whisky cask influence


whisky cask influence


您會發現,還沒有幾種烈酒有像威士忌這麼豐富的背景故事。威士忌的起源可以追溯至 1,000 年前,當時歐洲大陸的僧侶遷移至蘇格蘭和愛爾蘭,開始發酵穀物以彌補葡萄和葡萄園的不足。如今我們有了無數種威士忌,最主要的區別就在單一麥芽威士忌和調和威士忌之間。



When someone says they prefer single malt, it simply means they like whisky made from a single distillery. Alternatively, blended whisky is made by skilfully combining different single malts and grain whiskies to make something rich and complex.

Only your taste buds can tell you which you prefer, so the smart way to find out is to try for yourself. You could discover a single malt with a one-of-a-kind flavour you can’t find anywhere else, or you might prefer how a skilfully blended whisky brings together a world of flavours.

We produce a wide range of blended Scotch whiskies, expertly combining different malt and grain whiskies to create something effortlessly smooth and packed with varying flavour notes. Blending like this is an art form, similar to how great chefs take high-quality individual ingredients and create something outstanding. As Chivas Regal Master Blender, Sandy Hyslop puts it: “Blending whisky is like cooking: the ingredients are all unique but when those ingredients come together, you can create something extraordinary and complex.”

Chivas 使用了哪些單一麥芽威士忌和穀物威士忌?

At Chivas Regal, we use a blend of single malt and grain whiskies from Scotland’s very best distilleries. These include the hugely respected Strathclyde and Longmorn distilleries, and of course, the legendary Strathisla Distillery, which produces the single malt at the heart of our blends.

Based in the Speyside region of the Scottish Highlands, this picturesque distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland, dating all the way back to 1786. The single malt from here has a flavour profile like no other, full of the rich, floral and fruity notes that play a vital role in all Chivas whiskies. You can even visit Strathisla personally to try the single malt at its source.

Chivas Ultis is our only blend made without grain whisky, but instead uses an elegant blend of five hand-picked single malt whiskies that pays tribute to five generations of Master Blenders. But grain whiskies shouldn’t be overlooked – they provide the creamy taste that brings the single malts together, creating the characteristic smoothness found across all Chivas whiskies.

要成為 Chivas 首席調酒師需要世界一流的專業知識,以及對威士忌無與倫比的了解

And as the current Master Blender, Sandy Hyslop explains, a good sense of smell is essential: “A Master Blender is someone that has a fantastic sense of smell. Your nose is by far the most important tool as a professional blender. To put it in context, I probably nose 1,500-2,000 samples a week yet taste around five.”

These skills are used to work out exactly how a whisky’s blend of characters will combine and develop over time. This goes back centuries, to when James Chivas started experimenting with the art of blending in the 1800s, leading to the kind of smoother and more consistent spirit that his customers loved.

Chivas Regal pushes the boundaries of Scotch whisky. You can taste this in the use of cask finishing in our innovative Chivas Extra 13 range. These selective finishes and maturations involve drawing notes from the liquids previously stored in the barrels – such as sherryrum, tequila and rye – to enhance the flavour of the whisky.


Chivas 在威士忌的領域將傳統與尖端的現代理念相結合,創造出一系列變化萬千的調和威士忌。品飲 Chivas 威士忌的方式有無數種,從純飲到加冰,再到利用各種廣受喜愛的調酒,您可以盡情發揮您的調酒技巧。

可以混合 Chivas 12 和蘇打水,製作經典的 Whisky Highball,或是利用 Extra 13 系列的異國風情香氣,調製清爽的創意調酒,例如 Extra Sangria 或是充滿熱帶風情的 Extra Colada。

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Chivas Ultis 有著極致的變化性,是我們所獨有的萬能款單一麥芽調和威士忌。重要場合需要喝點東西慶祝嗎?沒有什麼比 Chivas XV 香檳調酒更適合盛大派對的開場了。

無論您是喜歡 Chivas 純飲,還是喜愛炒熱派對氣氛的調酒,總會有一款適合您的完美蘇格蘭威士忌。無論您是專家還是初學者,了解單一麥芽威士忌和調和威士忌的區別以及使用方法,都能讓您成為絕讚的派對主人。