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Chivas Brothers Scoops 24 Golds At Tasting Competitions


14th June  2013
Chivas Brothers' whiskies scoops a raft of awards at prestigious tasting competitions.

Chivas Brothers’ impressive portfolio of Scotch whisky brands has scooped a total of 24 gold medals at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) and The Scotch Whisky Masters.

The Glenlivet, the No. 2 Scotch malt whisky brand in the world, paved the way for Chivas Brothers with a resounding total of 12 gold medals received across the two competitions, including ‘Best in Class’ for its 18 Year Old bottle as well as gold medals for its Master Distiller’s Reserve, Nadurra 16 Year Old, Excellence, 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old, 21 Year Old, 21 Year Old Archive and XXV expressions.

There was further success for the malts portfolio with Strathisla receiving the coveted Master medal at The Scotch Whisky Masters and Aberlour winning gold medals for its 12 Year Old and A’bunadh in the ISC and The Scotch Whisky Masters respectively.

Chivas Brothers’ blends also triumphed at the ISC with Ballantine's Finest, Ballantine's 17 Year Old, Ballantine's 30 Year Old, Chivas 18 Year Old and Royal Salute 21 Year Old each receiving a gold medal at the competition. Ballantine’s was awarded a further two gold medals for its 12 Year Old and Limited expression at The Scotch Whisky Masters.

Christian Porta, Chairman and CEO of Chivas Brothers commented: "We are proud to see that our portfolio of premium Scotch whiskies has received top awards from this year’s edition of the ISC and The Scotch Whisky Masters. The judges have once again acknowledged the consistent high quality of our brands and the expertise and dedication of our master distiller and blenders."

In addition to their successes at the ISC and The Scotch Whisky Masters, Aberlour A’bunadh and The Glenlivet XXV also ranked top in two out of three categories at the 14th edition of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, celebrated in Scotland at the beginning of May.
 

Full Chivas Brothers Results


International Spirits Challenge

Gold
  • The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Best in Classs
  • The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
  • The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve
  • The Glenlivet Nadurra 16 Year Old
  • The Glenlivet 21 Year Old Archive
  • The Glenlivet XXV
  • The Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve
  • Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured
  • Ballantine's Finest
  • Ballantine's 17 Year Old
  • Ballantine's 30 Year Old
  • Chivas 18 Year Old
  • Royal Salute 21 Year Old
  • Royal Salute The Hundred Cask Selection
     

The Scotch Whisky Masters

Master

  • Strathisla 12 Year Old
  • The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve

Gold - Single malts Speyside <12 yr

  • The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
  • The Glenlivet Excellence 12 Year Old

Gold - Speyside <18 yr

  • Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured

Gold - Speyside < 25yr

  • The Glenlivet 21 Year Old Archive

Gold - Speyside 25+ yr

  • The Glenlivet XXV

Gold - Speyside Special Editions

  • The Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve
  • Ballantine's 12 Year Old
  • Ballantine's Limited
     

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Best 12 Year Old and Under

  • Aberlour A'bunadh

Best 21 Year Old and Over

  • The Glenlivet XXV

 

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