Update: The blend your own whisky event is now sold out but the bar is open to all
It's getting a bit dark, grey and cold, isn't it? If autumn calls for one thing, it's the cosy glow of a whisky. And if it calls for a second thing, it's blending a custom whisky of your very own.
That's what you'll get to do at 'The Blend', Chivas Regal's hour-long Scotch-based workshop at the Old Truman Brewery in east London.
Guided by an expert from the legendary whisky brand, you'll get a genuinely interesting tour of the history of the drink.
There are different ages of Chivas Regal to consider, and then you'll sample and consider the original ingredients that go into a blend: grain Scotch, and malts from the Highlands, Lowlands, Speyside and Islay.
By this point, you may consider yourself ready to beat the company's blenders at their own game, and create a signature concoction to call your very own.
The use of pipettes undoubtedly confers a sense of scientific rigour on this phase, which otherwise, when we tried the experience for our selves, involved a lot of sipping and going 'Oooh, it's good that, innit?' with my laboratory partner.
The final results were rather drinkable, and lasted all of twenty hours on my booze shelf before being consumed by the large group of friends I had over for dinner. (It was certainly more popular than my cooking.)
In fact, with blending prowess like mine, I'm pretty sure it's only a matter of time before a Chivas head-hunter gets in touch.
'The Art Of Blending' takes place at the Old Truman Brewery. £15. Buy tickets here.
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