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Chivas Regal

Chivas Regal
Premium Blended
Old Scotch Whisky


By Robert Plotkin

Scan the backbar of any club, lounge or bar and if you don't see a bottle of Chivas... leave. Along the way you have taken a horribly wrong turn. This iconic brand is an international phenomenon that well deserves its reputation as the smoothest and most balanced whisky ever bottled.

The famed Chivas Regal Premium Blended Old Scotch Whisky, created in 1891, is comprised of a deluxe blend of over thirty whiskies. At the heart of the blend are the Speyside whiskies from the Strathisla Distillery, located near Keith in the Highlands. In addition, Chivas Regal contains a high percentage of single malts from (The) Glenlivet, Glen Grant and Longmorn. The blend contains aged malts from every region of Scotland, as well as fine grain whiskies imbued with their own individual characteristics and flavors. The youngest whisky in the blend was barrel aged for 12-years. The whisky is bottled at 80-proof.

Chivas Regal has long set the standard by which other Scotch whiskies are measured. The whisky has a glorious amber hue and wafting, slightly sweet bouquet of malty, fruity and cedar-laced aromas. Its velvety smooth body rolls over the palate delivering an array of delectable buttery flavors that fill the mouth and linger. The protracted finish is a spectacularly flavorful affair of coffee, butterscotch, vanilla, malt and a hint of peaty smoke.

From start to finish Chivas Regal is truly a magnificent dram. It’s hard to imagine a more elegant spirit experience then to take a sip from this benchmark whisky.