The Pernod Ricard Scotch whisky won the Blended Scotch Whisky trophy at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. From the press release:
New York, NY (August 18, 2014) – Pernod Ricard USA and Chivas Brothers are delighted to announce that Chivas 18, the number 1 ultra premium Scotch whisky in the world, has scooped the prestigious ‘Blended Scotch Whisky’ trophy at this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).
The judges were unanimous in their praise for Chivas 18, with the panel commenting: “Stone fruits lead in a very attractive nose with peach being most dominant. Nutmeg, cinnamon and sherry follow. Wonderfully warming in the mouth. Rich in sherry characters with raisins and plum. Vanilla is prominent in long, well sustained finish. Delightful.”
There was further success across the portfolio with nine gold /gold outstanding medals awarded to expressions from Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, The Glenlivet, Aberlour and Passport, reinforcing the consistent and outstanding quality of Chivas Brothers’ comprehensive range of Scotch whiskies.
These latest awards follow a double trophy win for Chivas Brothers at the recent International Spirit Challenge (ISC), where The Glenlivet Nàdurra 16 Year Old and Beefeater London Dry scooped trophies in the ‘Scotch Malt Whisky 20 Years and Under’ and ‘London Gin Premium’ categories respectively.
Following success for the portfolio at the IWSC, Chivas Brothers has been shortlisted for the ‘United Kingdom Spirit Producer’ trophy – the winner will be announced at the IWSC Awards Banquet on Wednesday 12th November 2014, so stay tuned.
In addition to Chivas 18, the following expressions received Gold Outstanding medals from IWSC:
- The Glenlivet 15 YO French Oak Reserve
- The Glenlivet 21 YO
- The Glenlivet Nàdurra 16 YO
- The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso
- Aberlour 18 YO
- Ballantine’s Finest
- Ballantine’s Limited