Aged: 25 years
Product of: United Kingdom
Chivas Regal was created in 1909 by the owners of Chivas Brothers (neither of them family members) with a view to the lucrative U.S. market. In 1949 Seagram & Sons took over both the brand and Chivas Brothers Ltd, both of which today form part of the vast Pernod-Ricard portfolio.
The marketing folk at Chivas Regal describe the beautiful Highlands’ Strathisla malt whisky distillery as the “spiritual home” of Chivas. Strathisla and other Pernod-Ricard owned Speyside malts are indeed the main malts on which this blend is based.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 20/10/2011
Clear, golden amber with polished copper highlights.
Cereal, nubuck leather, honey drizzled mum’s apple crumble nose with pear skin and fresh scratched green apple skin aromas.
Apple influenced harmonious, biscuity palate with cream of soda vanilla and faint clove spice.
Relatively short, fruity, leathery finish.