The Secret to Blending Whisky Masterclass with Wemyss Malt

The Secret to Blending Whisky with Wemyss Malts

The Secret to Blending Whisky with Wemyss Malts

I know it’s a school night but it’s also the start of Edinburgh Cocktail Week (15th-21st October) and I couldn’t resist the invitation to ‘The Secret to Blending Whisky” masterclass, courtesy of Wemyss Malts.

I joined some other bloggers in a wonderfully, quirky #SecretSpiritStudy somewhere on Queen Street, although my first attempt at finding the secret location, almost had me in someone’s front room on York Place; and that was before I had any cocktails.

The Secret to Blending Whisky is just one of the many exciting events happening as part of Edinburgh Cocktail Week. After a week of abstinence, due to strong antibiotics after dental surgery, I’m making up for it this week and this was one invitation I wasn’t going to turn down.

Learn about mixed drinks through the ages at the Secret Spirits Study with Wemyss Malts and Darnley's Gin

Learn about mixed drinks through the ages at the Secret Spirits Study with Wemyss Malts and Darnley’s Gin

A Wemyss Malts Ambassador took us through the unwritten guide to blending, including a flavour and aroma sensory evaluation session and a laboratory scale blending class,

The masterclass culminated in a blend your own experience, where we could choose either one of their Wemyss Malts or their Darnley’s Gin as a base, in which I was able to test my skills and newly acquired knowledge as a blender. I reckon I might just have the delicate touch needed to craft a quality Scotch gin, even if my concoction, Pink Rose, didn’t win the naming game.  I’m looking forward to mixing it in a tall glass, served with lots of ice and a Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade.

Blend your own White Lady

Blend your own White Lady

You too can join in the fun. Just book your masterclass, to avoid disappointment.

When: 5.15pm ( Tues, Wed and Sun) | 4.30pm (Thurs, Fri and Sat) | Approx 1 hour
Where: 15 Queen Street (in the basement)
Tickets: £10 (includes tastings and blending 100ml of your own whisky to take home). And you don’t need a ECW wristband to attend the event.

Social Media:
Instagram – @edcocktailweek | @wemyssmalts |@darnleysgin
Facebook – @edinburghcocktailweek
Twitter – @edcocktailweek | @wemyssmalts | @darnleysgin
Hashtag – #ECW18

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About Kerry Teakle

Working in communications during the day, by night, Kerry is a self-confessed culture vulture and foodie, and can be found lapping up anything culinary or to do with the arts.

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