GSN Review: Chivas Regal 13 Year Old Manchester United Special Edition

Chivas Regal, the Official Global Spirits Partner of the English Premier League’s most beloved soccer team, Manchester United, has unveiled a special new blend for U.S-based soccer and whisky fans alike: Chivas 13 Manchester United Special Edition. The 13-year-old Scotch pays tribute to Manchester United’s record 13 Premier League title wins while under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson.

This special edition blend has been created exclusively for the U.S. market where Manchester United has over 8 million fans, and is the first 13-year-old Scotch to be released by Chivas in the U.S. Portions of the blend are selectively finished in American rye casks to magnify the sweet, delicate notes of the unrivaled Chivas house-style.

“At Chivas we believe that blended is better, in life and in Scotch – a belief that was also brought to life on the field during Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure at Manchester United,” said Sandy Hyslop, Director of Blending at Chivas. “This whisky has been crafted to celebrate his rare genius and unique ability to drive success year after year, with a blend of different players. Just as Sir Alex’s legacy lives on, we hope that, with our first ever 13-year-old and its inimitable selective American rye cask finish, we’ve created a blend that won’t soon be forgotten.”

The Chivas 13 Manchester United Special Edition packaging features a stand-out color palette of vibrant red, black and white, showcasing Manchester United’s team colors, together with iconic imagery of the Club and Sir Alex Ferguson’s signature in gold script.

Chivas Regal 13 Year Old Manchester United Special Edition (80 proof)
Visual: Dark gold.
Nose: Rich, malty nose with a heady dose of spicy wood char. The rye notes are sky high, while the deeper malt notes hold the field.
Taste: Very smooth and clean entry with a regal amount of cask flavor coming through. Again, the rye adds a picadillo of spice and exotic flavor. The soft sweetness of the whisky remains true to form and finishes with a classy nod.
Finish: Medium long, with the slightly cinnamon-like notes playing tag with the mellower malt.
Overall: A really fine spirit from Chivas. Any true Scotch lover will appreciate the art in this expression.
GSN Rating: A

For more information go to: Chivas

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