In late 2016 Chivas Regal launched a new 100% blended malt, Chivas Regal Ultis, a tribute to five generations of Master Blenders who have spent their life’s work creating the Chivas signature style since 1909.
Chivas Ultis is a blend of five signature malts of the Chivas house style, Strathisla, Longmorn, Tormore, Allt A’Bhainne and Braeval. “Each malt and each individual blender have added an element of expertise to the whisky, which is unique to the blend”, says Master Blender, Colin Scott.
To celebrate the launch, Hollywood actor and Captain America star Chris Evans was in Australia fulfilling his responsibilities as Asia Pacific Ambassador for Chivas Regal. Accompanied by Australian Chivas Regal Ambassador Michael Klim, both men are part of Chivas latest campaign, Win the Right Way. The two stars hosted the launch event held at regal Palmer & Co in Sydney which included five individual tasting stations allocated for each blend that makes up Chivas Regal Ultis. Tormore for its citrus notes, Longmore for hints of creamy vanilla, stone fruit flavours in Strathisla, A’Bhainne for spice and Braeval for floral notes and the satisfying finish.
I got the opportunity to sit down with Chris after the event and discuss his role as Ambassador for Chivas – one he claims is effortless given his passion for the Chivas brand from an early age. We shared a Chivas Regal Ultis and chatted about his preparation for his Captain America role and had a chuckle about some of his former characters, Jake Wyler in particular. Chris was an exceptionally nice chap and a perfect fit for Chivas!
Chivas Regal Ultis Tasting Notes:
- Nose: The aroma presents ripe peach and red apples with accompanying cinnamon, fudge and honey infusions.
- Taste: Tasting reveals a smooth vanilla texture, brimming with clementine and apricots, before giving way to a background of soft caramel, spicy cloves and ginger.
- Finish: A bold finish is long with a warm hint of heather, leaving a satisfyingly full experience.
Chivas Regal Ultis 700ml is available now through selected retailers at RRP of $220 AUD and from December at Duty-Free retailers in a travellers exclusive 1 litre at $265 RRP.
Event photos by Anna Kucera