Chivas Regal Ultis - THE ESSENCE OF WHO WE ARE
Ultis is a combination of five single malts: Tormore, Longmorn, Strathisla, Allt A’Bhainne and Braeval. This non-age statement blended malt Scotch was created as a tribute to the five master blenders who have maintained the Chivas house style since 1909: Charles Howard, Charles Julian, Allan Baillie, Jimmy Lang and current custodian master blender Colin Scott.
The five master blenders – and the five single malts – are referenced in the whisky’s packaging, which features a pen-clip closure etched with five rings, and the Roman figure five (V) on the base and label.
Launched in October 2016, Ultis is the second non-age statement (NAS) whisky for Chivas, after the Chivas Extra, which was released in 2015. ‘We chose blended malt for innovation reasons,’ Chivas boss Laurent Lacassagne says, ‘offering something a bit different to our consumers, but which is still very much Chivas. Consumers today are keen to discover new things.’
Describing the blend, Master Blender Colin Scott highlighted the ‘crystalline freshness’ of Tormore, the ‘contrasting hint of spicy warmth’ from Allt A’Bhainne, balance from Longmorn, the floral style of Braeval and the fruity sweetness of Strathisla.