Chivas Extra, Eau De Vie

Chivas Regal Master Blender Colin Scott was in town recenty to launch Chivas Extra and we caught up with him for a wee dram (or two) at Eau De Vie to taste this exciting new blend of Scotch Whisky in a small tasting by-invitation-only session.

Chivas Extra is a brand new expression - launched first in Australia - and sits neatly as an offering between Chivas 12 year old and the 18 year old blends.

"This is our first new expression in almost 10 years," explained Scott. 'Chivas Regal Extra is an exceptional blend of specially selected Whiskies built on a rich foundation of Malts that have been matured in a higher proportion of sherry casks'.

We think it makes a good introduction to whisky for a newbie, and will also satisfy the more experienced whisky palate.

While we were happy to imbibe in the Chivas neat, and with water, we were also pretty pleased with the cocktail offerings served up by Eau De Vie bartender, Dr Phil Gandevia. 

Photos by Anna Kucera.