Dead Bottle Collective are extremely pleased to announce that we have been invited to run the ‘Bloggers Choice’ stand at this years Whisky Bristol Underground.
After graciously accepting this offer, we have managed to source a stellar line-up for festival-goers to sample, marvel at and fall in love with:
- We will have Scottish stalwarts, Glenfarclas’ legendary cask strength offering, 105, available to try – one dram every whisky drinker should be well acquainted with.
- Our next distillery is one you may not have tried before.
After sampling a measure or two of their Pinot Noir finished expression, we made sure to make contact with Hellyers Road Distillery, of Tasmania, who will have 3 of their brilliant drams on show, for you to try.
- Islay farm distillery, Kilchoman, have linked up with us in order to bring their Sanaig expression to the festival.
Matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, to offer a fantastic twist on the traditional Islay peated malt.
- To throw a true curve-ball at you, we will have 2 cask aged gins from Firkin Gins available to try, either neat, or with a splash of something else.
We will be announcing more brands in the coming days and weeks, as we continue to work to give the attendees of Whisky Bristol Underground the best drams possible.
See our Whisky Bristol Underground page for further information.
It’s 2am on a Sunday morning.
I have no idea how I got home.
My head’s pounding and there’s a strange buzzer ringing throughout the house.
What the hell happened?
Continue reading Midlands Whisky Festival @ Stourbridge Town Hall – 18.03.17
Now in it’s 5th year, WhiskyBirmingham, run by The Birmingham Whisky Club, is always going to be close to our hearts. As paid members of The Birmingham Whisky Club we’re big fans of Amy, Craig and Vicky and know they never disappoint.
Situated in Digbeth, a 10-15min walk from Birmingham New Street Station, The Bond is a fantastic venue with plenty of both outdoor and indoor space.
Upon entry we found 25+ exhibitors spread between 2 exhibition halls and an outdoor marquee, 2 food vendors situated in the courtyard with a covered outdoor seating area and a VIP room with some special drams and a seating area to take a break in.
As we walked in we were greeted by Amy, founder of the Birmingham Whisky Club, with a complimentary nosing glass, dream dram tokens and programme each.
We made a beeline for the coat racks before passing the VIP room and heading into the smaller exhibition hall.
Continue reading Whisky Birmingham @ The Bond, Digbeth – 04.03.17
With the current upswing in demand for Scotch whisky there have been a number of distilleries opening and re-opening as of late.
Here are the ones to watch out for in the coming year or so.
Continue reading Distilleries Firing Up in 2017 & 2018
2 long fucking months.
My final whisky event of 2016, a fantastic year-closer, Diageo’s Special Releases with the always jovial Colin Dunn had been on 8th December at theStudio in Birmingham.
The festive period had been good to me with a number of bottles passing through my hands, a trip up to Comry, Scotland and even a brief visit to Blair Athol Distillery.
But I was still champing at the bit to get going with 2017 in earnest.
Now it was a gloomy February night and it was threatening to piss it down.
I arrived into Quinton early and walked to Rob B’s before we shot over to collect Tom from the station.
Rob is a paid up member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) and had promised us a good night’s tasting.
I was in at the first mention but the intrigue of the coded dark green bottles and whimsical titles had gotten me in a right state.
We rocked up at about 7:30pm and were handed little A5 booklets detailing the night’s line-up and some tasting notes for each.
Nothing below 56%.
Shit me. Continue reading SMWS Cask Strength Evening @ Rob B’s – 10.02.17