One of the most famous whisky names and the world’s first luxury whisky when brothers James and John Chivas released their debut whisky (a 25 year old blend) in 1909. But go back in time a wee bit further and you’ll find the Chivas business has roots dating back to 1801 and a grocery business in Aberdeen, Scotland.
James Chivas was a partner in the grocery business that had a royal warrant to supply Queen Victoria. They were supplying the Queen with food, with spirits, with wine, just about anything…she even asked for a quiet donkey that she could have to pull her around the ground!
This is their 13 Year Old blended scotch whisky aged for a minimum of 13 years with a portion aged in American Rye casks. The end result is a smooth and mellow style whisky. It’s best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or how about keeping it American and including your Chivas 13yo in a classic Manhattan?
50ml Chivas Extra Rye Cask
25ml sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Cherry, to garnish
Method: Pour all ingredients into a tumbler glass. Fill to the top with ice and stir for approx. 20 seconds. Add a few more ice cubes, and garnish with a cherry.
Comes presented in this Chivas 13 year old branded gift box and delivered anywhere in New Zealand with your personal gift message included.