Black Rock Blending Room

MAKE YOUR OWN WHISKY

The Black Rock Blending Room is a purpose built interactive educational space focussed on the promotion, appreciation and demystification of the whisky category. To that end, it is the first permanent whisky experience of its kind in the world.

We invite guests to join us for a three-hour tour of whisky history and production, featuring an extensive tasting of various styles of whisky,  and culminating in a guided whisky blending exercise where participants select the ingredients for their own unique bottle of Scotch Whisky.

Bookings available for groups of 2 to 20.

Prices start at £70 per person.

UPON ARRIVAL

Your host will greet you on the 1st floor (above Black Rock Tavern) and furnish you with a welcome drink, before introducing to the format of the session.

(You can of course arrive early and grab a drink in the Black Rock Tavern)

THE STORY OF SCOTCH

 

With drink in hand, your Blending Room host will take you on a quick through the various stages of whisky production, identifying the key evolutionary events and regaling you with fascinating historical anecdotes which  have helped to shape the flavour of whisky. 

TASTING

Now that you are full of knowledge, next it’s time to fill you with whisky. The middle section of proceedings is concerned with exploring the flavour of whisky. Your host will guide you through a structured tasting of six whiskies which, between them, are demonstrative of the exciting diversity of the scotch whisky category. He or she will also discuss with you some of the quirks of production that have shaped the character of the spirits you’re tasting.

 

The tasting session also serves as a primer for the final section of the evening…

BECOME THE BLENDER

With your palates and noses finely tuned to the nuances of whisky, your host will next invite you blend your own 250ml bottle of whisky to take home. The principles of blending will be discussed and you will be asked with selecting the components of your blend from our extensive library of whiskies, mixing them to your own recipe based on your flavour preferences.

 

After bottling your blend, you will be asked to sign the label and dip the cap in wax, ready to be taken home. We keep a record of every blend recipe so if you’re proud of what you’ve made you can order more at any time.