Manchester’s very own whisky school, The Loft, is once again playing host to The Blend by Chivas, a pop-up whisky blending experience that promises a dram good night! It’s been a hit all over the UK and is back with three more Manchester dates. If you’re looking for a next-level birthday gift, the perfect Valentine’s date idea or just feel like treating yourself to something fancy, then look no further! This is an evening of whisky mastery that you don’t want to miss.
The Blend includes a whisky tasting masterclass, a delicious Chivas Highball cocktail, a blending workshop and the opportunity to gain plenty of impressive knowledge along the way. Each one-hour session will also include the chance for guests to concoct their own bespoke 200ml blend of whisky to take home with them. Pretty neat, right?
Sip on a Chivas Highball while you nose and taste five different single malt and grain whiskies with a wide range of aromas and flavours. You’ll learn to identify and appreciate the subtleties of flavour behind each blend. There’s no need for novices to be nervous, this guided session will walk you through the tasting process step-by-step.
Store that knowledge away for any future whisky-based concoctions, and then try your hand at blending a whisky to your own taste. Once you’ve learnt which aromas and tasting notes you like, you can get technical and delve into the intricacies of blending.
This guided tasting session is the best way to experience a lesson in the craftsmanship that goes into blending a bottle of the good stuff! And you’ll almost definitely be able to impress your friends with your newfound expertise the next time you’re enjoying a dram!
But remember it’s not just a learning activity: head to the bar afterwards, and you’ll find a delicious array of Chivas drinks on offer. And when you leave, you’ll take your very own bottle of personally-blended whisky with you. It’s an unmissable opportunity to learn more about the spirit in the hands of some of the industry’s finest.
Tickets for The Blend in Manchester can be bought here. Chivas’ The Blend runs in Manchester on selected dates only. 18+ only. Please drink responsibly. For more information, head to the Chivas website.