Chivas Regal Mizunara was the world’s first Scotch whisky to be selectively finished in sought-after Japanese Mizunara oak casks, and marked a new milestone in innovative whisky-making when it was first unveiled exclusively in Japan in 2013. Following success in Japan and subsequently France and Thailand, now whisky aficionados in Malaysia will be able to experience the unique taste of Chivas Regal Mizunara.
The process of crafting Chivas Regal Mizunara is highly bespoke, involving the introduction of Mizunara oak casks to the finishing process. These casks, crafted from trees indigenous to Japan, are extremely scarce, and renowned for their distinctive porous nature – making whiskies finished in Mizunara casks some of the most coveted amongst whisky blenders and collectors.
A blend of the finest single malt and grain whiskies, Chivas Regal Mizunara is rich and fruity on the nose, presenting aromas of pear and orange, while the taste is smooth and rich with honey sweetness and a trace of hazelnut. Mizunara casks are celebrated for imparting a subtle yet distinctive spicy finish, with Chivas Regal Mizunara showcasing this unique influence on the smooth, generous flavour profile of the Chivas house style.
Colour: Golden treacle.
Nose: White peach, vanilla-rich cream and toffee-coated pears. Subtly nutty.
Palate: Sweet and Flora, though hints of baking spices bring balance and body.
Finish: Still packed with fruit, with a hint of aniseed hiding within.