Be whisked away to Japan, without leaving Birmingham this April. To celebrate the start of springtime and ‘Sakura’ (cherry blossom) season, The Birmingham Whisky Club have teamed up with multi-award winning Japanese whisky brand Nikka to bring three great events to the city.
‘Hanami’ (or ‘blossom viewing’) season is a beloved cultural pastime in Japan. As well as enjoying the beauty of the changing landscape, it’s a time to take part in rituals and ceremonies that promote togetherness with friends and family.
The Birmingham Whisky Club are holding a Japanese whisky inspired food matching event, a tasting event and a screening of the 1954 classic film ‘Godzilla’ at three of the cities fabulous independent venues.
Starting on Thursday 6th April at The Plough, guests are invited to partake in a delicious four course whisky matched meal, led by whisky expert Stefanie Holt. For serious dram fans, the club is hosting a led tasting of six different Nikka whiskies on Friday 7th April at The Wellington (which boasts a selection of over 150 different whiskies for sale).
For a more lighthearted look at Japanese culture, join Nikka and The Birmingham whisky club for a ‘taste-along’ screening of Godzilla at The Electric Cinema (the UK’s oldest working cinema) on Thursday 27th April. Guests will enjoy a tasting through four of the brands delicious products presented at key moments during the film itself.
Amy Seton (owner of The Birmingham Whisky Club) had this to say,
After working with Nikka Whisky on our ‘Under The Cherry Blossom Tree’ event last year, we’re thrilled to have the brand back in the city for this series of Japanese inspired events. We hope that we can share the wonderful story of these amazing whiskies with new audiences and old fans alike via these three events, being held at some of Birmingham’s most unique independent venues.
Tickets for these events range from £25 to £40. For booking and further details, head to The Birmingham Whisky Club’s website (thebirminghamwhiskyclub.co.uk) or find them on Facebook.