Do you want to be a whisky blender?

  • 2 May
  • £45.00
  • Strathisla Distillery
  • Keith

This interactive and competitive session with Sandy Hyslop, Chivas Brothers’ Director of Blending, with Calum Fraser and Kevin Balmforth from his team of expert blenders, will offer you the opportunity to test yourself against the elimination tests any aspiring whisky blender must pass. In addition, you will nose and taste a range of samples of different single malt and grain whiskies, plus a range of different cask types used for maturation, covering the full spectrum of the whisky making process, which you will never have tried before. You will gain an insight into many aspects to the dedicated work behind the scenes by the Blending team to ensure the consistently high quality of every bottle of single malt and blended whisky we produce.

This fun and educational session will be both interactive and competitive as you move from one station to another to test your nose against a variety of whiskies and attempt to find the perfect words to describe what you experience. There will be a prize for best “blender” of a bottle signed by whole the blending team at Chivas Brothers.

Over 18s only please. Please meet in the reception area at Strathisla Distillery.

Are you interested in putting your new found blending skills to the test?  Join us on the Chivas Regal Blending Experience which will run daily during the Festival. During this unique experience you will discover the world of Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky which has always been pioneering and generous at heart. You will begin by touring Strathisla distillery to discover how the single malt at the heart of Chivas Regal is made. You will then have the opportunity to taste some special drams and the opportunity to create your own blend in the style of Chivas Regal which you will be able to take away in a small bottle to impress your friends.

The Home of Chivas Regal at Strathisla Distillery is open Monday to Sunday from 09.30 to 18.00 from 1 March 2019 until 31 October 2019.

During the Festival Traditional Distillery Tours depart at Monday to Sunday at 9.30, 11.30, 13.30 and 15.30 and provide the prefect introduction to whisky making. Your guide will take you into the production areas, explain the distillation process from start to finish and then show you racks of filled whisky casks quietly ageing in the cool tranquility of the traditional bonded warehouse.  You are invited to join a tutored tasting of four whiskies and learn about the intricate relationship between our single malt and our world-famous Chivas Regal blends. 

Cost £15.00; duration 1hr 30 mins; over 18’s only; 

Please book online at where you will also find more information about other tours and tastings available throughout the year.

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Thu 2 May 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm £45.00
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Do you want to be a whisky blender?

Event provider

Chivas Brothers
Strathisla Distillery
Seafield Avenue
AB55 5BS

T: 01542 783018
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Venue details

Seafield Avenue
AB55 5BS

T: 01542 783 044

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