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JAPANESE OAK FINISH
An extraordinary celebration of the marriage between Scotch whisky and Japanese tradition. Rare Mizunara oak casks are selectively chosen to finish our complex 18-year-old house whisky, resulting in a voluptuous and velvety blend. Rich and fruity notes harmonise with aromatic spices in a superb tribute to Japanese discernment.
Because blended is better, in life and in Scotch.
James and John Chivas pioneered and excelled in the art of blending fine whiskies in the 19th century. This pioneering spirit has remained a key part of Chivas Regal today – and is none less fruitful than in the marriage of Scottish craft with Japanese tradition. Using rare and unique Mizunara oak casks, a new legacy has been created.
18 YEARS OLD,
JAPANESE OAK FINISH
Ageing the Chivas house style blend in Japanese oak casks produces gentle fragrant flavours. Finishing our 18-year-old blend in these casks elevates this to a remarkable level.
This exquisite blend is non chill-filtered to maintain its deep amber hue and bottled at a special strength of 48% abv to further concentrate the flavour notes in every single drop. It is an indulgent and intense magnification of the best that the Chivas Regal 18 year old has to offer.
Exclusively created for travellers.
RARE & UNIQUE CASKS
The Mizunara oak casks used to age our Chivas house blend are up to 200 years old. This not only makes them difficult to source, but tricky to work with. Our experienced master coopers use their refined skills to handcraft the oak barrels.
Nose: a sweet opening with honey, pears and ripe apples. Sweeter notes intensify into the exotic spices of sandalwood, vanilla and a hint of cloves, which are beautifully balanced by citrus orange and lemon rinds. Impressive maturity develops around ripe banana, with a subtle nuttiness.
Taste: sweet clementine orange, nutmeg, almonds, vanilla and homemade raspberry jam appear in a complex arrival, flowing into stewed apples, honey and a tantalising aromatic oak character.
Finish: spices and a sensation of incense perfectly offset by delicate fruitiness. An appetizing dryness provides complexity into the long finish.