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.
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.
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