Chivas Regal Extra 13 years old, Tequila Cask Finish /40%/ –
In the early spring of 2020 Chivas Bros. announced launch of the Chivas Extra 13 Collection, a range of four 13 years old blended whiskies that deliver extra flavor thanks to employing four various casks during the whisky-making process: Oloroso Sherry, American Rye Whiskey, Rum and Tequila. The collection is inspired by founding brothers, John and James Chivas, who imported exotic spices, premium spirits and food items and produced their own blended whisky. The base of their operations was located at 13 King Street, Aberdeen. The whisky presented here was “selectively finished in tequila casks”, what means that part of each batch was finished in casks, which previously held tequila. The presentation includes artwork by renowned street artist, Greg Gossel featuring Aztec patterns and iconic ‘Dia de los Muertos skulls’.
Nose: pretty light, vanilla sugar, honey, green apples, citrus zest, green tea, chocolate-coated biscuits and hints of green oak.
Palate: light and soft, breakfast cereals, vanilla, brown sugar, apples, peaches, pineapples, grapefruits, cinnamon, white pepper and hint of nutmeg.
Finish: fairly long, with notes of vanilla, caramel, white pepper, apples, lemon peel and oak.