view from the Gherkin very built up city lots of cranes and skyscrapers

View from the Gherkin

Chivas Regal has announced that its bringing back The Blend to 133 Bethnal Green Road on 2nd October during London Cocktail week.

What is The Blend?

It’s a unique space where you can delve into the fascinating world of whisky and take part in a Chivas Regal ‘Art of Blending’ experience.

You’ll have 4 bottles of single malt and one of single grain and you get to blend your own whisky, simple as that.

whisky samples bottles on a table

The sample bottles you’ll be blending

Hold on Pedro, you said you’re tee-total? What’s going on?

I am. This was an interesting test of my resolve because there was an infinite amount of whisky and cocktails going around. But again, it didn’t feel like I was missing out. I’m up at 5.30am writing this and I’ve got stacks of work to do today.

Last night we had a preview at Searcys, The Gherkin. However, this time last year I did this event down the Truman’s Brewery in Brick Lane and lets just say, I failed to consume responsibly.

It was a very embarrassing night for me and I barely remember anything apart from pissing off the staff because they saw me nick a sample bottle, and of course the missus who still talks about how much of an idiot I was that night.

So I don’t miss those days, and consequently, I don’t feel like I’m drinking two cocktails and sampling all this lovely whisky.

whisky sample bottles close up

Of course that’s not what this night is about. This night is all about the art of blending whisky, which I actually have time for because it’s a skill. There’s about 30 different types of single malts being blended and there’s a lot of love that goes into these liquids.

I’ll be doing a full write up over at Menswear Style shortly and you can keep up to date with Chivas Regal through their website and by following Chivas Regal on Twitter.

Whisky Chivas experiment pouring whisky into glasses beakers

Phil Huckle presents Chivas Regal with friends laughing

Phil Huckle UK Brand Ambassador for Chivas Regal & Single Malts

chivas regal menu


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