I came across information on The Hard To Find Whiskey shop in Birmingham’s Jewellery quarter via Twitter and a fabulous piece in the Birmingham Post by Mary Griffin.
I’m a big whisky fan and single malts always go down well with me.
Birmingham has a few places that you can buy whiskey by the bottle, the Whiskey shop in the Great Western Arcade is the pick of them and the most reliable for a good range and good service.
That is until now. The Hard to Find Whiskey Shop is different, it aims to sell those hard to find drams for collectors, but also celebrates single malts and splits their display into whiskey regions, areas and a section for foreign imports. For example Japanese.
The shop newly opened in the Jewellery Quarter is crammed full of whiskey from the most expensive at £35.000 ( a 50 year old Macallan) to a £25.00 bottle plus £1.95 on some whiskey liqueurs.
They also sell Macallan honey, marmalade, and even a whisky bath gel, for those indulgent whiskey moments,
The shop is on Spencer Street and has set out its displays on whiskey producing regions in Scotland: The Highlands, The Lowlands, Campbell Town, Islay, The Islands.
The Hard To Find Whiskey Shop Also sells Bourbons, blends and is in the process of setting up tasting masterclasses and a bar stool area where customers can sample the whiskey.
Keep an eye on their website for details and classes when they arise,
There is also a growing link with whiskey and food.
Itihaas restaurant have recently held a whiskey and indian food tasting with the Birmingham Whiskey Club who run events throughout the year.
There maybe plans for more nights like this and the growing trend to pair Spirits with food is becoming more available such as Jekyll and Hyde’s Gin tasting and gin inspired food menus.
The Birmingham Whiskey club have up on their website an event next March 2015 Birmingham’ s whiskey festival at The Bond in Digbeth, where the Soul Food Project and Peel and Stone will be developing a menu for the festival. Menus to be announced.
The Birmingham Whiskey scene is certainly on the up and for Hard to Find Whiskies the shop in Spencer Street, Jewellery Quarter is the shop to start.
Go seek out those Whiskies😊
1 Spencer Street
The Jewellery Quarter
The Whiskey Shop
Unit 35 Great Western Arcade, Birmingham B2 5 HU