How and why did Summerton Whisky Club come about?
For Christmas four years ago I knew what I wanted to get Dad, it was simple, I wanted a bottle of fantastic aged spirit to be delivered to his door every month. I wanted it to be a different bottle every month, so there would be an element of surprise and excitement every month, and importantly the bottles needed to be something you wouldn’t get in the supermarket or everyday brands…this was to be special.
I thought that there must be someone doing it, after all there was the Craft Gin Club in the UK and some clubs doing exactly what I wanted in the US, but after a long search I found nothing that would be the right gift for Dad.
Instead of getting Dad the premium spirits subscription as I wanted, I had go out and find the bottles myself. I asked around and found that many friends had struggled to find a good gift for their dads, and that they would love to gift their dads a craft aged-spirits subscription. They particularly liked the idea that someone would do all the hard work finding these masterpieces and getting them to their dad, whilst they got the praise for the wonderful gift.
So as no-one else was doing it, people wanted it and I was already doing the searching for Dad, I decided to create an alcohol subscription club allowing others to gift this unique experience to someone special in their lives…the Summerton Whisky Club was born.