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Gold Rush for Chivas Brothers Whiskies


19th April 2013

Gold Rush for Chivas Brothers as the 2013 awards season starts in style.

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has started the awards season in style, scooping an impressive total of 25 top accolades at two of the world’s most prestigious spirits competitions, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

The awards highlight the outstanding quality of the Chivas Brothers’ range, with seven brands including Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet receiving some of the highest accolades awarded by the judges, which included leading industry experts F. Paul Pacult and Steve Beal.

Royal Salute, the world’s leading luxury Scotch whisky, picked up two double gold medals for its 21 Year Old and 38 Year Old Stone of Destiny expressions at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Both expressions were shortlisted for the Chairman’s Trophy in the blended Scotch whisky category at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, which the 21 Year Old was eventually awarded along with an Ultimate Recommendation.

Chivas 18 and Chivas 25 won double gold medals in the San Francisco World Spirit Competition, which represents the third double gold in a row for the pinnacle of the Chivas range, and were both shortlisted for the blended Scotch whisky Chairman’s Trophy in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

There was further success for Chivas Brothers with its malts portfolio as The Glenlivet 18 Year Old triumphed at both competitions; the USC judges endorsed the expression with its Ultimate Recommendation and shortlisted it for the single malt whisky Chairman’s Trophy, while it received a double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The result marks the 10th time in 11 years that the expression has won the double gold award and reinforces its exceptional quality and consistency,

Aberlour 18 Year Old was given the fifth Ultimate Recommendation and was also shortlisted for the Chairman’s Trophy for single malt whisky at the USC, while Something Special, an expression from Chivas Brothers’ range of standard, blended whiskies won the eighth double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
 

San Francisco World Spirit Competition Results

Double Gold Medal

  • Beefeater London Dry Gin (Best Gin)
     
  • Chivas 18 Year Old
     
  • Chivas 25 Year Old
     
  • Plymouth Gin
     
  • Royal Salute 21 Year Old
     
  • Royal Salute 38 Year Old Stone of Destiny
     
  • Something Special
     
  • The Glenlivet 18 Year Old

Gold Medal

  • Aberlour 12 Year Old Non Chill-Filtered
     
  • Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured
     
  • Aberlour 18 Year Old
     
  • Plymouth Navy Strength Gin
     
  • The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
     
  • The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve
     
  • The Glenlivet 21 Year Old

Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013 Results

Ultimate Recommendation [Shortlisted for Trophy]

  • Aberlour 18 Year Old - 95 points [Single Malt Scotch]
     
  • The Glenlivet 18 Year Old (95 points) [Single Malt Scotch]
     
  • Plymouth Gin (95 points) [Gin]
     
  • Plymouth Sloe Gin (95 points) [Gin]

Highly Recommended – [Shortlisted for Trophy]

  • Beefeater London Dry (94 points) [Gin]
     
  • Plymouth Navy Strength Gin (94 points) [Gin]
     
  • Royal Salute 38 Year Old Stone of Destiny (94 points)

Blended Scotch

  • Chivas 18 Year Old (92 points) [Blended Scotch]
    Chivas 25 Year Old(92 points) [Blended Scotch]

 

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