Forget what you know about whisky and how to drink it. Our newest release, Chivas XV, is an exciting blend that proves a serious whisky doesn’t need a serious setting to be enjoyed.
How it’s Made
Chivas XV is aged for a minimum of 15 years and selectively finished in Grande Champagne Cognac casks to bring out the luxuriously fruity and velvety flavours.
The secret to the exquisite taste lies in the unique way the whisky is blended. The Grande Champagne region (or cru) in France is renowned for producing the finest cognacs in the world and adds a rich, refined character to the whisky.
Once matured for 15 years in a variety of different oak casks, some of the whisky is then transferred into hand-selected French oak Grande Champagne Cognac casks before being blended once more with the Original blend. Bringing these casks together brings out the luxuriously fruity notes of the cognac and the smoothness that we’ve come to expect from Chivas Regal.
Sandy Hyslop, Director of Blending at Chivas Regal, said:
"It was a pleasure to bring the Chivas XV concept to life in the blending room – a first for Chivas, it combines our much loved generous house style with rich, velvety luxury. This 15 year old blend is the perfect drink to enjoy while out celebrating - a new addition to the Chivas portfolio that challenges the way we enjoy whisky. We love to experiment with new tastes and concepts and Chivas XV does just that – I can’t wait to see how whisky fans enjoy it!"
How to Enjoy it
The subtle influence of the cognac also makes it perfect to drink in new and exciting ways including shots and cocktails. So, whether it’s at a night out or a party, Chivas XV is the ultimate celebration drink.
From lickable gold paint to cognac-inspired cocktails, there’s a whole range of ways to experiment with Chivas XV. Find out more and try our signature serves and celebratory cocktails here.
Chivas XV is available exclusively in Duty Free until October 2018.