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Chivas Regal FAQ

Whether you’re new to Chivas Regal or a long-time admirer, here are some answers to questions you may have about our luxury whisky brand.

What does Chivas Regal taste like?

Chivas Regal is a multiple award-winning whisky for a reason. Every sip is silky smooth and full of the world-famous Speyside malt flavours - but each blend has its own unique taste and aroma. We recommend exploring the tasting notes of the full collection to truly understand the Chivas range.

Does Chivas Regal get better with age?

Chivas Regal is aged for at least 12 years, ensuring every sip is reliably smooth. The wood from the oak casks breaks down the harsh flavours from the alcohol, resulting in a smoother taste as time passes. However, once bottled the ageing process stops.

Does Chivas Regal expire?

There is no expiry date for Chivas Regal as distilled spirits are shelf stable at ambient temperatures. To keep your unopened bottle in mint condition, we recommend that it is stored upright in a cool, ventilated environment of medium humidity, away from strong odours.

How to check my Chivas Regal bottle is original?

If you suspect your bottle of Chivas Regal to be fake, please send photos of the bottle and close-ups of the front and back labels, alongside your name, postal address and country, phone number, LOT code on the bottle (this is the mark on the bottle with the date and time beside it e.g. LKD 1234 2010/12/12 14:14), and where you bought it to contactus@chivas.com for someone to look into for you.

Where is Chivas Regal made?

Chivas Regal is produced at the beautiful Strathisla Distillery in Speyside, the oldest working distillery in the Scottish Highlands. It dates back to 1786 and was the first distillery owned by the Chivas brothers.

What does Chivas Regal mean?

The name comes from the Chivas brothers, James and John Chivas, who were born in the early 1800s. Their first business - selling high-end items and liquor - received a Royal Warrant in 1843, meaning they were responsible for providing goods to Queen Victoria herself. The name Chivas Regal was first used in 1909 with the launch of a 25-year-old whisky, which was the world’s first luxury whisky.

Where is the Chivas Regal distillery?

At Chivas Regal, we use a blend of single malt and grain whiskies from leading Scottish distilleries including Strathclyde and Longmorn, but the single malt produced at Strathisla sits at the heart of the Chivas Regal blend. This picturesque distillery is the oldest working distillery in the Scottish Highlands and is based in the Speyside region.

Is Chivas Regal gluten free?

Yes, Chivas Regal is free from gluten and completely safe for celiacs. Alcohol is made using cereals but gluten protein does not pass through the distillation process. You can see the full list of whisky ingredients here.

Does Chivas Regal contains sugar?

Served neat, Chivas Regal does contain any sugar. It also doesn’t contain any carbohydrates or fat.

Is Chivas Regal a single malt whisky?

Chivas Regal is a blended whisky, meaning it is made from a variety of high-quality single malt and grain whiskies from different distilleries. Our blenders use their expert knowledge of these malt and grain whiskies to combine them in a way that brings out the best elements of each, creating the smoothest blend.

How to drink Chivas Regal 12 year old?

Chivas Regal 12 is a versatile whisky, meaning it plays well with a range of mixers but can also be sipped neat, on the rocks or with water. To take your drink to the next level, try Chivas 12 in a whisky cocktail.

What to mix Chivas Regal with?

Whisky-lovers often drink Chivas Regal neat, on the rocks or with a few drops of water, but cocktails can take Chivas Regal to another level. We love a classic whisky highball, which pairs whisky with soda water, but there are endless possibilities of mixers including ginger ale, cola or juice. You can find some great whisky cocktail recipes here.

Who owns Chivas Regal?

Chivas Regal is owned by Chivas Brothers, who are responsible for some of the world’s most acclaimed Scotch whisky brands. Chivas Brothers is owned by the French drinks company Pernod Ricard.

How old is my Chivas Regal whisky?

We can help you discover the age of your Chivas Regal whisky. Simply send photos of the bottle, a close up of the bottle’s front and back labels, the bottom of the bottle and the carton (if you have it), to contactus@chivas.com and our archives team will look into dating the bottle for you.

How much is my old Chivas Regal whisky bottle worth?

We are unable to provide any valuations on bottles. It might help to check with a local auction house or professional valuer. Companies that regularly value and auction spirits include mctears.co.uk or bonhams.com.

Where can I buy Chivas Regal online and how much does it cost?

We do not advise on price or suppliers. Please conduct an online search to see your local Chivas suppliers.