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. The Blend took London by a storm last year and will be returning again to a number of venues around the country, including Manchester. 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 the best way to experience a lesson in 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. Meaning 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.
The masterclass will take place in The Loft in Quay Street, on November 15, 21 and 29 as well as December 6, 10 and 20. 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 Manchester, we’re, ahem, fairly Manchester-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 London, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow (find out more here). 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.
Floor 4, 13 Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HN
Nov – 15th, 21st, 29th
Dec – 6th, 10th 20th
More dates coming soon!
Tickets for The Blend in Manchester can be bought here. Chivas’ The Blend runs in Manchester From November 15 on selected dates only. For the Manchester dates and information, click here. 18+ only. Please drink responsibly. For more information, head to the Chivas website.
Also published on Medium.