New “Chivas Regal” 20years in the making !

October 15, 2014

New products get launched every week, but when you’re invited to one that was 20 years in the making & can be traced back to 1801, you know you’re in for a winner! To top it off, it was a private & intimate tasting with only 15 guests directed by none less than Chivas Master Blender Colin Scott direct from Scotland.

The Star of the day was : Chivas Regal Extra

“An incredibly rich and discerning interpretation of the Chivas Signature style”


During an informative afternoon filled with questions that fussed from all corners of the room regarding Colin and his work, he informed us all “we don’t argue we discuss – You never argue with Scotch”. A Master Blender is also busy as the world is craving scotch, “for Chivas 12, were blending every week as we need to keep up with 1 bottle per second”. Colin let us in on a well kept secret which was the number of types of whiskey that make up a single blend “about 30 to 40 whiskey are used to make up 1 blend”.

Chivas Extra is deep in aroma, rich in fruitiness and generous in sweetness.We can now grasp even more the complexity of the job for the Master Blender to juggle with over 30 different whiskey each week to come up with the perfect batch…. #NoPressure


Tasting Notes


Dark in shade with a warm amber glow.


Fruity sweet with notes of ripe pears and melon, creamy toffee, milk chocolate, cinnamon and a hint of ginger.


Sweet ripe pears in syrup, vanilla caramel, cinnamon sweets and almonds in the background.


Beautifully rounded mouth feel, leading to a long, luxuriant sweet finish


On a very humorous note, Colin assured us that they do spit at work & don’t swallow otherwise the drive home won’t be too safe.

Australia was very lucky to have Chivas Regal as a world first for over a month & now available in the US & Europe as of next week, enjoy Chivas responsibly.

Thank you to the whole Chivas team  for a great afternoon & Joris for being my correspondent on the day,  I definitely know what dad is getting for xmas 😉


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Chivas Extra Immersion Session at Eau De Vie

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Chivas Extra Immersion Session at Eau De Vie

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Chivas Extra Immersion Session at Eau De Vie

Chivas Extra Immersion Session at Eau De Vie

Chivas Extra Immersion Session at Eau De Vie

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