Portobello Road launches whisky blending masterclass

21st November, 2019 by Owen Bellwood

The team behind Portobello Road Gin’s Ginstitute experience have launched a three-hour whisky tasting and blending experience at the brand’s London home.

Portobello Road’s The Whisky Thing offers the chance to blend your own whisky

The Whisky Thing, developed by the team behind Portobello Road Gin and The Agave Sessions, aims to offer a “fresh new take” on the category and introduce it to new drinkers.

During the three-hour experience, guests will undertake a comprehensive tasting of international whiskies to help them better understand different characteristics, aromas and flavours.

Following the tasting, guests can create their own full-sized bottle of blended whisky, choosing from a range of malts from around the world. Each guest’s individual recipe will be kept on file so they can order their unique blend again.

Portobello Road founder Jake F. Burger said: “It’s an incredibly exciting time in the world of the whisky. The category has boomed in recent years and countries that previously didn’t have a history of whisky production have joined the party.

“With The Whisky Thing, we wanted to go against the grain of what people expect from a traditional whisky tasting and embrace the spirit of change within the category. We hope that after attending The Whisky Thing, guests will have an entirely new perspective of whisky and will be opened up to new and exciting ways to enjoy this centuries-old spirit.”

The experience will take place every Saturday at 3pm and 6pm. Tickets are priced at an introductory offer of £120 (US$155) then £140 (US$180) per person.

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