Concerning Our Business Name and Tag Line...
Deoch is a Scottish Gaelic word meaning "Drink; Draught, Potion". The phrase deoch cluba means "club drink", so Club Deoch - the name of our business - is a play on words. We're treating Club Deoch as a pronoun, so club drink refers to the name of our "club" not "a club drink" (as in the beverage).
The tagline "Have a Drink. Join the Club", refers to the attitude we take towards whiskey tasting. Anyone who sips whiskey is a welcome member of Club Deoch. At our private tasting events everyone will be given a 2-inch diameter challenge coin at the end of the event. Example of a competitors coin:(https://whiskeygenius.com/products/tribe-toast-challenge-coin)
These coins are collectible, used to create a loose seal on the tops of a 2-inch whiskey glass to prevent aeration of the beverage, and serve as a double-sided business card. One side of the coin will have the logo you design on it, the other side will have "Dearbhadh air ballrachd" written on it. This translates from Scottish Gaelic to "Proof of Membership". We chose Scottish Gaelic as a homage to the whisk(e)y culture and history of Scotland.
Concerning the Design...
I thought it might be interesting to explore using a tumbler glass or a Glencairn whiskey glass in the logo. I was also interested in exploring the use of a "club" symbol like you'd find in a deck playing cards. I'm interested to see designs that both do and don't utilize this imagery.
Please do not mention an EST date or a location (Philadelphia).
If you're going to depict a grain, use barley stalks. They look very similar to wheat.