Chivas Regal Mizunara
Chivas Regal MIZUNARA Special Edition is a Scotch whisky inspired by Japan. It was created by Master Blender Colin Scott with the Japanese palate in mind. Part of the blend is aged in Japanese Mizunara casks. Mizunara is Japanese oak and it’s used to age Japanese whisky such as Suntory’s Yamazaki Single Malt. This is the first time a Scotch whisky has aged in Japanese wood! East meets West in a bottle.
Originally released for the Japanese market, this special edition of Chivas Regal blended Scotch whisky was inspired by a trip that Master Distiller Colin Scott took to Japan. Part of the blend was matured in Mizunara oak casks, which is always intriguing.
The art of blending whisky is an authentic Scottish craft, with a proud heritage that dates back to the 1850’s. Inspired after a tour of Japan, Colin Scott decided to carefully handcraft a bespoke blend for the Japanese palate. Selecting only the very richest and finest of single malt and grain whiskies, Chivas Regal Mizunara has been selectively finished in Mizunara oak casks.
Mizunara oak – crafted from trees indigenous to Japan – is extremely rare and renowned for its distinctive porous nature, which requires expert maturation and blending capabilities. The difficulty is worth it, as it imparts the whisky with a very unique flavour.
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.
Nose: White peach, toffee-coated pears and vanilla-rich cream. Subtly nutty.
Palate: Floral and sweet, though hints of baking spices bring balance and body.
Finish: Still packed with fruit, with a hint of aniseed hiding within.