Chivas Regal: The Blend Experience

Master the art of whiskey blending with Chivas Regal -now open at the exclusive new location in Manchester

By Ben Brown | Last updated 10 April 2018

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The Blend by Chivas Regal has officially opened its doors in Manchester ready for whisky lovers to delve into the fascinating world of whisky and take part in the ‘Art of Blending’ experience.

Brought to the city by Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury Scotch whisky, The Blend takes place in an entirely new space, The Loft on 13 Quay Street.

Located in a historic building reborn in the heart of Manchester, The Loft is a place to discover and experiment in an inspiring and ambient setting which is set to be one of the hottest new venues in the city.

The Blend experience will consist of an ‘Art of Blending’ session – an informative hour-long experience hosted by Chivas Regal whisky experts.

Guests will learn about the heritage and history of premium whisky, including the origins of single malt and grain whiskies, sampling different Malts with flavours varying from creamy, smoky, citrus, fruity and floral, as well as delicate grain Scotch whisky.

There will also be the study of the craftsmanship of a master blender, learning how the different flavour notes are ‘blended’ to create the distinctive Chivas Regal house style, before creating and taking home a bespoke blended whisky to enjoy.

The Finest team went down a few weeks back to give the experience a go and it is safe to say that we came away both intoxicated and bursting with knowledge on both Chivas and the art of blending whiskey.It was a fantastic experience and makes a great activity for a group of collogues to bond over, a weekend activity for friends or family and even an impressive first date- if he/she is a whiskey lover of course!

The bar will also be serving up an exclusive whisky cocktail menu created by head bartender at Cottonopolis, Gethin Jones. Guests are welcome to sit back, relax and enjoy the exclusive cocktails before or after their session in the beautiful city loft space.

Following its huge success in London, The Blend by Chivas Regal comes to the North, bringing with it the opportunity for guests to hone their skills and create their own bespoke blended whisky in an intimate and captivating new setting.

Tickets for the hour long ‘Art of Blending’ experiences start at £15, including a complimentary Chivas cocktail, and to avoid disappointment you should get hold of yours as soon as possible!

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