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@simon88
simon88 started a discussion

Hi I was wondering if anyone knows of any whisky clubs in dorset mainly in the poole area. I have looked on the internet and haven't been able to find anything or if there are any like minded people wishing to share a dram.

10 years ago

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@cowfish
cowfish replied

I've had a bit more of a look around since you pinged me at work (hello) and the closest I've been able to find is Malt n Copper in Brighton.

maltncopper.com

However, I've also just found out how far away Poole and Brighton are by train... I'll keep an eye out and let you know if I hear of anything.

10 years ago 0

@simon88
simon88 replied

Thanks much appreciated but yeah Brighton is ages away. I seen there was a guy on here with a whisky club near me it was called Milton abbas whisky club posted on here by someone called phoenix but I checked out his link and it says the site does not exist anymore and he hasn't been on here in over a year.

10 years ago 0

@tjb
tjb replied

Whisky Clubs are hard to find in rural area's. I live in Gloucestershire and couldn't find one so I set my own up. We have had 3 meetings so far and it is going pretty well. Check us out at @stroudwhisky

This connosr site is a great resource and has helped me a lot as the members are all very helpful and have fantastic experience between them.

10 years ago 0

@simon88
simon88 replied

@tjb Glad to hear your club is going well. How did you go about finding people in your local area?

10 years ago 0

@tjb
tjb replied

@simon88 I have been very lucky. Stroud is pretty rural so i didn't have a big population centre to call upon. First off I set up a twitter account and I registered my domain and set up a single page free web site. This took 20 mins or so. I then set about tweeting and following local businesses pubs and people. Once I had a few pubs following me back I arranged to visit them and asked if they would be interested in letting me host my meetings with them for free. I was lucky as I ended up with a choice and picked the best. I did blag it a bit and pretend to be slightly more established than I was but it all worked out well in the end.

I tweeted until I got enough interest to host my first meeting. Of the 10 who all seemed really keen to attend only one turned up. The second month I had 6, then the third month 6 again.

I have 5 "regulars" plus yesterday I got a Facebook page up and now have even more interest. So far it looks like 10 but I am aware that drop outs are more common than you'd think.

The expenditure was £10 for domain. Then I bought some glasses and the rest is a work in progress. I am almost break even now but already have a good vault of Whisky for the club.

If you could "like" my Facebook page it would be greatly appreciated. You can find it by searching for Stroud Whisky Club on Facebook.

I am going to launch a bigger, better website next month with blog (www.stroudwhiskyclub.co.uk) as well but if you follow me on twitter then is easier to keep in touch if you need any help. @stroudwhisky

I'd be happy to give you any more help or advice if there is anything else you want to know.

10 years ago 0

Radcon replied

@simon88 Hi Simon, I am looking to get into whisky. I live in Poole, and would be keen to join / start a club. My other half runs Camden Bar and kitchen in Ashley Cross, every wednesday there they get a bottle of whisky in and sell it at cost price. its a good place to start!

10 years ago 0

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