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Create a whisky to call your own at Chivas Regal's blending workshop

By Time Out in association with Chivas Regal

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.


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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. 


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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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