Whisky isn’t just a drink; it’s a passion. From the intricacies of distilling to the art of blending, there’s a lot that goes into a flawless sip. Stopping to savour whisky and the work that goes into it is one of the finer things in life, whoever you are, so it’s important to find the right blend.
Whether you’re introducing someone to whisky or know a whisky aficionado, there’s something in the Chivas Regal collection for everyone. See which whisky to gift the different drammers in your life in our whisky gift guide below.
Whisky Gift Idea for Starters and Mixers: Chivas 12
Smooth, rich and generous – there’s a reason why Chivas 12 Year Old remains a classic. If you know someone that’s looking to start their whisky journey, a whisky gift that’s smooth is essential so not to overwhelm the palate. The desire for a smooth finish is exactly why John and James Chivas began blending whiskies back in the 19th century – and it’s a trait that’s still cherished in Chivas Regal today. Its versatile nature plays well with a range of mixers (especially soda in a Whisky Highball) and is great for experimenting with cocktails – this is the Chivas gift that will keep on giving new flavour experiences.
Whisky Gift Idea for Flavour Explorers: Chivas Extra 13
The Chivas Extra 13 range is the perfect whisky gift for those who love to explore new flavours, including Chivas Extra 13 Sherry Cask*, Chivas Extra 13 Rum Cask**, Chivas Extra 13 Tequila Cask*** and Chivas Extra 13 American Rye Cask****. Taking influence from flavours all over the world, each bottle includes a portion of blended Scotch whisky selectively finished or matured in sherry, rum, tequila and rye casks for a totally different way to enjoy Scotch whisky. Step into a world of extra flavour and get creative with playful cocktails like the Extra Sangria, Extra Colada, Extra Paloma and Extra Manhattan.
Whisky Gift Idea for Fusion Flavour Fans: Chivas Mizunara
Fusion food that merges east with west has been part of the dining scene for years. Now, we’ve created the perfect blend of east and west in the form of Chivas Mizunara. Selectively finishing* our classic Scotch blend in Japanese Mizunara oak casks pairs the typical Speyside flavours with hazelnut and spice. The perfect whisky gift for someone who usually receives Japanese whisky gifts or loves eastern flavours, this whisky is best enjoyed in a classic Whisky Highball so not to overpower the delicate flavour, or sipped slow and straight.
*A portion of this blended Scotch whisky is selectively finished in Japanese Mizunara oak casks.
Whisky Gift Idea for Occasion Celebrators: Chivas XV
If you know someone who loves to celebrate, look no further than Chivas XV. A portion of this 15-year-old blended Scotch whisky is selectively finished in cognac casks, resulting in a warm blend with notes of orange marmalade, rich sultanas and juicy plums. Our celebration whisky is fantastic in champagne cocktails and makes the perfect whisky gift experience for those looking to elevate their night.
Whisky Gift Idea for Experienced Drammers: Chivas 18
This flavour sensation is the perfect whisky gift for the experienced drammer in your life. Much like an indulgent tasting menu, Chivas 18 Year Old is all about an appreciation of flavours – all 85 of them, in fact. These include dark chocolate, dried fruits and buttery toffee. See how many your chosen lucky recipient can detect! Whether they enjoy it straight or in a classic Old Fashioned, this 18-year-old blend is award-winning for very good reason.
Whisky Gift Idea for Luxury Lovers: Chivas Ultis
Know someone who enjoys the finer things in life? Chivas Ultis is the first blended malt from the house of Chivas – and is certainly fine. Every drop contains five precious single malts, with notes of rich citrus, creamy toffee and thick honey. This excellent blend is the perfect whisky lover’s gift if you really want to treat your favourite whisky drinker this year.
Whisky Gift Idea for the Fans of the Classics - Chivas 25
Those who love the classics should look no further than Chivas 25. This rich and fruity 25-year-old blend was made famous as the world’s first luxury whisky, taking New York by storm in 1909. Despite its reign being cut short by Prohibition in 1920, Chivas 25 was reignited in 2007 – making there no better whisky lover’s gift. Who doesn’t love an original?
Whisky Gift Idea for Budding Master Blenders: Chivas The Blend
Want to gift something extra creative this year? The Blend Your Own Whisky gift set allows lucky recipients to try their hand at the art of blending whisky and enjoy a classic Chivas 12 miniature bottle, too. With floral, fruity, citrus, creamy and smoky notes all included, they’ll be able to create their own signature blend. Whether you’re buying for the whisky lover in your life or someone who’s looking to begin their whisky journey, this is the ultimate whisky gift experience that could reveal their talent as the next Master Blender.
Looking for a cocktail to pair with one of our blends? Check out our range of cocktail recipes.
* A portion of this blended Scotch whisky is selectively matured in Oloroso sherry casks
** A portion of this blended Scotch whisky is selectively finished in rum casks
*** A portion of this blended Scotch whisky is selectively finished in tequila casks
**** A portion of this blended Scotch whisky is selectively finished in American rye casks