Chivas Regal may have hit the market at the turn of the 20th century, but its history can be traced back to a grocery business established in Aberdeen back in 1801, which sold “quality provisions, wine and spirits” – and also with the birth of brothers James and John Chivas. Born into a family of tenant farmers in 1810 and 1814 respectively, they left their rural home in 1836 to work in the city; James as a partner in the grocery business, John at a wholesale firm.
Colour: Radiant, warm amber.
Nose: An aromatic infusion of wild herbs, heather, honey and orchard fruits.
Taste: Round and creamy with a full, rich taste of honey and ripe pears, with vanilla, hazelnut and butterscotch notes.
Finish: Rich and lingering.