17
Sep
2014
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The perfect blend

It’s true that as you get older your tastes change. I remember my first experience of whisky, which ended in a much younger me vowing to steer clear of its amber hues for life. That all changed around two years ago, when I started working for Hot Rum Cow magazine and working on one issue in particular meant that whisky was par for the course. And boy am I glad: I’ve been saved from a lifetime of missing out on Scotland’s national drink.

Being a newbie to the world of whisky means I have so much to discover and so when I was invited to an event at the Scotch Whisky Experience, I was never going to say no. The night centred around how to blend your own whisky. So, pipet at the ready, I let my nose and my taste buds decide how to mix four different drinks into one uniquely blended whisky. It was so much fun.

Not only did I take away my own blend, but during the night I learned so much about whisky. If you are a whisky fan, it is well worth looking into doing a Blend Your Own session at the Scotch Whisky Experience.

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  • http://www.somethingshavehappened.blogspot.com Siobhan

    That sounds like a great thing to do. I might need to get it for M!

  • chiara

    It was so much fun Siobhan, I thoroughly recommend it!x

  • http://twitter.com/oddlylovely Cat

    Wow, this is SO COOL. I know I don’t live in Scotland or anything, but whiskey is the number one drink among my friends. Of course in classic American fashion, we tend to lean towards bourbon instead, hehe.

    Cat
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    • chiara

      I love Bourbon Cat. I tend to drink Wild Turkey, it’s delicious!x

  • http://Fourcolourblack.com Adam

    Ooo that does sound fun. I’d have been concerned what our Fraser would have made. Would the drink have followed the name he’d have given it first?

    • chiara

      Ha, good point Adam. It was great fun, would highly recommend it!

  • http://www.birchjuiceblog.com Kasi

    That looks like such an awesome experience! Especially for the big whisky lovers out there. I’m on the whimpy side, so I don’t drink too much hard liquor (unless it’s mixed into a cocktail), but blending your own sounds really neat :)

    • chiara

      It was great Kasi. A really good fun way to experiment with a very grown up drink :-)