WORLD WHISKY GURU JIM MURRAY COMES TO THE WEST MIDLANDS
Nickolls & Perks, the West Midlands based specialist wine and spirit merchants, has organised a whisky tasting event in Birmingham.
The company has beaten off worldwide competition to attract Jim Murray, multi-award winning whisky writer and blender, to hold the whisky tasting event on Thursday 8 December at 7pm, at the Holiday Inn, Great Barr. Although Jim holds around 50 tastings a year, only one or two are held in Britain.
Jim is author of the international best-selling ‘Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible’ and each year tastes thousands of whiskies to judge the finest in the world. He will be bringing along a special selection of top-ranked whiskies, a number of which will then be available to buy from the Nickolls & Perks shop in Stourbridge, West Midlands.
Jim will also be available to sign copies of his book ‘The Whisky Bible 2006’, out this month, in which he has evaluated a staggering 3,400 whiskies from around the world.
Jim, who had four other invitations from Canada to Austria to host a tasting that night, said: “I’m delighted to be able to support Nickolls & Perks who have done a really tremendous job bringing great whisky to the people of the West Midlands. Sadly it won’t be possible to bring along all 3,400 whiskies that I have tasted for the bible, but I think people will be quite stunned with the whiskies they will be tasting at the event. I can promise a fun, passionate and informative evening and people will go away with a new perception of whisky and much more confidence about their whisky knowledge.”
Sales director of Nickolls & Perks, David Gardener comments: “We have been holding whisky tasting evenings in our shop for over three years, twice a month and these have become extremely popular. This event will offer a very special opportunity for a greater number of people with a real interest in whisky to see the world’s leading independent expert in action.”
Nickolls & Perks Ltd has been a dealer in the finest wines and spirits for over 200 years. Having well-established relationships with wineries and other merchants worldwide, the company offers superior quality and choice.
Nickolls & Perks was winner of the 1999 Business Link Award for Export Achievement and has been recently acclaimed by the Which Wine Guide as "The Bordeaux Wine Merchant Specialist of the UK".
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