Chivas Royal Salute 38 Year Old Stone of Destiny 50cl
The first Chivas Regal blend was launched by Chivas Brothers in 1909, a premium brand that quickly developed a big market in the US. While Prohibition put a temporary halt to its success ten years later, it also allowed Canadian distillers, Seagram, to become the biggest drinks company in North America, and they targeted Chivas Brothers straight away when buying into the Scotch market. They acquired the firm in 1949, adding Strathisla to its portfolio, and building a further three more distilleries. Over the years they also acquired the assets of Campbell Distillers and The Glenlivet Distillers, positioning it as one of the largest whisky companies in Scotland. The Seagram empire eventually collapsed in the early 2000s, with its Chivas Brothers arm picked up by Pernod-Ricard, along with Allied Domecq in a separate acquisition, bringing over the Ballantine's brand. Chivas now produces two of the top three selling blends in the world, and its distillery portfolio, with Glenlivet as its flagship brand, is rivalled only by that of Diageo.
Named after the Stone of Destiny (aka Stone of Scone), a famous stone used for Scottish Coronations, and infamously marched to England placed beneath the Throne of King Edward I in 1296 following the Wars of Independence. It remained there until 1996 when it was returned to Scotland as a visitor attraction at Edinburgh Castle. Inevitably it will return to Westminster Abbey in London for the next Coronation.
This Chivas is matured for no less than 38 years.
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