Chivas Brothers introduced Royal Citation in December 1992 as a premium blend for the international duty-free market. Royal Citation has been described as a special edition of ages whiskies of which many have been married and received additional ageing in selected sherry casks.
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.