Caledonia wrote:strathisla is certainly the home of chivas 12
Yes, that's what we're told. But what does that actually mean?
I think that just means that Strathisla is the place that marketing/sales persons are taken on their trip to Scotland. In the same way that Cardhu was (is?) the home of Johnnie Walker.
How much malt from the small Strathisla Distillery is in Chivas Regal? 5 per cent? Less?
Bearing in mind the blend is mostly composed of grain whisky, and that the huge Allt a Bhainne (like Braeval and Glen Keith) was dedicated to supplying malt for Chivas's blends.
Exactly my point really, but laid out better... 5% perhaps but is it the largest quantitiy ...
When considering production of distilleries , your point is worth noting 4,000,000 litres from allt a bhaine , only 2,400,00 from strathisla.
I shall look further into this and see if I can find a definite answer , only concerning strathisla of course.
By the way , the reason I understand strathisla to be the main component of Chivas is because I was told that at the distillery.
However similiar to what you said Iain (my name too btw) might just be tourist chat.Chivas Regal, now in the Pernod Ricard portfolio, contains around 40% malt and up to 40 single malts, about four % of that coming from Strathisla single malt. In the US, Chivas 12-Year Old, 18-Year Old and Royal Salute are sold.
- quoted from ''in the blend'' -http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BQE/is_8_14/ai_109403073/
If the above statement is true the 4% could equally be one of the larger quantites in chivas.
Back to original point, I havent had silsa 12 in a while, perhaps as other whiskies always need tasting first. However I remember a certain malty softness ...perhaps i need refreshing - tommorrow