I Made My Own Whiskey with James J. Fox's 'Blend Your Own Whiskey' Service!!
This week I had the privilege of doing something I have wanted to do for quite some time, I made my own whiskey!
Earlier this year James J. Fox launched a new whiskey blending station in their historic shop in Grafton Street, I visited at the weekend to try my hand at putting together my own whiskey and to say I was in my element is an understatement.
This is a truly fantastic experience and a simple must for whiskey fans! The bespoke blending unit lets you sample the three components of Single Grain, Single Malt and Single Pot Still Irish whiskeys (all 46% abv, from the Great Northern Distillery) before choosing what proportion suits you best. This is where you can rely on your tastebuds alone, allowing you to create a whiskey that truly suits you.
Personally I chose to go with a blend of 50% Grain, 40% Pot Still & 10% Malt but you can literally have it any way you want.. if you end up liking the Single Malt the most and don't want to do anything with it then you can go ahead and Bottle up 100% of it!
After you've made your choice with the blend, it's then time to hand bottling, corking and sealing it on site. This unique service gives whiskey fans the chance to create a bottle of whiskey that fully suits their palate.
The staff at James J Fox's also have some pre-made blends ready for you to try if you'd prefer, and will guide you in the direction that suits your taste. The unique service costs €85 and covers everything, check it out!
There's no need to book in advance, this service operates on a walk in basis, so just pop into the guys In James J Fox's and they'll look after you.
James J Fox is located at 119 Grafton Street, Dublin 2 and as you can see, they have a phenomenal range of whiskeys just waiting to be ogled.
For more information on the Blending staion and what else they have to offer, visit JamesFox.ie
Slán go fóill.