The fabulous people at The Birmingham Whisky Club have taken over a space next to the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, and converted it into a gorgeous new whisky bar; the first bar in Birmingham dedicated to whisky. I went along on Burns Night for a cheeky nose (and a wee dram or two).
It’s a much bigger space than I expected, with plenty of seating, and a back bar groaning with treats. I’ve heard whisper of up to 300 different whiskies being stocked, as well as a selection of other drinks connected to the whisky world. If you’re not much of a whisky drinker, but have whisky mad friends, you can still join them here, and try barrel-aged gins, gins made in whisky distilleries, ports, sherries, cognacs, wines, and whisky-finished beers.
The new bar will be playing host to Whisky Club events and tasting sessions, but will be open to the general public too. Looking for something a little different? Order a story! A selection of tasting flights have been created, complete with an accompanying story, from a beginner’s guide, to a journey through Japanese whisky.
If you’re already a whisky aficionado, with the huge range here, there’s sure to be something new you haven’t tried. If you’re new to whisky, I’ve always found Amy and her team to be friendly, knowledgable and helpful, and they’d be delighted to start you on your whisky journey.
The bar opens to the public in mid February, so keep an eye out!
I was invited to the Burns Preview Night, and got a free dram just for being there, nice people that they are. I was not asked to blog. All words, opinions and images are my own.