This article is sponsored by Chivas Regal.
If mixing your own spirits in a stylish, Manhattan-style whisky bar sounds like your kind of night out then you're in for a treat. After a sell-out first year, Chivas Regal's whisky-making masterclass is back by popular demand.
Participants are invited to experience the wonderful world of whisky at trendy cocktail bar The Blend on selected dates throughout October, November and early December. At the bespoke sessions, you'll learn the art of blending from Chivas Regal whisky experts before bottling up your efforts to take home.
Once you've got the inside knowledge from Chivas's master blenders, there will be plenty of opportunities to get your taste buds involved. During the 45 minute session, you'll try both grain and a selection of single malt whiskies, before mastering your own blend.
Each spirit has its own distinctive flavour, from floral and fruity to citrus and smokey. Whatever your preference, you'll end up with something unique, which you'll then bottle up into a beautiful 200ml glass decanter to take home with you.
According to Chivas brand ambassador Phil Huckle, some of the most expensive whiskies in the world — we're talking £150,000 for a bottle — are blended. So get your mix right and you could find yourself on a new career path (or at least have something to impress your mates with next time you have dinner guests).
Whether you're a whisky lover — with, ahem, a loving partner who wants to treat you — a whisky connoisseur who fancies whipping up their own blend, or you just fancy trying something a bit different we reckon taking one of the coolest masterclasses in London right now will move you to cheers (sorry).
On the other hand, you might be looking for somewhere chic to while away the evening with a delicious cocktail in hand. In that case, London's hottest new drinking destination The Blend has an exciting roster of events coming up, including guest DJs and guest bartenders. It'll also be pairing up with some of the best chefs in town and, of course, while you're here, you mustn't forget to order a legendary Chivas sour (or three).
Book your priority tickets now to take advantage of first release tickets at £20 for two.
The Art of Blending takes place at The Blend, an exclusive bar by Chivas Regal, 133 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG. Sessions run until 10pm every day during London Cocktail Week (2-8 October), and from Wednesday-Sunday (10 October-3 December).