Glasgow is set to be the home for a ‘women only’ whisky club thought to be the 1st of its kind in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. Although women have drunk whisky in Scotland for generations, whisky clubs or societies have traditionally been a bit of a man’s world. The clubs base will be the suitably named ‘Pot Still’ bar in the city and the membership will be an affordable £50 per annum. The women’s only club is being promoted by Geraldine Murphy, the assistant manager of the Pot Still bar and has already secured the support of Lowland whisky distillery Auchentoshan and the 1st meeting on August 1st will be held by Auchentoshan’s female master blender Rachel Barrie.
There is already a dozen members signed up and they are hoping the publicity surrounding the new club will lead to more members. Geraldine and some other female whisky enthusiasts felt that women would be slightly intimidated at traditional whisky clubs by the ‘know it all’ male whisky drinkers and would perhaps be afraid to ask questions about whisky. The bar has already held some female only evenings which have proven to be a huge success and decided to take it a stage further by providing a club for women who are beginning their journey into the world of fine whiskies.
The club will surely attract huge interest from the whisky industry who has been trying to shake off the old man image of whisky drinkers in the UK for some time. The idea of more 18-30 year old females drinking whisky is no doubt the whisky marketing director’s dream.