By Suzan Ryan, editor bars&clubs
Chivas Regal has launched Chivas Regal Extra, the first new expression added to its portfolio in almost ten years.
Chivas Regal Extra is a blended Scotch whisky that marries rare whiskies that have been matured in a higher proportion of sherry casks so as to carry the distillery’s award-winning house style to a new level.
Pernod Ricard says the new whisky offers "the signature richness and warmth of Chivas Regal, with additional layers of subtle spice".
"Fruity and sweet on the nose, its enchanting aroma of ripe pears and melon, creamy toffee and milk chocolate, balanced with cinnamon and a hint of ginger is crafted to truly excite the senses. The resulting taste is an alluring combination of sweet ripe pears in syrup and vanilla caramel, well balanced with the subtle warmth of cinnamon sweets and almonds in the background."
Chivas Regal Extra (40 per cent ABV) is available in all leading national liquor retailers, with an RRP of $73.