Chivas Regal have recently launched a series of three premium (ultra-exclusive) Scotch whiskies aged in a variety of wooden casks. Named Chivas 18, the series was developed exclusively for Global Travel Retail as a part of a rare collectable limited edition. This comes just in time for the holiday season, making a perfect gift for the whiskey connoisseur with a razor sharp palate.
The collection, presented by Chivas’ master blender Colin Scott, sees “unique blends that accentuate the most iconic notes of our original creation Chivas Regal 18 Year Old”. The First Fill American Oak finish, finished in hand-selected American Oak casks to highlight the distinctive notes of caramel and vanilla, is bottled at a punching 48% and concentrates the flavour notes in every single drop and sip, making a true celebratory indulgence of an exceptional whiskey blend. This first edition, is to be followed by a further two versions, with 18 months apart of each-other.
A first taste suggests a rich sweet sense of ripe plums, caramel, toffee and cream vanilla. Rich and fruity, with a slight marmalade and smokey zing, takes long smooth leaps along the palete.
“The resulting blend is rewarding in character, which is why we have worked with Jozef Youssef to explore how people can truly savour this exclusive whisky.” – Colin Scott