Chivas Regal has been mighty aggressive in the Philippines the past few years. Not only did they relaunch the classic “12” line to the public, they also showed off a fantastic lineup of blended whisky below the P2,000 price point. Anything that happens below this price is highly competitive space and Chivas has saturated the shelves with an amazingly affordable line of scotch—there’s always something for everyone.
Whisky aficionados always welcome a twist in new offerings. The trend these days aren’t really about longer ageing periods but about adding twists in the form of cask finishes. The two 13 year old “extra” offerings are aged only one more year compared to the flagship Chivas Regal 12 but the payoff is huge. Chivas Extra 13 is aged one year more inside Oloroso Sherry casks while the Extra 13 Rye Finish is, well, you guessed it—aged in rye casks.
The Chivas 13 Editions are available in major supermarkets at a very affordable price of P1,199.