now, The Birmingham Whisky Club celebrates 5

years of bringing whisky to Birmingham in the best way it can… With 5 new unique events.

On November 3rd, the club will be hosting a very special tasting to start the festivities. They

will be working with The Electric Cinema (the UK’s oldest working cinema) and independent

bottlers Douglas Laing for a ‘drink-along’ screening of Ken Loach’s ‘The Angel’s Share’.

Throughout the celebrations, events will be held with Chivas (a collaboration tasting themed

on the history of whisky blending and bespoke tailoring at Clements & Church), whisky

legends such as Highland Park and Glenfiddich and finishing with their 5th annual ‘PeatFreaks’ tasting

at The Wellington.

Amy Seton (owner of The Birmingham Whisky Club) had this to say, “I started the club 5

years ago to share my love of the ‘Water Of Life’ with the people of Birmingham. Since our

very first tasting in December 2011, we have seen over 4,500 people at our events, tasted

whisk(e)y from over 10 different countries and drank our way through around 5,000 bottles.

We have worked with dozens of fantastic brands and great independent venues and shared

some knowledge on the way.”

October has also seen the release of tickets for the club’s much-loved flagship event…

Whisky Birmingham. The festival (now in it’s fourth year) will be held on Saturday March 4th

2017 at the beautiful canal-side location of The Bond in Digbeth. As well as a chance to try

hundreds of different kinds of whisk(e)y, guests can enjoy delicious local streetfood, live

entertainment and innovative masterclasses throughout the day.

Notes to editors

For information about The Birmingham Whisky Club please visit or email

About The Birmingham Whisky Club

The Birmingham Whisky Club is Birmingham’s only dedicated whisky tasting events company. We

offer a diverse range of tutored tastings and whisky-themed events in and around Birmingham,

including themed and rare whisky night's, events with distilleries, whisky and food matching, and

private and corporate events. We welcome everyone, from complete beginners to the more hardened

whisky buff.

Visit our webpage or find us on Facebook.