The Whiskey Thing Experience
From the team behind the highly acclaimed Ginstitute and Distillery comes our brand new educatory experience The Whiskey Thing. An in-depth look into the wonderful category of Whiskey, covering everything from history and production to flavour profiles and most importantly of all, tastings. With 10 spirit tastings from a curated selection of premium global whiskies, this is a unique opportunity for whiskey connoisseurs as well as the perfect introduction to the category for whiskey novices. Once guests have explored the production process, what goes into the spirit and what tastes and flavours they enjoy, they will ultimately blend their own ‘one of one’ 70cl bottle to take home. The Team have carefully selected whiskeys from around the world, including rare blends, meaning the whiskeys enjoyed and blended on The Whiskey Thing make it a truly exclusive experience.
*All our gift vouchers and experiences are treated as deposits and are therefore non-refundable.*
*Please know that if a session does not meet the minimum of 6 participants, we will request that your slots be rescheduled for another date of your choice, subject to availability.*
Duration · 3hr
“Thoroughly enjoyed my experience... Our host for the evening was very informative and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.”
The Whiskey Thing Experience
On the day of your experience, please arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow for enough time to check in and ensure that your party is able to sit together. Enter through the Talbot Road entrance which reads Ginstitute. This is where you will be checked in by the shopkeep at the door. Once you have checked in you'll meet your fellow guests and instructor and be led up to the Malt Floor where the whiskey experience will take place.
Starting with a multi-sensory explaination of flavours and characteristics that we can find in whiskey, incorporating aroma, flavour, taste and touch, which aims to demystify the whiskey tasting experience. Exploring the way whiskey is produced, crafted and sampling the components that gives whiskey that unique and unforgetable flavour.
Then move on to a comprehensive comparative tasting of 10 different malt whiskeys from around the world which will illustrate the breadth and diversity of the category.
Time to work on your own blend, breaking down the flavours you enjoy and discussing how to make the perfect personal blend. You'll look at the different flavour categories and styles and taste an exciting array of premuim whiskies from a range of famous whiskey houses.
Celebrate graduating as a whiskey connoisseur with a specially crafted cocktail using an extra batch of your very own recipe.
The perfect gift for any whiskey lover or for those who are excited about experiencing one of the most diverse and interesting spirit categories in the world.
Includes your own full 70cl bottle of blended whiskey curated on the day with over 15 malt and grain whiskeys to choose from.
Hosted by one of our in-house whiskey experts it includes two whiskey cocktails; a large 10 spirit whiskey tasting; a in-depth look into flavour profiles and the art of the blend, and culminates in the blending of you very own 70cl bottle of blended whiskey. Tickets are valid for up to one year. To redeem your session please simply make a booking enquiry online and ensure you bring your vouchers on the day.
Contact & Location
We are a 6 minute walk (0.3 miles) from Ladbroke Grove which is on the Hammersmith and City and Cirlce lines and a 14 minute walk (0.7 miles) from Notting Hill Gate, which is on the Circle, Central and District lines. Both stations are serviced by buses.