Sometimes two things are so great that you’re left with no option but to put them together. Whisky blending is the art of doing exactly that, so that each one makes its contribution to the finished blend without outweighing the other. Now’s your chance to learn about the coveted process. Proceedings will get underway with an introduction to whisky, where you’ll be able to sample a handful of whiskies of differing styles. Your resident whisky expert will talk you through each one’s origins and processes, as well as the smell and flavours to expect upon tasting. Then things get scientific: armed with a pipette and a mini bottle, you’ll slowly build up a blend of your very own. Along the way you’ll discover how blended whisky came to be and why it remains the backbone of the Scotch whisky industry. To make your experience extra-special, you’ll take home your bespoke blend to enjoy whenever you please. What's Included? Whisky Blending Experience for Two Maximum 30 guests per session Learn how to blend whisky with five different whiskies, using a ‘tool kit’ provided for you Learn about the history and production of each dram Take home your very own blended whisky Prize for the best blend and best name Choose from 12 nationwide locations Experience gift pack Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? On arrival at your chosen Whisky Lounge location, you’ll meet your guide before your experience gets underway. Over the course of the experience, you will sample four varieties of whisky, before creating your own blend from the available selection. You’ll come away with a new found appreciation of good whisky, as well as an understanding of blending techniques – not to mention your very own concoction to enjoy at home. Validity Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date Participant guidelines Minimum age: 18 The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary Availability This experience is available on selected dates throughout the year. We recommend you book at least eight weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience. Please note there is a minimum attendance of 20 people for a tasting or blending event to go ahead. If numbers are short and the event is cancelled an alternative date will be offered. What about insurance? The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence. A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher. How it works All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience. Location London - Foley Street London - St James's London - Liverpool Road Greater Manchester - Manchester Cheshire - Chester Merseyside - Liverpool Tyne and Wear - Newcastle Upon Tyne South Yorkshire - Sheffield North Yorkshire - York West Yorkshire - Leeds West Midlands – Birmingham Please Note: If you’re purchasing a NEW Experience you will be entitled to the validity stated within this description. If/when you are within 3 months of the voucher expiry date and there are still restrictions in place, Virgin Experience Days are offering free extensions to allow the customer to use at a later date. They are reviewing this regularly in line with Government advice and updates.
Blending tales of shipwrecks, sly grog shops and distilling bans with some of Melbourne’s coolest whisky and gin joints, the Melbourne Whisky and Gin Tour is a rollicking adventure from Victoria’s early spirit making past to its modern craft scene.Starting at State Parliament, you'll be transported back in time to a heady world of prohibition, sly grog shops, shipwrecks and even Sherlock Holmes while sampling gin at a heritage brick cottage that once housed bootleg grog. From here, it's a short stroll to Melbourne's first whisky bar and a wide selection of peaty single malts, honeyed Highlands and mellow Scottish blends. Your tour ends at one of the cities best cocktail bars for either a gin or whisky cocktail.
Make Your Own Blended Whisky. Our guests will be taken through an interactive journey of whisky including exploring the spirits deep history, understanding production and of course tasting a lot of delicious whisky. Following a cocktail on arrival, our guests will taste five single malt whiskies before being guided through a blending session to blend, bottle, wax seal and sign their very own bottle of signature blended whisky. They will have the chance to walk in the shoes of famous blenders such as Johnnie Walker in documenting the recipe for their blend - and be able to order it from us whenever they choose. The experience includes:- A welcome drink from our award winning Black Rock Whisky Bar.- A tutored tasting of five single malt whiskies with information on history and production.- A chance to blend and bottle your very own whisky. Something to take home and cherish.- Keep your blend recipe on file and reorder your own bottling from us.
Let's explore some great London pubs as we go on our scotch adventure!Learn how whisky in Scotland was first produced, who started making it, the illicit trade and what made it the drink it is today. Discover the different whisky producing areas of Scotland and learn how each has it's own particular history and taste profile. Don't worry though the experience is also about enjoying a drink and friendship as well as some history and facts!Find out if you prefer Lowlands, Speyside or maybe you're a fan of the smoky Islay's? Each person will be given a whisky tasting map to take notes if they wish.Don't worry if you have a friend or partner that wants to join in but whisky isn't their thing. In the pub they can exchange their included whisky for a beer or wine!
+++ MEET JOHNNIE WALKER! +++Visit three of Scotland's most beautiful distilleries to find the secrets behind the world's most popular whisky. Distillery tour and tasting paid for.The only tour that takes you to the hidden sources of the world famous Jonnie Walker whisky. Single malt whisky from each distillery we will visit has been included in the famous Johnnie Walker blends over the past 100 years. A must for all whisky fans to find out about the history, the people and the single malt whisky behind Johnnie Walker. Each of these distilleries have been selected for one or more of the following:Johnnie Walker Blue, Green, Black and Red. (please note - we may have to substitute distilleries due to Christmas period opening hours. Contact for details)
Whether you're a whisky lover or a whisky learner, you're bound to get a taste for it in the beautiful region of Speyside.Home to around 50% of all Scottish whisky distilleries, there's almost too much to see and drink. So on this tour, we help you get the most out of the region by taking you to two distinct distilleries. It’s a chance to learn about the incredible history, process, and flavours of Scotland’s national drink.
If you want to experience one the world’s most famous spirits while tasting some amazing whisky join our Whisky Tour Scotland, “Spirit of Scotland whisky” tour especially created by the Spirit Journeys Team.First of all whisky belongs to the whole world, but Scotland is its true homeland. Due to the fact that the best quality whiskies are only made in Scotland we therefore offer you this exquisite tour with a first hand experience of the whisky making process from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation.As a result you will have a chance to try many Malt whiskies and much more. Furthermore you will hear the adventurous history of this Uisge Beatha ‘water of life’ and learn about various legends and myths as an important part of the rich and long tradition and historical heritage of this magical potion.Therefore welcome to one of our best tours “Whisky tour Scotland”!
Find out more about Scotland’s World-famous national drink on our whisky tour of Edinburgh. You will sample three very unique Scotch whiskies from the Speyside, Highland and Islay regions in a renowned whisky bar and two traditional New Town pubs. All the while your knowledgeable and professional guide will talk you through what each whisky and its region delivers in terms of taste and character. Whisky also has a fascinating history that your guide will share with you through entertaining stories. Enjoy a wonderful selection of whisky within relaxed, welcoming surroundings and find out why a “wee dram” has become so synonymous with Scottish culture. This tour is great for people who are familiar with Scotch whisky and those who are total novices. If you know nothing about whisky at the start of the tour you’ll leave with a much better understanding as to how our national drink is made, its importance and of course how it tastes! Tour tickets are limited to those over the age of 18.
Sample the best that Inverness and the Scottish Highlands has to offer in Malt Whisky, Music and History. Your 90 minute experience takes place in a private room in MacGregors Bar in the heart of Inverness. During the tastings of 5 Scottish Highland Malt Whiskies your host will regale you in the history of the Scottish Highlands, from the Jacobite Rebellion and the Battle of Culloden through to the Highland Clearances, whilst entertaining you with the songs and music of the Highlands that relate to both the history and the whisky.