Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Opens New Prestige Hall Bottling Facility at Chivas Brothers in Paisley

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal officially opened a brand new bottling hall designed to cater for today’s luxury Scotch whisky and gin consumers during a visit to Renfrewshire. The Prestige Hall was completed last year as part of an annual £40m investment in operations by Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business […]

Chivas Brothers plan new malt whisky distillery

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has announced its intention to build a new malt whisky distillery and has begun the planning process for a site in Speyside. The company is consulting the local community and planners regarding a location on the banks of the River Spey near Carron. […]

Ballantine’s unveils “world’s most aspirational Scotch whisky”

Chivas Brothers have released what they have described as “the world’s most aspirational Scotch whisky”, with the global launch of Ballantine’s 40 Year Old. Ballantine’s is already the No 1 ultra-premium whisky in the Asia Pacific region and the new expression is targeted mainly at that market, having initially been rolled out in Korea. According […]

Chivas boss condemns minimum pricing

The chief executive of Chivas Brothers, Pernod Ricard’s Scotch whisky operation, has hit out at the Scottish Government’s minimum unit pricing policy on alcohol. Christian Porta, who has run Chivas Brothers for eight years and sits on the board of the Scotch Whisky Association, said the newly introduced policy was illegal and unlikely to have […]

Pernod Ricard considering new build distillery

The boss at Chivas Brothers has given the clearest indication yet that the French-owned company is considering buildign a new distillery to meet global demand. The Paisley-based firm, a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard, produce Chivas Regal and The Glenlivet single malt among their portfolio of whiskies and premium gin. As part of a £40m invetment […]

Glenlivet celebrates two out of three at Spirit Of Speyside Awards

Chivas Brothers’ Glenlivet is celebrating picking up two out of the three top awards at this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards. The awards, which were presented at this year’s festival opening dinner at The Macallan, celebrate the best commercially available Speyside malts in three categories – 12 Years Old and Under, 13 to 20 […]

Third quarter sees continued growth at Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard, the parent company of Chivas Brothers, has seen sales over the last three months grow by 5% on last year, according to reports. The company posted sales of €6.3 billion, up from €5.9bn in 2011. The company is crediting premium whisky sales in developing markets for helping the sales growth. The Scotsman quotes […]

Ballantine’s creates blend with Lee Westwood

Following his success at the 2011 Ballantine’s Championship, English golfer Lee Westwood has been invited to create a special blend with Master Blender Sandy Hyslop to mark this year’s tournament in Korea. The fifth Ballantine’s Championship Blend is made up of a selection incredibly rare whiskies, aged for at least 41 years. Westwood becomes only […]

Prince Harry’s team picks up Royal Salute Polo Cup

During his visit to Brazil, Prince Harry took time out from his royal duties to help a team of polo stars to pick up the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, sponsored by Chivas Brothers luxury whisky brand. Over 500 international and Brazilian VIPs gathered to watch the Prince and the Sentebale team beat the St. […]

Ballantine’s Championship celebrates fifth anniversary in April

Chivas Brothers’ Ballantine’s blended wbhisky is celebrating five years as title sponsor of the Ballantine’s Championship golf tournament with a star-studded line up in Seoul in April. The Ballantine’s Championship will take place at the Blackstone Golf Club in the Korean capital between 26-29 April this year. Names confirmed for the tournament so far include […]

Chivas Bros adds two Signature Distillery Editions to Ballantine’s line

Chivas Brothers, Pernod Ricard’s Scotch whisky arm, is releasing two new extensions to the Ballantine’s whisky range showcasing the distilleries which go to make up the blend. The first two Signature Distillery Editions of Ballantine’s 17 Year Old, will highlight the influence of the Scapa and Glenburgie malts. According to their media release, The Ballantine’s […]