On Saturday 2nd March The Birmingham Whisky Club will host the first Whisky Birmingham festival which will bring together major distilleries and brand owners such as Pernod Ricard and Morrison Bowmore. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to sample around one hundred whiskies from some of the whisky world’s most celebrated distillers, brand owners and bottlers during this special event. The festival will be held in the heart of Birmingham at The Bond in Digbeth.
Festival organiser and founder of the The Birmingham Whisky Club, Amy Seton, commented: “We are incredibly excited to be bringing the first ever large-scale whisky festival to Birmingham. The Birmingham Whisky Club was set up in 2011 and has gone from strength to strength – it’s clear that city residents love their whisky, which is why we thought it was the right time to stage something bigger. We’re hoping the festival will appeal not only to the seasoned whisky drinker, but to complete novices who would like to learn more about this historic drink”.
Amy is a big fan of Birmingham’s blossoming food and drink scene and the festival will be an opportunity for some of the independents to showcase themselves alongside an extensive and sometimes unusual choice of whiskies. Kings Heath’s Capeling & Co. cheesemonger will host a whisky and cheese pairing session with The Whisky Shop (from The Great Western Arcade). Cigar retailers Hollingsworth (also from The Great Western Arcade) and Hunters & Frankau will team up for a cigar and whisky tasting. Birmingham’s Soul Food Project will cater the event with their signature Deep South cuisine. Finally guests will be invited to select their ‘dream dram’ at the end of the day and enjoy some final drinks in the after-hours speakeasy, hosted by Glenfiddich and local whisky bar The Victoria.
Tickets for Whisky Birmingham are on sale now and cost £25 for entry into the main festival. They can be purchased at http://www.whiskybirmingham.co.uk, which also contains the full festival line-up and schedule. For the chance to win tickets to the festival you can visit their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TheBirminghamWhiskyClub.
[Note some material has been sourced from press release.]