Cooper King Distillery Founders’ Club

THE FOUNDERS’ CLUB IS OUR COMMUNITY OF ADVENTUROUS PEOPLE WHO HUNGER FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT. Become a part of the Cooper King story and help found England’s most exciting new distillery by joining the Club. Spaces are limited. Join now for exclusive rewards: Exceptional hand-made small-batch spirit. Collectable Inaugural Release whisky from cask number…

Unlocking the Cipher

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me. This sample was bought from The Exclusive Dram – a company whose aim is “to allow anyone the chance to sample some of the most unique and expensive whiskys without breaking the bank!” Advertised…

Highland Park Vertical Tasting

Last year I had the pleasure of attending An Evening with Highland Park run by The Birmingham Whisky Club. This year however I wanted to take the vertical tasting a step further. Thanks to some birthday money and a sample set I was able to make this a reality. So here’s my vertical tasting of…

Whisky Galore

“The ultimate Malt Whisky Tour, a must for every malt whisky enthusiast.” If you’re reading my blog there’s a good chance you’ve been to a distillery or two already and if not you’re no doubt planning a visit. But why limited yourself to just seeing one or two distilleries when you could have a guided tour…

Glen Moray – 120th Anniversary Year

Until last year I’d not heard of Glen Moray distillery and when I did learn of them it seemed like they were new kids on the block producing a range of low cost NAS expressions. Well it turns out they’ve been around for 120 years, who knew! 😉 120 years of single malt whisky making history…

International Scotch Day

Today (Friday 10th February 2017) is the first ever International Scotch Day! What’s that, you’ve never heard of it before? Well until about a week ago neither had I! So what’s it all about (other than Scotch obviously)? International Scotch Day is a Diageo initiative to promote Scotch. Yes that’s right, Diageo are running it….

All Night Blender

So you love whisk(e)y and you’re looking for a new dram to buy -it’s got to be a single malt though right? Well don’t be too hasty! Just because you’ve been brought up to know single malt is best doesn’t mean it’s necessarily true! Roughly 90% of all Scotch whisky sold around the world is in…

After Burns

So Burns Night is over for another year, what now?

Stereotypes & Whisky?

It’s odd the things you think about at 1:30am isn’t it? The other night I was lying awake thinking about the different styles of whisky you get from Britain and USA and the stereotypes of the people from those countries. Then I started to connect some dots…

5 Years of Dramming

The Birmingham Whisky Club celebrates five years of dram fine drinking ● 5 sell out whisky festivals ● 265 whisky tasting events ● 5,247 bottles sampled ● 6,252 satisfied whisky fans

Running a Whisky Tasting

If you’re reading my blog then there’s a good chance you’ve already attended a whisky tasting or two, and if not I would highly recommend it. If you have attended a whisky tasting though have you ever wondered how much work has gone into setting it up? After running a very small scale tasting myself…

Top 3 Whiskies…

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.