Chivas finishes part of blend in Irish whiskey casks
Blended Scotch brand Chivas has released its first whisky that uses some liquid finished in Irish whiskey casks.
Chivas Extra 13 Irish Whiskey Cask will be available exclusively through global travel retail from July.
A portion of the blend has spent time in Irish whiskey casks – a first for the brand. It sits at 40% ABV.
Sandy Hyslop, director of blending at Chivas, said: “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.”
Tasting notes include subtle spice, fresh red apple and soda on the nose, leading to honey on the palate. The finish is said to be smooth and sweet.
Liya Zhang, vice-president of marketing at Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail, said: “We are thrilled to launch the new Chivas Extra 13 Irish Whiskey Cask expression, exclusively for travel retail customers globally.
“The first of its kind blend includes Scotch heritage with the rich elements of Irish whiskey casks, offering shoppers and collectors a unique taste experience.”
Earlier this month, The Spirits Business compiled the list of 10 biggest-selling Scotch whiskies by volume, following the publishing of The Brand Champions 2023 report.