Chivas Regal 18 Year Old

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I don’t think much introduction is needed for Chivas Regal. But in case you’d like to brush up on the brand, we’ve got a bit of information in our post for the Chivas Regal 12 Year Old. Something I’d like to put into perspective as well is that Chivas Regal is one of those original gangster whisky makers that pushed whisky into the global commodity that it is. The Chivas brothers sold their first blend in the 1850‘s. This is basically during the birth of whisky as we know it today (bottled and advertised as opposed to something more akin to moonshine). For some context, Andrew Usher II marketed the first blend in 1853. Johnnie Walker began blending in 1867. The date for Dewar’s first blend is unclear but estimates say around 1860 or 1870. So Chivas is right there at the beginning. Pretty neat to think of the heritage here. Anyway, the current core line up consists of a 12 yo, 18 yo and 25 yo. We tried the 18 year old at the WOLS “Beauty of the Blend” tasting.

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