I must be some kind a lucky charm. Just a few weeks after my favourite vodka, ABSOLUT, triumphed at 2014 edition of the Ultimate Spirits challenge, one of my favourite whiskys, Chivas Regal, also claimed some overdue accolades.
Chivas 18 blew the people over at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition, claiming the Blended Scotch Whisky Trophy, with judges unanimous in their praise.
“Stone fruits lead in a very attractive nose with peach being most dominant. Nutmeg, cinnamon and sherry follow. Wonderfully warming in the mouth. Rich in sherry characters with raisins and plum. Vanilla is prominent in long, well sustained finish. Delightful” said one swooning panelist. High praise indeed.
Recognition from the IWSC - now in its impressive 45th year - marks the latest chapter of Chivas' long and rich history. Almost five million cases of Chivas Regal fly off of shelves across the world every year and the luxury whisky has come to represent a very particular type of drinker; the sophisticated, casual-connoisseur - if there ever were such a thing - who savours whisky as a marvel to behold. Like me.
So raise your glasses to Chivas - but do so responsibly, of course. For more information, visit www.chivasbrothers.com.