Chivas Regal is one of the most renowned blended whiskies in the world. Its fruity, nutty, dry taste makes it relatively easy to drink, even for those who are not used to drinking whisky.
They offer a wide range of products, from affordable, cost-effective brands to luxury brands. In this article, we will explain the history and characteristics of Chivas Regal and then introduce the product lineup.
Characteristics of Chivas Regal
Chivas Regal is one of the blended whiskies that is easy to drink, even for beginners, and has a loyal following around the world. The key to the taste of blended whisky is the core distillery malt, known as “key malt”, which is the core of blended whisky. Chivas Regal’s key malts are mostly single malts from the Speyside region of Scotland.
The line-up also includes several different brands with different ages, matured barrels, and percentages of malt and grain whiskey. Each brand offers a different flavor direction. Particularly appealing is the fact that they produce unusual whiskeys, such as brands that use Quercus spp. as matured barrels and brands that blend only single malts.
Chivas Regal’s process
One of the leading key malts in Chivas Regal is whisky. It has a strong fruity aroma and a rich, nutty, dry taste derived from barrel aging, which can be found in Chivas Regal. It is also blended with malt and grain whiskies such as Glenlivet, Longmorn and Benriach, all of which have a gorgeous, robust body.
Strathayeira also uses part of the brewing water from an old spring called Fonz Buen. This brings out the character and flavor of Chivas Regal while still preserving the flavor of the time. Chivas Regal is a brand that is well known for its commitment to the production process.
History of Chivas Regal
Chivas Regal was produced by the Chivas brothers, who ran a shop in Scotland that sold coffee, brandy and other fine goods. Single malt whisky at the time was uneven in taste, and the demand for blended whisky was driven by the wealthy who wanted something better.
The Chivas brothers began making blended whiskey in the basement of a grocery store in the 1850s, and in the early 1900s, the first blender created the world’s first 25-year old blended whiskey, which they named “Chivas Regal”. The word “Chivas” is taken from the name of the founding brothers, the Chivas Brothers, and “Regal” means “worthy of a champion” or “dignified.
This led to exports to the U.S., where it became one of America’s most popular whiskey brands until the 1920s, when Prohibition took effect. Then, in 1938, Chivas Regal was revived as the world’s first product to be labeled “12 Years Old” and has remained so to this day.
Types of Chivas Regal
Chivas Regal 12 years
This product is a blend of only whiskey that is 12 years old or older. It is one of the most representative products in the Chivas Regal lineup and has a high market share in terms of blended whiskeys as a whole.
It has a gorgeous, fruity aroma and a clean taste with hints of green apples and pears, with a nutty, dry flavor that comes from aging in barrels.It won a Gold Award at the 2018 International Spirits Challenge and a Gold Award at the Scotch Whisky Masters that year! This whisky has a worldwide reputation, including the fact that it’s the most popular whisky in the world.
It is recommended for those who don’t like quirky whisky and those who are new to whisky because of its mellow and creamy taste. It’s affordable and easy to buy, and it’s easy to drink with a long, soft finish. It can be drunk straight, on the rocks, or in highballs, but can also be used as a cocktail base for John Collins, Rob Roy, and Old Fashioned.
Chivas Regal 18 years old
This product is made with the luxury of original malt and grain aged for over 18 years. The world’s foremost blender, Colin Scott, has carefully selected 85 different types of malt and grains to create a unique blend.
In the mouth, each malt reveals its own personality one after the other, creating a complex and persistent flavor profile. The floral aroma is gorgeous and noble, and the elegant sweetness of vanilla and honey is followed by a complex combination of savory hazelnut, fresh aromas of green apple and pear that lingers for a long time.
It won Gold at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and has always been highly acclaimed, winning Best Gold Medal (Double Gold Medal) at the same competition in 2013.
It’s creamy and mellow and easy for beginners to drink, yet has a complex flavor profile that will blow even whisky lovers away, making it the perfect gift. In addition to drinking it straight or on the rocks, we recommend drinking Twice Up with room temperature water 1:1 to enjoy the full aromatic flavor of the whisky.
Chivas Regal 25 years old
A rare, limited-edition production of the finest original wine aged for over 25 years, with a serial number on the bottle. A reissue of the early 1900s Chivas Regal that led to its entry into the U.S., this product has been brought back to modern times as a masterpiece by honorary master blender Colin Scott.
It differs from its younger counterparts in that it offers fruity notes of orange and peach, as well as a rich sweetness of chocolate and vanilla. Elegant and deep oak notes provide a rich and luxurious finish.
In 2013, this highly acclaimed product, along with Chivas Regal 18 Year Old, won the best gold medal (double gold medal) at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Housed in a stately gift box and wrapped in an ornate label design, the bottle has a luxurious feel and is a great gift for someone special or for celebrations such as anniversaries.
Chivas Regal Mizunara Whisky
Based on Chivas Regal 12 Year Old, this is a special product created by Honorary Master Blender Colin Scott for his fans in Japan. The original sake is blended and then aged in oak barrels native to Japan, giving it a sweet aroma like sandalwood and other aromatic woods.
The fruity, refreshing aroma and nutty scent is combined with a mild sweetness derived from Quercus crispus, resulting in an overall delicate and smooth taste. As with the Chivas Regal 12 Year Old, it’s easy to drink and smooth, making it a great choice for beginners.
The blend of Scottish heritage and Japanese flavours makes this product a perfect accompaniment to Japanese food. It has a stronger sweetness than most of the Chivas Regal brands and is recommended for those with a sweet tooth.
Chivas Regal Brothers Blend
This product was launched in 2012 exclusively in duty-free stores. This special edition pays tribute to the founder of Chivas Regal, the Chivas Brothers, by increasing the proportion of the brand’s core Key Malt Strath Islay and Longmorn blends to create a taste that is distinctly Chivas Regal.
Ripe fruit flavors with honey sweetness and a creamy, mellow finish. This is the softer, smoother and smoother version of Chivas Regal and is the perfect complement to the key malt flavors that characterize the product.
Chivas Regal Artis
Altis is a term coined from the English word “ULTIMATE” and the Latin word “FORTIS” (power). This is the first blended malt whisky in the brand’s history, created by five different malts in honor of the five previous master blenders who have preserved and carried on the traditions of Chivas Regal.
Five different malts from five different distilleries – Strathisla, Longmorn, Tormor, Altabane and Brayval – create rich aromas and unique, deep flavors. Fruity flavours are at the core of the whole, but the sweet notes of peaches and apples are overlaid with a hint of spicy cinnamon and honey, with vanilla and apricot flavours.
The bottle cap features a five-ring design representing five master blenders and five different malts, while the bottom of the bottle and the gift box are designed with the number “V” meaning “5”. This is the ultimate in flavor and packaging. This is a masterpiece of sake that you should taste while thinking about the craftsmanship of successive blenders.
Chivas Regal Icon
It is a special, top-of-the-line product created as an icon of whisky around the world. As with the rest of the range, the key malt is whisky, but it is made from a select few rare and rare origins, including the originals from now-defunct distilleries.
The richest flavours are the ultimate in fruity, lightly sweet and bitter aromas and nutty barrel-derived flavours. Each bottle is hand-blown in a crystal decanter by the renowned British glass manufacturer Dartington, and comes with a luxurious metallic label.
The trunk-style cases are the epitome of luxury. Although very expensive, it is a luxurious top-of-the-line piece that you will want to display with the case when you buy it.
Chivas Regal is a historic blended whisky that is still leading the way in modern times. It is popular with whisky enthusiasts because of the complex flavours of the blend, but it is also better suited to beginners because it is less cloying than single malts. Each type of whisky has a different taste, so it’s a good idea to compare them.