If you consider yourself a connoisseur of fine whisky, then you will want to get your hands on the new Chivas Regal Extra. As the brand’s latest blend in over eight years, there is naturally a lot of hype regarding the palate of this exciting new whisky.
As of writing, the new blend is scheduled for select US markets only such as Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Chicago, Northern California and Texas so tough luck if you don’t live in any of these places. It will eventually become available elsewhere later in the year, but die-hard fans of Chivas may make the trip to these select markets just for a sip after reading the drink’s tasting notes. Here’s an excerpt, “This blend has a fruity, sweet nose with notes of ripe pears, creamy toffee and a hint of ginger. The ripe pears continue on the palate, with sweet tropical flavours of melons and soft notes of vanilla and caramel, blending with spicy notes of cinnamon and hints of almonds.”
“Chivas Regal Extra brings together the renowned smoothness of the Chivas house style, using Strathisla Single Malt at the heart of the blend, with a fuller taste profile coming from a higher proportion of malts matured in sherry casks,” explains Laurent Cutier, Scotch Brand Director at Pernod Ricard. On the subject of availability, he commented: “The US launch of Chivas Regal Extra marks a milestone for Chivas Regal and we are dedicated to continuing to bring innovative and quality tastes to our US consumers.”
Nothing is known about the pricing yet but as this is a Chivas blend, you can certainly expect to pay a pretty penny for it. Visit www.chivas.com for the latest updates as well as a selection of easy-to-follow cocktail recipes. cs