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 50 tastings a year, a sell out, world-recognised festival, many private events and a growing membership base.
Amy Seton - Owner & 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 local whisky expert, has nearly 25 years in the drinks' trade. 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 Good - Events Assistant
Amy Good is new to the whisky world but is eager to learn. She has a history of bar work and would love to have a chat with you and hear your recommendations for her dram journey.
Amy G loves a whisky with a mixer, but is exciting to learn more about the wonderful world of whisky and all its intricacies. She now enjoys learning about distilleries and bottlers (new and old) and is excited to share her new-found knowledge with other whisky fans.
Amy G is already working on an exciting line up of events for the club in 2018 and beyond! Be sure to share a dram with her when you catch her at one of our events.
Victoria Osgood - Ambassador
After working for The Birmingham Whisky Club team for a two year stint as a Events & Marketing Manager, she is now an official club Ambassador. Don't expect her to be brandishing a tray of gold chocolates at the party, but do feel free to grill her on her latest dram finds! 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 loves exploring the local scene of bars, pubs and restaurants.
Vicky is a loves most styles of whisky, but don’t get her started on Japanese or Peated… You could be there all day.
Alice Welchman - Brand & Partnerships Manager
A confirmed city girl, Alice is always busy looking out for the city’s inventive oddities to support or collaborate with both at work and in her personal life.
Alice started out in the industry behind the bar and most recently opened a small independent restaurant as General Manager alongside restaurateur Chris James. Although new to this vast world of whisky (not the drinking part!) Alice is thrilled to have now joined the ever-expanding Whisky Clubs Group. She looks forward to not only a whole new journey and education into the culture and passion behind whisky but evolving Whisky Bristol.
Alice believes there is no cosier luxury than a than a dram on a crispy night and can’t wait to host Bristol’s quirkiest whisky tastings.