About Chivas Regal The Icon Blended Scotch Whisky
A precious delicacy in the prestigious Chivas Regal range, Royal Salute The Icon Blended Scotch Whisky is a blend of more than 20 of Scotland's rarest whiskies. Some of them are truly irreplaceable – coming from ghost distilleries that no longer exist. Described as bold, balanced, and unforgettable, this extremely sought-after exquisite blend brings the rarest of malts together in a crystal decanter that is hand-blown and hand-finished at Dartington Crystal. Best enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or with a drop of water, this prestigious masterpiece will take center stage of any whisky aficionado's home bar.
Chivas Regal traces its roots back to 1801, when Chivas Brothers was established as an upscale grocery store in the Scottish town of Aberdeen. In addition to selling high-end food, coffee and spices, the store offered French brandies and Caribbean rums to its wealthy clientele. Widely considered the finest purveyors in all of Scotland, in 1843 Chivas Brothers was granted a royal warrant to provide goods to Queen Victoria.
James and John Chivas, who joined the family business in the mid-19th century, noticed a growing demand among their affluent customers for a smoother whisky. Unsatisfied with the products currently available on the market, James and John began experimenting with their own proprietary blends, quickly building a reputation as pioneers in the art of whisky blending. The duo released their first blend, Royal Glen Dee, in the 1850s, followed shortly thereafter by Royal Strathythan, each providing a springboard for future Chivas Regal creations.
Today, Chivas Regal calls Strathisla Distillery in Speyside, Scotland its home. There, Master Distiller Colin Scott, who has over 40 years experience in the industry, continues the Chivas Brothers tradition which began nearly two centuries ago. To create Royal Salute's signature smoothness, Scott blends single malt whisky produced at the Strathisla Distillery with dozens of other single malts, ultimately producing a scotch that is greater than the sum of its parts.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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