The Chivas Extra 13 Collection, is a range of four 13 Year Old whiskies, which are said to deliver “extra flavour” thanks to the addition of one of four cask types during the whisky-making process.
|The Chivas Extra 13 Collection|
Chivas Extra 13 Oloroso Sherry Cask (40% ABV) Matured in Oloroso sherry casks, which are said to deliver a richer finish, with hints of sweet ripe pears in syrup, vanilla caramel, cinnamon sweets and almonds.
Chivas Extra 13 Rum Cask (40% ABV) Finished in a rum casks, which are said to deliver a sweet finish with rich flavours of juicy orange, sweet apricot jam, honey and spicy cinnamon.
Chivas Extra 13 American Rye Cask (40% ABV) Finished in American Rye casks, which are said to deliver an exceptionally smooth and mellow finish, with flavours of sweet and juicy orange and creamy milk chocolate.
Chivas Extra 13 Tequila Cask (40% ABV) Finished in Tequila casks, which are said to deliver a sweet and round finish, with hints of grapefruit and pineapple.
The new collection, which features artwork by renowned street artist Greg Gossel, is inspired by pioneering whisky blenders and founding brothers James and John Chivas who imported rums, exotic spices, and luxury food items from across the globe to their emporium at 13 King Street, Aberdeen.
Each additional cask brought into the maturation or finishing process is said to impart its own unique combination of characteristics into the Chivas blend.
Commenting on the launch, Sandy Hyslop, Director of Blending at Chivas, said: “The Extra 13 collection represents new territory for Chivas as we continue to open up the world of Scotch whisky to new audiences and fresh experiences. At Chivas we believe that blended is better – and nowhere is this more evident than with our new collection, which blends exceptional Scotch with a diverse, internationally-inspired palette of flavours.”
The new Chivas Extra 13 Sherry Cask, American Rye Cask and Tequila Cask bottlings will be available later this month from specialist retailers. The Chivas Extra 13 Rum Cask will be available from July, exclusively through travel retail outlets. (RRP’s tbc).
Posted by Steve Rush