Chivas 18 is a brand of blended Scotch whisky made by the Chivas Regal company of Scotland. As a blended whisky, it contains both grain and malt whisky, and each of the 20 whiskys in the blend is aged for at least 18 years.
The foundation whisky for Chivas is Strathisla, a Speyside distillery that was bought by Chivas in the 1950's.
Chivas 18 is a warm amber-gold color, with dried fruit and buttered toast aromas. The palate is rich and fairly oily, with more dried fruit nots mixed with warm toffee and a hint of peatsmoke on the long finish. Chivas 18 is bottled at 80 proof.
Some popular cocktails containing Chivas 18
- The 18th Alchemist — Blended Scotch, Bitters, Water, Demerara syrup, Coffee