- Whisky blending?
I was invited on a blending class a while back, trying single malts from each region, understanding underlying flavours / smells etc and then mixing for fun with grain as the base.
Grain makes up a large % and for experimenting you can use miniatures from each region quite cheaply to sample / perfect your blend or get a group of friends to each bring a bottle from a different region to mix with your grain.
Islay for smoke / peat, lowlands for sweetness etc. Loads of guides online, great fun to be had, esp over a few hands of poker 🙂Posted 1 year agoCougarSubscriber
My second-hand experience is you start with a bottle of shit, add various other single malts to it, and you end up with two bottles of shit. The only way I’ve seen it work is purely by chance, by combining the dregs of the ends of bottles and getting lucky rather than staring with a ‘base’.
I’ve done it myself with homebrew wine, started out with a bottle of undrinkable “Basic Red” that a mate brewed, kept adding more and more bottles and ended up with a gallon of undrinkable wine. It was like trying to create palatable punch that already contained Malibu.Posted 1 year agomikewsmithSubscriber
Got several mates who do it very well at the distillaries they work at 😉 Knowing what you have very well is key.Posted 1 year ago
One of the mates now has a bar where he has a “blend” on offer which is basically him mixing something there. works very well but he does know what he is doing and not starting with 10 quid aldi as a starter
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