Inspired by the Japanese discernment and art integrated with the world of whisky, Master Blender Sandy Hyslop travelled to Japan to seek out the best Mizunara oak casks. Following visits to a Japanese cooperage and meeting with the Master Cooper, they together agreed the exact specification of the casks and built a relationship that stands strong today.
The porous nature of Mizunara oak results in a greater influence of flavour from the cask, meaning a wonderfully indulgent effect on our classic house blended Scotch whisky. The casks bring a range of gentle aromatic flavours to the blend, finished with a touch of spice. With a distinctive flavour that leaves a trace of hazelnut, Chivas Mizunara is a truly unique blend.
A portion of this blended Scotch whisky has been finished in Japanese Mizunara oak casks.