EGL obtains Licence for new specialist Whisky Bar
Our Legal 500 recommended Licensing team has recently helped out with the opening of Birmingham’s first dedicated whisky bar.
We have obtained a premises license for The Birmingham Whisky Club, who are opening up as a specialist whisky bar and tasting room.
The result of a unique partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust, the new bar will be set inside a previously empty space within the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter on Vyse Street.
It will offer more than 300 whiskies and host a regular calendar of tutored tastings and events, including themed and rare whisky nights. The bar opened to the public on Friday 2nd February.
Peter Adkins our Director of Regulatory Services was responsible for advising on obtaining a license for the new bar. He is recognised in The Legal 500 – the largest survey of the legal profession – for his knowledge of Licensing and Gambling Law and is regularly engaged by clients nationwide.
“I was delighted to be able to assist with the licensing applications on this project,” said Peter. “It is a great new venue with a very different theme. I’ve worked with many pubs, cocktail bars and gin palaces in the past, but never a dedicated whisky bar and certainly not one located within a museum!
“We pulled out all of the stops to ensure that the licensing was in place for the venue’s opening event this month.”
Known for pioneering the whisky community in the city through The Birmingham Whisky Club and Festival, the new bar has been founded by local entrepreneur, Amy Seton. Although not exclusively a member’s bar, the venture will offer memberships that give access to special events and discounts.
It will breathe new life into an historic venue that tells the 200-year story of the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.
“I set up the whisky club six years ago and have helped to build up a thriving community of whisky lovers. Opening a bar was the logical next step, giving our members a home and creating a space to introduce more people to the exciting world of whisky,” said Amy.
“Birmingham has shown a real love for a dram or two since I set up the club. Our annual festival sells out 600 plus tickets year-on-year and we attract high profile brands and whisky drinkers from as far as Cornwall.
“We welcome everyone to our new bar from whisky aficionados to complete beginners who are looking to start their whisky journey.”
For more details on The Birmingham Whisky Club visit their website by clicking here