Chivas Regal MIZUNARA Special Edition is a Scotch whisky inspired by Japan. It was created by Master Blender Colin Scott with the Japanese palate in mind. Part of the blend is aged in Japanese Mizunara casks. Mizunara is Japanese oak and it's used to age Japanese whisky such as Suntory's Yamazaki Single Malt. This is the first time a Scotch whisky has aged in Japanese wood! East meets West in a bottle.
It was at the beginning of the 19th Century that blending pioneers James and John Chivas, two brothers from Aberdeen in Scotland, first combined different matured whiskies to create a unique ‘house’ character. Blending some of the finest maturing malt and grain Scotch whiskies, James and John were able to achieve consistently good results, setting a standard that would be handed down through generations.
In 1909, Chivas Brothers made distilling history by creating the world’s first luxury Scotch whisky – a 25 year old blend called Chivas Regal. This sophisticated whisky has since become an international legend.
Today, the guardian of the exceptional quality and famously consistent character of Chivas Regal is Master Blender Colin Scott, who has been involved with Chivas Brothers for more than 30 years – 20 of them in his present role.
Chivas Regal is an exceptional blended Scotch whisky made of hand-selected malt and grain whiskies. At the heart of all the Chivas Regal blends is the classic Speyside single malt whiskey, Strathisla. The Strathisla Distillery is the Scottish highlands’ oldest operating distillery, dating back to 1786, and the spiritual home of Chivas.
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A rich and fruity aroma, with pear and orange notes.
On the palate, it is smooth and rich with a honey sweetness and trace of hazelnut.
The finish is long, with a touch of Mizunara spice.