Discover This: The Whisky Exchange Launches London Bridge Distillery SchoolBy Iona Goulder
Nestled beneath The Whisky Exchange store on Borough High Street, London Bridge Distillery School is a dedicated space offering three unique blending and distilling experiences including gin distilling, and whisky and rum blending classes.
Featuring 16 micro pot stills and one large 50 litre still, London Bridge Distillery School allows you to create your own signature gin or get to grips with the delicate art of blending in the whisky and rum blending classes.
Offering the chance to create a personalised gin in one of the 16 micro pot stills, discover the fascinating history of the juniper-based spirit and get hands-on with up to 24 botanicals, developing different flavour profiles for your very own spirit. Once finished, you will take home a bottle of your own personalised gin and if you love it, there’s always the opportunity to reorder your bespoke recipe from the Distillery School.
In this introduction to the art of blending whisky, you will be guided through the tasting of blending samples and how to select different components to use in your own unique blend of whisky, combining different styles of whiskies aged in various cask types. And best of all: you can take home your personalised blend home after the session.
Providing a chance to discover the diverse and fascinating spirit that is rum, the rum blending class offers a chance to sample a variety of different pot and column-distilled rums from the Caribbean and South America, and learn the complex art of blending, all under the careful guidance of the expert hosts. At the end of the class, you can take home a bottle of your very own signature blended rum creation.
The London Bridge Distillery School is now open for bookings from 12 July 2023 onwards. Prices start at £120 for Gin Distilling, £120 for Whisky Blending and £95 for Rum Blending. For further information and to book in an experience, see here.