Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky, has announced the launch of Chivas Regal Mizunara in Malaysia.
L to R: Benedict Yong, Brand Manager of Pernod Ricard Malaysia, Kenneth Khaw, Finance Director of Pernod Ricard Malaysia, Sebastien Mouquet, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Malaysia, Emmanuel Dokhelar, Marketing Director of Pernod Ricard Malaysia, Ryan PoonSales Director of Pernod Ricard Malaysia, and Kent Lim, Senior Brand Executive of Pernod Ricard Malaysia
Chivas Regal Mizunara is the world’s first Scotch whisky to be selectively finished in sought-after Japanese Mizunara oak casks, and marked a new milestone in innovative whisky-making when it was first unveiled exclusively in Japan in 2013.
Now, whisky aficionados in Malaysia will be able to experience the unique taste of Chivas Regal Mizunara – which will be available in limited quantities in selected outlets!
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.
Tasting Notes of Chivas Regal Mizunara:
Nose: Rich and fruity, with pear and orange notes
Palate: Smooth and rich with a honey sweetness and a trace of hazelnut
Finish: Long, with a touch of Mizunara spice
Colour: Warm amber
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.”
Sebastien Mouquet, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Malaysia with his opening speech
Geisha opening dance at Bar des Embiez, located on the premises of the Pernod Ricard Malaysia headquarters and fittingly decked out in a Japanese contemporary theme for the evening.
Delicious bites served during the launch
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. 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.