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If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at blending your own whisky, you’ll love this. We’ve created a whisky blending kit, which contains everything you’ll need to go about making your own whisky. Once you’ve perfected your blend using the whiskies provided, visit our Blend Your Own Whisky page, and input the exact quantities of each whisky you used. You’ll then be able to name your whisky, and even buy a bottle of it! To make a bottle, click here:
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Really enjoying this kit. There's a good amount of whisky to experiment with, and I'm really quite pleased with the quality of the spirits. My favorite blend thus far has been 40% grain base (boy, it's tempting to make it all the very, very old, though!), 30% malt base, 20% old Highland, and 10% very old Islay. I find it to be a great balance of sweet with a hint of smoke... similar to a JW Green. One small suggestion would be to have the premium spirits at 46% instead of 43% so that they can "pull up" the base 40% spirits a bit more so that a decent blend could be around 43%. Anyhow, thanks for the fun opportunity!
2nd January 2017
I loved the technicality of the home blending kit I recently ordered. The only thing I wished that would have been in the kit is a tasting profile guide sort of like the profile guide found on the website when you click the Scotch Whiskey Tab and the Speyside, Highland, and Islay, Descriptions detail the flavors that are native to those regions. This would be helpful in assisting us Home Blending rookies with our mixing process so that if you want to attempt to create a blended Scotch that is some what petey yet smooth, with a slight spice we would know it is better to mix x,y,andz because they have this flavor set as opposed to mixing something like a Lowland, Speyside, and a Single Grain and almost making yourself vomit. Lol, did it and it was not fun. I only bring this up because I love to cook and create but even the most creative chef's and cooks know you have to know what your ingredients taste like to understand if their combination will fly you to where you want your palette to land. I also thought that a geographical map on the back of the explanation Letter that would illustrate not just what you are mixing but where your mixes originate would be nice just as a side note. All in all even though I did not have these things I still greatly enjoyed my set and have recommended to 2 of my friends to purchase their own as well.
24th August 2015
Hello!Thank you for your review regarding The Home Blending Kit.The Kit does indeed come with some instructions, I have attached these for you just in case you don’t have them for any reason. We’ve deliberately avoiding being too specific in our instructions, because we want people to have fun and enjoy experimenting with blending – any specific instructions might take away from the unique-ness of your own personal blend.That being said, your feedback has been passed back to our Production department so they can look at your ideas for including containers for marrying blends :)The Chaps @ Master of Malt
5th August 2015
This kit should include a copy of the "How to Blend" article from the Master of Malt blog, it's very useful. Although it might be nice to distill it down to a few more specific pieces of advice.Some possible starting points for your own blends would also be an incredible addition. Just 3-4 basic recipes giving amounts of each blend in the kit so folks know how much base is a good idea, etc.Finally, it's highly advise to let prospective blends sit and marry for at least 1 week before making a final judgement. Given what happens to a glass of whiskey if left out overnight, I'm assuming this marrying should happen while the blend is sealed in a container. But I don't think I have anything appropriate for storing such a small amount of liquid. Including an empty 3cl bottle or 2 to give us something to marry the blends in would be great.
4th August 2015
The reason for me to not order this kit is, same as the blend your own whiskey, is that it lacks the details.Is not there a possibility to give out some details.E.g. how old is old (10-15?), or very old(18-25?), or very very old(30+?).E.g. what is the taste notes, palate, perhaps the distillery etc
10th March 2015
It's possible to have more information to make a good assembly (mixing).The volume for the tatse isn't important , so if we can avoid the beginner's mistakes !!!
26th August 2014
I'm new to the world of whisky, and mostly bought this kit to give my learning a jump start. Not knowing much means that I am going strictly by taste and smell, which means that I am developing my palate and starting to understand what kind of whisky I prefer. I have made some God-awful concoctions, but also some really nice ones so far. The experience of blending my own whisky has been a great education. For the whisky newbies, I recommend also buying drams of award-winning whiskies so you can calibrate your palate accordingly.I wish they had sent along instructions ie: let your new blend sit for a week or two to allow them to integrate (which is something I would have liked to know right off the bat), or how to properly clean the kit to ensure no cross-contamination of blends. Also, a few empty drams to store prospective blends in would have been nice.All in all, a great buy. Lots of fun, and very educational
2nd February 2014
I've just got the home blending kit, which is excellently presented. You're always going to want more supplies and not sure if you can get top-up supplies of these sample bottles? Would be good if you could though.It would nice to know the relative age of some of the top dressers, rather than old, very old or very very old. Is "very very old" equivalent to a 30 year old single malt? I know it's relative, it's about experimenting with flavours but would be interesting to have a rough idea. A few examples or taste guides would be good too for the complete novice!
13th October 2013
As a Scotch enthusiast and somebody who regularly has to deal with blending in other beverages, I just love the concept of this kit. High-quality presentation is a plus, but I'd rather have more Whisky to play with - and no, not more of the base...As someone with extreme taste in Scotch (as peaty and phenolic as they get or as oily and sherried as they come), I am missing the "extremes" in this kit that would facilitate the creation of singular calibers such as a "HAIG" or "Black Bottle" type blend.The aromas of the spirits in the kit are excellent, but none represent a grassy-phenolic or briny Whisky. The Islays are a good start, but limited in their ability to shine through.I also find both bases to be far too alcoholic (= hot, pungent) tasting and smelling to my perception - I cannot tolerate any of my trial blends which has more than 30% of the base Whisky.Once you get into Blending Malts (vatting), one can create quite agreeable result. My favorite so far contains 20% base and 30% top dressers, which gives a sublimely rich and faceted spirit with noble "rancio" notes from the old top-dressers. Alas, a bottle of such a blend will run in the vicinity of 100 GBP, but be much more personal than e.g. a Johnny Walker Blue.Good fun, but merely an appetizer. Fuels the dream of one day blending in a professional blending lab with hundreds of different spirits.
23rd February 2013
Fantastic variety of whiskey, equipment to please the inner chemist in anyone and really good fun.That said, I found that I ran out of grain base pretty quickly. Given than most blends are going to rely on a large quantity of grain base (and to a lesser extent the malt base) they run short after a few experimentations. I've got pretty much no base whiskey left but quite a bit of everything else, I think most people would get through twice the amount of grain base than is provided and still have top-notes left over.Overall it's a great little kit though and really good fun to blend and experiment with.
29th February 2012
It will come in the Package in 1/16
15th January 2012