Chivas is launching The Blend by Chivas, a whisky blending experience, across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast this November.
The guided tasting sessions give guests the tools to get hands-on and experience the art of blending whisky while creating their own 200ml blend to take home.
The one-hour experience includes a Chivas signature cocktail on arrival, a full whisky blending experience, some nibbles to enjoy, and their own blend to take home. Guests can experience The Blend by Chivas in some of Australia’s top bars across the three cities in November, January and March, including: The Wild Rover, The Doss House, East Village and The Roosevelt in Sydney, The Everleigh, Beneath Driver Lane and The Espy in Melbourne, and finally Cloudland, The Gresham and The Scottish Prince in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
During the experience, whisky lovers enjoy a complementary Gold Fashion cocktail upon arrival, featuring Chivas Extra XV, and are taken through the art of blending by Chivas Brand Ambassador, Hollie Atkinson, as they taste four single malt whiskies and one single grain whisky each representing a different flavor characteristic of the traditional Chivas blend floral, fruity, citrus, creamy, and smoky.
Armed with a pipette, beaker and a glass of one of the world’s best-loved blended Scotch whiskies, Chivas 12, for inspiration, guests are encouraged to explore, experiment and have fun testing their skills and senses to delicately combine the whiskies and craft a blend.
Atkinson said: “Life’s always better when you mix things up! The same goes for a finely matured blended whisky and this experience will demystify the world of whisky in a fun and informative way, showing guests that the art of blended scotch whisky is balance.”
Sandy Hyslop, the Chivas master blender, who’s been blending Scotch whisky for over 30 years, added:“At Chivas we believe that blended is better – in life and in Scotch. Every day I get to experiment with the world’s finest malt and grain whiskies to create something extraordinary when blended together and I want to share this with other whisky fans.”
“Each component in a blend plays an important role in determining the profile of the finished whisky; I can’t wait to see what creations my fellow blenders around the world put together.”
Whisky lovers can book the whisky blending experience online for $85 at www.chivas.com/en-au/theblend Visit the website for dates and times, including some January, February and March sessions.