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Chivas is one of the most iconic whisky producers in the world. Its roots go back to the year 1801, when the brothers James and John Chivas founded a groceries trading firm. The enterprise grew quickly, establishing a stellar reputation, and in 1843 Chivas Brothers Ltd was made an official supplier ? 'purveyor' of course ? to the royal court of Queen Victoria. Having begun to blend whisky at around the same time, the firm was soon spreading around the world. When the phylloxera plague in the late 19th century destroyed most of the vineyards in France and brandy and wine consumers turned to whisky, Chivas was there. The folly of prohibition in the USA in the twenties made the country off-limits for a few years, but Chivas' whisky was back on the American market in 1938. Nowadays Chivas Regal is a global icon, and one of the most recognisable brands of scotch whisky anywhere across the globe.

The making of Chivas Regal Whisky

The production of Chivas whisky begins with the malting of barley, whereby the grain is soaked in water to instigate germination and then dried over fire to halt it. Often dried over burning peat, scotch whisky is known for its varying degree of 'peatiness'. After the following mashing process, the beer-like liquid that results goes into distillation. At Chivas' distillery in the Scottish town of Keith, master distiller Colin Scott oversees the whisky's time in the copper pot stills. After distillation, the whisky is placed in oak casks for aging. Every whisky that wants to call itself scotch has to have been in an oak barrel in Scotland for at least three years prior to bottling ? Chivas' whisky is all aged for a minimum of twelve years. After the whisky has been aged, Chivas' Colin Scott takes care of the blending, a process he likens to the composition of a symphony ? identifying and harmonising the various aromas and characteristics of each whisky to produce a balanced and rounded whole.

Chivas Regal Whisky ? Chivas' beautiful blended scotch whisky!

Chivas has plenty of whisky to try, and you can purchase many of their wonderful varieties in the online shop here at Urban Drinks. There's a 12, an 18, and a 25 year-old Chivas scotch whisky, as well as a couple of older limited editions.

Amber in the glass, Chivas Regal Scotch 12 YO Whisky is well-known for its fantastic fruity scent and malty taste. Honey notes on the nose and the palate give this whisky a delicious sweetness. Chivas' 18 year-old whisky has been around since 1997 and has won numerous awards in the meantime. Fans love its sweet opening and long, peaty, smooth finish. The ladder of luxury still has a few rungs to be climbed here at Urban Drinks ? with the 21 and 25 year-old Chivas editions available to purchase in our online shop. So cheers! Raise a toast of Chivas and ? enjoy it with friends.

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