Blend Your Own Whisky - Tours
Blending is an important art form in the production of whisky and it’s possible to learn more about whisky blending at some of Scotland’s distilleries and learn how to do it.
A single malt is the product of a single distillery e.g. Glengoyne and Glenfiddich. However, the blender will bring together and blend a number of casks to achieve the flavour profile and consistency required before bottling.
A blended whisky is one where whiskies from number of distilleries are brought together to form a whisky blend e.g. Chivas Regal and Cutty Sark.
Whisky Blending Experiences are subject to availability and format changes especially during covid times.
Strathisla Distillery Chivas Blend Tour
Strathisla Distillery is the spiritual home of Chivas Regal one of the world’s best known blended whiskies. Strathisla malt is a key component of the blend. Here you can learn about blended whisky and produce your own blend from an array of malts with particular properties e.g. smoky, citrus and creamy. Strathisla has a beautiful blending experience room.
Glenfiddich Distillery Solera Deconstructed Tour
This tour is designed to give an insight into Glenfiddich 15yo an iconic single malt. Glenfiddich 15yo is made using a Solera process which is a mixing vat which is never emptied. After a distillery tour, you visit the Glenfiddich Malt Barn whisky blending room where you create your own version of the Glenfiddich 15yo.
Glengoyne Whisky Masterclass
This in-depth whisky experience takes place over 5 hours. There is a detailed distillery tour including a warehouse visit. There is also a nosing test developed by the Scottish Whisky Association where you can learn to identify aromas found in whisky.
You then go on to taste a range of Glengoyne whiskies. You’ll also create your own Glengoyne single malt which you can take home as well as a Masterclass certificate.
Whisky blending tours and experiences are fun and informative and give an additional edge to your whisky tour itinerary as well as giving you the opportunity to make your own whisky.