Chivas Regal Mizunara is a limited edition blended Scotch made with Japanese flair. Master Distiller Colin Scott was inspired to create this expression after a trip to Japan where he picked up a few whisky-making techniques. It’s made with a blend of Scottish grain and malt whiskies, each aged at least 12 years. Part of the blend is aged in casks made from Mizunara (aka Japanese oak). Bottled at 40% ABV. It originally launched in October 2014 for the Japanese market, but it has since expanded to other markets.
COMPRISED OF BOTH SINGLE MALT(S) AND SINGLE GRAIN(S) OFTEN FROM MANY DIFFERENT DISTILLERIES; IF SCOTCH OR IRISH MUST BE AGED FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS IN OAK BARRELS; IRISH MAY INCLUDE SINGLE POT STILL WHISKEY IN THE BLEND.
“A gentle nose of peach, banana, caramel, and vanilla comes through the influence of the Mizunara. The palate keeps moving forward with banana and fruit, now with a layer of malty sweetness joining in. Vanilla, honey, pears, and spice ensue. The medium finish lets some of the sweetness subside, allowing the fruit to shine through.”