Be prepared to be whisk(y)ed away with these impressive blends.
What do you get if you combine a Chivas whisky-tasting masterclass, the chance to blend your own whisky and plenty of impressive knowledge? A dram good night, that’s what.
Chivas’ pop up whisky experience, The Blend, took London by a storm last year and it’s returning again to four different venues around the city. So if you missed out on attending before then now’s your chance to try your hand at blending and come along! Each one-hour session will include a whisky tasting masterclass, a delicious cocktail and the chance to blend your own Chivas whisky to take home.
Sip on a Chivas and soda while discovering how the different flavour notes work together. Then, nose and taste five different whiskies with a wide range of aromas, textures and flavours. Once you’ve stored that knowledge away for your future whisky-based concoctions, try your hand at blending whisky to your own taste.
This guided tasting session is your best way to experience a lesson on the craftsmanship of master blending. Get technical as you delve into blending mastery while learning about, and tasting, a range of single grain and malt whiskies. Afterwards, you’ll almost definitely be able to show off to your friends next time you’re having a drink. And with more than 20,000 whisky blending experiences last year, it’s fair to say that you’re in safe hands with the Chivas team.
There’ll be three London venues playing host to The Blend this year – Mac & Wild close to Liverpool Street, Boisdale in Mayfair and The Jones Family Kitchen in Belgravia. Next January, it’ll also be taking place at Caravan in Fitzrovia. But it’s not only a learning activity: head to the bar afterwards, where you’ll find a range of delicious, Chivas drinks.
Here at Secret London, we’re, ahem, fairly London-centric. But if you’ve got family or friends based elsewhere in the UK who would like to come along, worry not: The Blend is also coming to Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow next year. And if you’re feeling organised this Christmas (sorry, but it’s definitely getting closer) there’s always the option to buy vouchers for The Blend for your loved/sufficiently liked ones.
And when you leave, you’ll take with you your very own 200ml bottle of personally-blended whisky. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the spirit in the hands of some of the industry’s finest.
Mac & Wild
Nov: 13, 20, 27
Dec: 4, 10
Nov: 21, 27
Jan 19: 8, 15, 29
Feb 19: 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar 19: 12,19, 26
Jan 19: 16, 23, 30
Feb 19: 6, 13, 20, 27
Mar 19: 6, 13, 20, 27
Jones Family Kitchen
Dec 18: 8, 9, 15, 16
Tickets for The Blend in London can be bought here. Chivas’ The Blend runs in London From November 13 until March 27 on selected dates only. Other regional dates and information will be coming soon. 18+ only. Please drink responsibly.