The Whisky Squad exists to organise affordable tasting sessions, where whisky fans come together and combine their spending power to procure and enjoy extraordinary drinks, and through discussion and appreciation hopefully learn something along the way. Rather than construct an exclusive club with a fixed membership list and hefty fees, we aim to open every session to anyone who wants to come, on a first-committed, first-admitted basis.
The Squad was founded by Jason and Andy, London-based bloggers with a thirst for whisky, and occasionally for knowledge about whisky. In 2012 we gained the expertise of Billy and Joel to beef up the management team after expanding to two sessions a month. Elise came on board in 2014, bringing years of experience of running events and a love of rye whiskey.
Since then, Andy headed over the Atlantic to conquer the USA. Jason decamped to Bristol and became our man out West – he even helps run a whisky tasting group out there: Bristol Whisky Appreciation Society. Joel ran away to the countryside to raise children, walk dogs and lead drinks fans around breweries, wineries and distilleries with Grape and Grain Tours.
These days, Billy and Elise keep the ship on course, running tastings every other month. You can get in contact with them through Facebook or Twitter.
Keep an eye on the site for news of future tastings and reviews of past events.