On Friday I participated in The Art of Blending, a 1 hour scotch blending masterclass at Chivas Regal’s pop up bar The Blend at the Truman Brewery in London.
After quickly sipping a welcome cocktail at the bar, I followed the rest of the participants in the back room, especially designed for classes and private events.
After a quick word about the production process of whisky, we were lead through a short tasting of different types of single malts (Speyside, Highland, Lowlands and Islay) and a grain whisky.
It was then time for us to play master blenders and make our own blend using the scotches we’d just sampled. We had a measuring cup, a pipette and a notebook at our disposal to help us keep track of our measurements. Once we were happy with our blend, we could write down our recipe on a label and bottle our whisky to take back home.
Before leaving, we were given a few facts about Chivas’ history.
The Art of Blending was an enjoyable experience and a fun way to discover the craftmanship of master blenders. Remember that it takes many many years to become one though! The masterclass runs until 4 December. Hurry up to sign up!