Chivas Regal Launches Mizunara Cask Edition in Malaysia
It was a good night, where we witnessed the launch of Chivas Regal Mizunara in Malaysia. First unveiled exclusively in Japan in 2013, this is the world’s first Scotch whisky to be selectively finished in sought-after Japanese Mizunara oak casks. Read on for my experience at the launch event.
|Chivas Regal Mizunara Launched in Malaysia|
It was a Japanese themed launch, over at the Bar des Embiez, located on the premises of the Pernod Ricard Malaysia headquarters. From ladies in Kimonos, to beautiful decor, we were all set to savour the Chivas Regal Mizunara.
|Music and performances|
|Interesting umbrella decor|
What is it about Chivas Regal Mizunara?
The process of crafting Chivas Regal Mizunara is highly bespoke, involving the introduction of Mizunara oak casks to the finishing process. These casks, crafted from trees indigenous to Japan, are extremely scarce, and renowned for their distinctive porous nature – making whiskies finished in Mizunara casks some of the most coveted amongst whisky blenders and collectors.
|The process of crafting Chivas Regal Mizunara is highly bespoke|
|Served in traditional cups|
At the launch event for the Malaysian market, Pernod Ricard Malaysia Brand Manager Benedict Yong said, “The whisky world is wide and varied, steeped in craftsmanship. Japanese powerhouse whiskies were inspired by Scottish whiskies to begin with. Now we have an instance of paying homage the other way around, a blend inspired with a Japanese influence. To say is its it is an exciting addition to our lineup here in Malaysia is an understatement.”
|One for the album|
Chivas Regal Mizunara Taste Notes
Taking a sip, or two, or more, I truly appreciate all it has to offer. A blend of the finest single malt and grain whiskies, Chivas Regal Mizunara is rich and fruity on the nose, presenting aromas of pear and orange, while the taste is smooth and rich with honey sweetness and a trace of hazelnut.
|Have a bottle, or two|
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.
Now the all-important question, where do we find these in Malaysia? The Chivas Regal Mizunara will be available in limited quantities in selected outlets below since March 2018. Their official site is at www.chivas.com . There you have it, enjoy!
|Chivas Regal Mizunara Outlet List|