The Birmingham Whisky Club celebrated its 10th anniversary in December with a special members-only event.
Founded in 2011 to grow the whisky scene in the city, the Club has grown over the years to incorporate a year-round schedule of brand-led tastings that were originally held throughout the city, ‘Whisky Birmingham’ an annual globally-renowned, sell-out whisky festival, and in 2018 opened the doors of Grain & Glass – Birmingham’s first whisky bar, to give the Club a proper home and to allow even more people to enjoy and discover whisky.
The company, owned by Amy Seton, helped to change the face of the city at a time when the city’s hospitality scene was very different to now. Amy, a then events and marketing professional, wanted to organise events that would bring exciting brands into the city for creative tasting events, who were then bypassing us in favour of places like Bristol, Leeds and Manchester.
Ten years ago the city was a very different place and whisky brands would actively bypass us in favour of other cities. I have always been a passionate advocate of Birmingham and wanted to be part of the change that was starting to happen. I’m really proud that what was started all those years ago has contributed to Birmingham’s changing face, and how active and popular the Club remains after all these years.
The Birmingham Whisky Club has an active membership with discounts, special events and whiskies available at Grain & Glass in the JQ. None-members are welcome at the bar as well. For information please visit: https://grainandglass.co/tbwc-membership/