LONDON, June 10, 2015 /CNW/ - It has been more than a century since Chivas Regal established itself as the world's first luxury whisky, and today Chivas Regal introduces a symbol of luxury for a new era - Chivas Regal The Icon.
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Born of craftsmanship…
Icons aren't made, they're born. A blend of some of the rarest and oldest whiskies available to Chivas Regal, Chivas Regal The Icon is the pinnacle of the range. To taste Chivas Regal The Icon is to savour the finest craftsmanship that has gone into each and every bottle created.
Chivas Regal The Icon is the culmination of history, and an embodiment of craftsmanship and tradition married with the unparalleled expertise of Chivas Regal's Master Blender Colin Scott.
This ultra-prestige Scotch whisky is an exceptionally smooth blend of much sought after whiskies from more than 20 distilleries across Scotland, including some rare whiskies from distilleries now lost forever.
Chivas Regal The Icon is the perfect balance of old and new, with each distillery imparting its own unique characteristics. At its heart lie the rarest malts from Strathisla, the spiritual home of Chivas Regal, and the oldest continuously operating distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Accented with hand-selected single malts from Longmorn and Glen Keith, Chivas Regal The Icon is a bold, balanced and unforgettable blend specifically developed with discerning whisky connoisseurs in mind.
Each year, the Master Blender will produce a limited number of bottles of this luxurious Scotch whisky, making it a must have product for whisky adorers and collectors alike.
Handcrafted and exquisitely finished…
Befitting of the luxury liquid within, each bottle of Chivas Regal The Icon is presented in a hand-blown crystal decanter created by expert craftsmen at Dartington Crystal. The glass is delicately etched and finished with precision crafted metalwork and presented in sublime green glassware in homage to the original green Chivas Regal bottle that captured the world's attention in 1909. Adorned with a signature luckenbooth stopper, a traditional Celtic symbol of love, the distinctive bottle is certain to be adored by whisky enthusiasts around the world.
A celebration of craftsmanship and excellence, Chivas Regal The Icon is Chivas Regal at its very best. With exceptional character and an incredibly long and luscious finish, rich notes of honey, vanilla and dark chocolate are balanced by subtle hazelnut influences from the cask, delivering a long and luxurious finish in the smooth Chivas house style.
Colin Scott, Chivas Regal's Master Blender, commented:
"Chivas Regal The Icon is a truly exquisite blend - perfectly smooth with an intense concentration of sumptuous flavours that develop into an exceptionally long, lingering finish. I am proud to present this luxurious expression of the Chivas Regal house style to you."
The inaugural edition of Chivas Regal The Icon will be made available to purchase for the very first time exclusively from Dubai Travel Retail from May - September 2015. This luxury Scotch whisky will then be available globally at 40% ABV in 70cl bottles. Chivas Regal The Icon retails in Global Travel Retail for RRP of $3,500 (USD).
A taste of the past. An Icon for the future.
Notes to Editors
By 1909, Chivas Brothers had developed a wide reputation for producing luxury goods, which they shipped around the world. The Chivas Brothers had extensive knowledge and expertise on the aging and blending of whiskies and built up extensive stocks of maturing whisky.
Chivas Regal released a 25 year old whisky in 1909, and met the regulatory requirements for bottling and labeling, a feat that hadn't been accomplished by any other companies or brands at the time, establishing it as the world's first luxury whisky.
About Chivas Regal
Launched in 1909, Chivas Regal is the world's first luxury whisky and is considered to be a timeless classic, renowned for style, substance and exclusivity.
A truly global brand, Chivas Regal today sells 4.6 million 9L cases annually in more than 150 countries across the globe. Brotherhood, generosity, entrepreneurship and integrity are at the heart of Chivas Regal so in 2008, the brand launched its successful Live with Chivalry campaign, which has inspired Modern Gentlemen in more than 60 countries around the world to pursue success with integrity.
The Chivas Regal range includes Chivas 12, Chivas 18, Chivas 25 and the Global Travel Retail exclusive, Chivas Brothers Blend. In October 2014, Chivas Regal announced the addition of a fifth permanent expression in the Chivas Regal family, Chivas Regal Extra, sitting within the super-premium range, positioned between Chivas 12 and Chivas 18.
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