We are a unique whisky-themed events and membership company in the heart of the country.
Started by Amy and Craig in December 2011 with a mission to bring whisky and whiskey to Birmingham. The Club has grown over the years and now hosts over 40 tastings a year, a sell out festival, many private events and a growing membership base.
Amy Seton - Co-founder
Amy set up The Birmingham Whisky Club in late 2011 after trying to find tasting events to attend in Birmingham to expand her own knowledge of whisky. The Birmingham Whisky Club was born out of her own love of this historic drink and desire to learn more about it. Being a passionate Birmingham girl, she has been excitedly watching the independent food and drink scene in the city blossom in recent years and this is her way of adding to Birmingham's vibrant culinary community - organising something she knows local people will enjoy and appreciate.
Amy always thinks whisky is best appreciated in warm informality, so the Club works with a number of city centre bars to host each event they run.
Craig Mills - Co-founder
Craig, a whisky expert and current manager of The Whisky Shop in Birmingham, has nearly 20 years in the drinks' trade managing Oddbins wine merchants in Birmingham, Manchester and London and also two years working for The Direct Wines Group. He has gained over 20 years' of personal whisky appreciation and an ever growing love of all things Ardbeg! He cites it as his favourite distillery, with Uigeadail as his favourite whisky. Saying of Ardbeg: "It is quite simply a rollercoaster of aromas and flavours with an epic finish that seems to evolve with every sip." High praise indeed from an expert!
Craig has previously run wine and champagne tasting nights, and now focuses his expertise exclusively on whisky tastings. He has been conducting these for over 10 years for both private and corporate groups.
Amy says, "I am delighted to be working with Craig, being able to tap into his expertise to deliver these exciting events."
Victoria Osgood - Events & Marketing Manager
Vicky joined The Birmingham Whisky Club team in 2015 after a two year stint as a Community Manager for a worldwide brand. Her love of whisky started when she first shared a dram with her Dad, but her knowledge and passion for uisce beatha has grown ever since. As well as whisky, Vicky is an adopted Brummie (having been here since 2003) and she loves the local scene of bars, pubs and restaurants, especially in her own corner of the City… The Jewellery Quarter.
Vicky is a loves most styles of whisky, but don’t get her started on Japanese or Peated… You could be there all day.