Chivas Brothers, has announced the launch of a new expression from its Chivas Extra 13 collection.
Chivas Extra 13 Irish Whiskey Cask Selection (40% ABV) is a 13 Year Old blended Scotch whisky, which was "selectively" finished in Irish whiskey casks.
|Chivas Extra 13 Irish Whiskey Cask Selection|
This latest release which is the first Scotch whisky in the Chivas portfolio to be finished in Irish whiskey casks, joins the other five expressions in the range which have been finished or matured in casks that previously held American Rye, Rum, Tequila, Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon.
The Chivas Extra 13 collection, 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.
Chivas Extra 13 Irish Whiskey Cask Selection, is said to deliver notes of subtle spice, red apple and cream soda on the nose, complemented by set honey on the palate.
Commenting on the launch, Sandy Hyslop, Director of Blending at Chivas, said: “We are very excited to be adding another expression to our Chivas Extra 13 collection. After the success of the previous expressions in the range, we felt the time was right to bolster the collection with a new variant selectively finished in Irish whiskey casks. At Chivas, we believe that blended is better and this is perfectly demonstrated through the unique and experimental Extra 13 range, which is pushing the boundaries of traditional Scotch whisky.”
Chivas Extra 13 Irish Whiskey Cask Selection, will be available later this month exclusively through travel retail outlets. RRP (tbc).
Posted by Steve Rush