What are some facts about Chivas?


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Chivas Regal is blended Scotch Whisky that includes a line of five different varieties, as of 2015. They are Chivas Regal Extra, Chivas Regal 12 Year Old, the Chivas Brothers' Blend, Chivas Regal 18 Year Old and Chivas Regal 25 Year Old. The company was founded by the Chivas Brothers in 1801. The Strathisla Distillery, where Chivas Regal is made, is located in Keith, Banffshire , Scotland.

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The Chivas Brothers, James and John, began their partnership by establishing a store that store sold luxury foodstuffs such as coffee, exotic spices, French brandies and Caribbean rums. In the 1850s, they began to blend various whiskies in order to create a proprietary blend to sell to their wealthy clientele. In 1909, the brothers began exporting Chivas Regal 25 Year Old from Scotland to America.

The Strathisla distillery, founded in 1786, is the oldest working distillery in the Highlands of Scotland. The distillery is owned by Chivas Brothers and employs Colin Scott as the master distiller/blender.

Frank Sinatra and Hunter S. Thompson were both fans of Chivas Regal whisky, and the drink has been represented in many American TV shows including "Boston Legal," "Mad Men" and "Banshee."

Liquor.com recommends that customers drink Chivas Regal straight, on the rocks, with a bit of water or mixed with club soda or ginger ale.

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