Chivas Regal has unveiled Chivas Regal Ultis, the first blended malt in the brand’s history and a vatting of five Speyside single malts.
The new expression is designed to be a tribute to the five master blenders who have maintained the Chivas house style since 1909: Charles Howard, Charles Julian, Allan Baillie, Jimmy Lang and current custodian master blender Colin Scott.
The five master blenders – and the five single malts – are referenced in the whisky’s packaging, which features a pen-clip closure etched with five rings, and the Roman figure five (V) on the base and label.
Describing the blend, Scott highlighted the ‘crystalline freshness’ of Tormore, the ‘contrasting hint of spicy warmth’ from Allt A’Bhainne, balance from Longmorn, the floral style of Braeval and the fruity sweetness of Strathisla.
He added: ‘Chivas Regal Ultis is a blend that draws on expertise that has been handed down throughout the centuries, and it will delight whisky connoisseurs around the world.’
Chivas Regal Ultis will be available at major retailers and in travel retail, with a recommended retail price of US$200 per bottle.