Chivas Brothers Unlocks the Vault: Discover a Hand-Picked Selection of Exceptional Scotch Whisky Casks

The Vault takes whisky lovers through a sensory tasting journey at Speyside’s iconic Strathisla Distillery, offering exclusive access to Chivas Brothers’ highly desired portfolio of whiskies. 

Chivas Brothers, renowned for crafting top-tier Scotch whiskies such as Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Royal Salute, and The Glenlivet, introduces The Vault—a bespoke tasting adventure set within the sacred halls of its Strathisla distillery. This exclusive experience unveils exceptionally rare casks from its coveted collection of aged Scotch whiskies. Fourteen precious casks, revealed for the first time, offer a unique opportunity to own a slice of Scotch heritage.

Venturing into The Vault promises a singular tasting journey, enhancing any visit to Speyside. The expedition commences with a private tour of the historic Strathisla Distillery, founded in 1786, followed by an exploration of Chivas Brothers’ rich heritage led by their Archivist. Guided by Chivas Brothers’ expert team, guests are treated to a multisensory journey through the impressive whisky library within The Vault. Here, from a selection of 240 exclusive samples, including rare distillates and high-aged whiskies, a personalized tasting is curated before culminating in the chambers of The Vault for a final dram.

Within The Vault lie fourteen casks, hand-picked by Chivas Brothers’ artisans Blending Expert Sandy Hyslop and Cask Expert Kevin Balmforth, boasting over sixty years of combined experience. Each cask, carefully selected from Chivas Brothers’ reserves, represents unparalleled character—from iconic Speyside single malt to remnants of the now-closed Caperdonich distillery, from Royal Salute blends to the reintroduced Longmorn single malt.

Under the guidance of a Chivas Brothers expert, whisky enthusiasts seeking to acquire an exclusive cask embark on a tailored tasting journey, identifying their perfect match for purchase. This elevated experience not only grants ownership of a piece of Scotch whisky history but also an investment in time, as each sold cask is secured within The Vault for up to four additional years of maturation before bottling.

Sandy Hyslop, Director of Blending and Inventory at Chivas Brothers, emphasizes, “Every cask housed within The Vault embodies Chivas Brothers’ unparalleled quality, heritage, and craftsmanship. By unveiling The Vault, we offer a unique opportunity for Speyside visitors to discover some of the world’s rarest whiskies, inviting connoisseurs and collectors to savor and acquire these remarkable treasures.”

Jacques-Henri Brive, Head of Luxury Development at Chivas Brothers, affirms, “The Vault provides a distinctive setting for whisky enthusiasts to explore our exceptional cask program through an unparalleled tasting experience. Each journey into The Vault is tailor-made, accompanied by the chance to possess one of Chivas Brothers’ most coveted whiskies and age it under optimal conditions for up to four years—an extraordinary offering.”

The Vault by Chivas Brothers is set to open its doors in March 2024, offering an unforgettable experience for those delving into the world of Scotch whisky or seeking to acquire a unique cask. To learn more about the exclusive collection and book a personalized experience, starting at £1,200 per guest, visit Guests seeking a premier country retreat can extend their stay at Chivas Brothers’ recently reopened private guest house, Linn House.

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