We start the new year with Chivas Regal Ultis, the first blended malt Scotch whisky from the House of Chivas. It’s an uncompromising and visionary expression of Chivas’ inimitable style; the ideal drink for the discerning gent.
Launched in tribute to the vision, commitment and mastery of five generations of Master Blenders, namely Charles Howard, Charles Julian, Allan Baillie, Jimmy Lang and Colin Scott, Chivas Regal Ultis uses only five of the most precious, signature single malts from Speyside, Scotland. These are the only individuals who have spent their life’s work mastering Chivas’ famous house style since 1909.
From millions of casks in the Chivas Brothers inventory, less than 1% has been hand-selected by the expert blending team to create the complex flavours of Chivas Regal Ultis.
This traditional method of individually nosing each cask ensures superior quality. Distilled exclusively in copper pot stills, these precious and treasured old single malts result in a commanding whisky with a rich golden hue.
The powerful aroma presents ripe peach and red apples with accompanying cinnamon, fudge and honey infusions, whilst the taste reveals a smooth vanilla texture, brimming with clementine and apricots, before giving way to a background of soft caramel, spicy cloves and ginger. The bold finish is long with a warm hint of heather, leaving a satisfyingly full experience.
Colin Scott, Chivas Regal Master Blender, said: “I am honoured to be one of only five Chivas Regal Master Blenders to have spent our life’s work mastering the famous Chivas house style. I feel privileged to have continued the craftsmanship, and I believe that Chivas Regal Ultis represents the true essence of Chivas Regal.”
Chivas Regal Ultis – Where and How?
Chivas Regal Ultis (70cl / 40% alcohol) is now available from Harrods and Harrods.com at an RRP of £180.00. For more information, visit www.chivas.com.
By Simon Wittenberg