In depth with whisky: Chivas Brothers’ tasting notes

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Chivas Brothers’ portfolio of Scotch whisky brands scooped 24 gold medals at the recently concluded International Spirits Challenge and The Scotch Whisky Masters – great news for Kenyan whisky aficionados.

In the company of Nelson Aseka, Africa Regional Brand Ambassador – Whiskies, Pernod Ricard; a lucky few had the honour of sampling a selection of Chivas Brothers’ portfolio paired with delectable culinary creations prepared by Executive Chef Gaetano Sgroi, Sankara Nairobi.

And so the indulging began: Delicate Fresh Oysters in Pancetta Foam teased the tongue;  beautifully presented Smoked Salmon Mousse, Panna Cotta, Lemon and Vanilla Shrimps complemented the rich and fruity notes of the Chivas Regal; juicy Seared Steak on Parma Ham laid on a bed of Oyster Mushroom Risotto with a light drizzle of aromatic Truffle Oil; the crumbles of Brie on a Fresh Pear Nest with crushed Walnuts was the epitome of summer freshness; and finally, the sinful Dark Chocolate Ganache on Almond Sacker biscuit, Coffee Mousse Tartlet paired with Red berries Compote concluded the session.

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Inspired? Are you enjoying some whisky this weekend?  Here are some Chivas tasting notes to guide you:

 

CHIVAS REGAL, 12 YEARS

Aroma: Wild herbs, heather, honey and orchard fruits

Taste: Rich and fruity, smooth, honeyed apples.  Notes of vanilla, hazelnut and butterscotch.

 

BALLANTINES FINEST

Aroma: Soft, elegant, honey and hint of spice

Taste: Well-balanced, milk chocolate, red apple and vanilla

 

GLENLIVET, 12 YEARS

Aroma: Fruity, summer-like frangrances

Taste: Well-balanced and fruity with strong pineapple tones

 

CHIVAS, ROYAL SALUTE 21 YEARS

Aroma: Rich, fruity, sweet fragrance of autumn flowers

Taste: Full, deep fruity flavours and smokiness

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SUSAN WONG

Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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