It all started 1843 when Queen Victoria herself granted a Royal Warrant to the Chivas brothers, James and John, to supply premium Scotch whiskey to the royal family. With their humble beginnings in historic city of Aberdeen, Scotland, who would have thought that the Chivas brothers’ premium spirits could conquer the whole of Europe and, years later, delight the palates of Scotch aficionados in the Philippines.
Chivas Regal 18 Wine Tasting
Pernod Ricard Philippines, the exclusive importer and marketer of popular international premium brands such as ABSOLUT Vodka, Malibu Rhum, Martell Cognac, and Kahlua, among others, recently hosted a two-day Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Exclusive Scotch Tasting Session at The Republiq Club in Resorts World, Newport City. Attended by many prestigious guests and personalities, the program was meant to show the indulgent uniqueness of the Chivas Regal 18 Year Old premium Scotch Whisky.
Chivas Wine Tasting in Manila
A number of 18 Year Old single malt whiskies from the Chivas Regal 18 blend were paired with chocolate shavings, almonds, sultanas, and chocolate truffles. An exceptional 4-course dinner and hors d’oeuvres were specially-prepared by The Republiq’s own Chef Fernando Aracama. Hyatt Executive Chef Josef Miklavc also created unique chocolates infused with Chivas Regal 18 Year Old for guests to partake. The key idea behind the unique event was to highlight how Chivas Regal Blended Scotch Whisky can be enjoyed with certain foods and dishes to further enhance the product, and bring out the numerous layers of taste found in the blended Scotch. The Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Scotch Tasting program is an ideal way of introducing to both Scotch and non-Scotch drinkers a new way of appreciating blended whiskies.
Pairing a good Scotch with food items is something new to Filipinos, as we are mainly content with just having our Scotch on the rocks. Matching Premium Blended Scotch whiskies like the Chivas Regal 18 Year Old with food takes some experimentation and experience to get it right, but the results can be mind blowing.
Regional Mentoring Manager for Chivas Brothers Limited, Mr. Darren Hosie, flew in from Scotland and led the tasting program on the world’s most beloved Scotch whisky. Mr. Hosie inherited his passion for the Scottish national drink from his father and grandfather. He joined Chivas Brothers Limited on July 2003 and, has since become an International Brand Ambassador, going around the world and educating the people on the distinctiveness of the Chivas Regal.
He has reached a lot of countries in North & South America, Europe, and Asia as he continues to share the wonderful world of Scotch whisky. Esteemed guests and Scotch lovers alike enjoyed the brief but informative program, and, most of all, shared lots of their own stories with their Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Scotch happily nestled in their hands.