Born out of a passion
We founded Grain & Glass (formerly The Whisky Club) to create a community for whisky lovers. Starting out as a tasting events company in 2011, and popping up in venues around the city, we knew we were onto something special. In 2018 we opened the doors to our first venue so we could expand our offering and give a home to all our tasting events. We want to make whisky more approachable and change how people view it, and through our bar selection, helpful staff and our tasting events, we think we do this.
Meet the team
As the owner of the Club, Amy has been around working on delivering mighty fine whisky experiences for over 10 years and is well-known in the industry. Her whisky knowledge is wide and she has worked tirelessly to create one of the finest whisky havens in the UK. Amy can usually be found sat at the end of the bar chatting to people who come in. If not there, she's likely up in Scotland visiting distilleries (or at least will be once again post-lockdown!) She's usually the one on social media as well if you want to get in touch. Cask strength, wine matured and peaty whiskies are her favourite.
Eve takes pride in being the bar manager and one of the first warm faces you see when being welcomed into Grain & Glass. She combines a wealth of experience operating some of the busiest bars in Birmingham with a thirsty passion for all things Whisk(e)y. She enjoys her Pedro Ximénez and Sherry cask finishes but is happy to try almost anything! She delights in mixing exciting new drinks, utilising a wide range of amber nectars and her go to tipple is a heavily peated French martini. Ask her for yourself.
Steve is responsible for our online presence and communications. After nearly 10 years in the world of manufacturing and industrial automation software, he turned his focus to the world of whisky. As a self-confessed whisky geek, you may recognise him as a longstanding member of The Birmingham Whisky Club. Steve is often in the bar hosting tastings or quietly typing away on his laptop. His first love in whisky was peated and wine matured, but these days you’ll often hear him reminiscing about Speyside.
Renata has an extensive history in the whisky world. She started her journey in whisky bars in Lithuania and studying in Scotland, now she's moved to the UK to explore her passion further. She's a regular feature at national whisky shows and you may have spotted her on various posters! You'll find her in the bar hosting tastings, but she also masterminds some of our events and monthly themes. She has an eclectic taste in whisky, but grain whisky holds a special place in her heart.