Chivas unveils its Secret Speyside Collection

Chivas Brothers has released its biggest single malt collection to date, with the launch of 15 aged single malt scotch whiskies from four seldom seen, Speyside distilleries.

The Secret Speyside Collection is a selection of 18 to 30-year-old whiskies that comer from four of Speyside’s distilleries.

There are malts from the long gone distillery of Caperdonich, the pioneering Longmorn distillery, Glen Keith, and the remote Braes of Glenlivet distillery.

The 15 bottle collection comprises: three rare single malts from each of GlenKeith, Longmorn and Braes of Glenlivet, with three peated and three unpeated expressions from Caperdonich, which distilled its final single malt in 2002, before closing its doors and finally being taken down brick by brick in 2011.

The Pernod Ricard-owned Chivas Brothers says The Secret Speyside Collection is the first of its kind will offer single malt connoisseurs the chance to uncover, sample and collect some of the hidden malts at the heart of the Speyside region that have rarely been made available in the past.

Alan Winchester with more than 30 years of Speyside distilling experience, at Chivas said: “Speyside is the treasure chest of scotch and brimming with untold stories.”

“Curating the Collection has been a labour of love for the Chivas Brothers team; its contents have been hand-selected to help shine a light on some seldom-seen distilleries, their rare malts, and unique histories. Any whisky connoisseur will find something new in this world - class selection, which demonstrates the breadth of flavour and character that Speyside distilleries can achieve.”

”The Secret Speyside Collection will launch from July as a global travel retail exclusive for one year, before rolling out into selected markets globally from summer 2020.