Chivas Regal Prices & Buyers’ Guide

Author: Steve Remp

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Chivas Regal is far from a one-trick pony these days. They offer different blends and ages ranging from 12 to 25 years, and even sell a “blend your own whiskey” kit, which contains 4 different mini bottles of single malt scotches and a bottle of blended grain whiskey that the buyer can mix to their own measurements with the included beaker and piper. They even include a mini bottle of Chivas 12 to give you a chance to see how your blend stacks up against the classic.

Chivas Regal Whisky Price List 2022

Chivas Regal is still one of the most recognizable blended scotch whiskies available today. Order a “Chivas Neat” and you’ll get a glass of the 12 year; make sure to specify if you want the older stuff. The 12 year could be considered their “entry level” scotch and is the most modestly priced at around $25-$35 for a 750ml bottle.

Below is the list of Chivas Regal prices for some of the available bottle sizes and their ABV.

TypeSizePriceABV
Chivas Regal 12 Year Old750ml$24.99 - $36.9940%
1L$39.99 - $52.99
1.75L$52.99 - $69.99
Chivas Regal 13 Year Old750ml$34.99 - $42.5440%
Chivas Regal 18 Year Old750ml$59.99 - $85.9940%
Chivas Regal Royal Salute 21 Year750ml$179.99 - $25040%
Chivas Regal 25 Year Old750ml$340 - $444.4940%
Chivas Regal Mizunara750ml$43.99 - $59.4940%
Chivas Regal Ultis750ml$179.99 - $239.9940%
Chivas Regal The Icon750ml$3,499 - $3,69940%

Alternatives to Chivas Regal at a Comparable Price

Scotch is similar to wine in that you can find commonalities based on the production region. Chivas is produced in Speyside, Scotland at the Strathisla distillery. Some other blended scotch producers from the region are Mossburn, Douglas Lang’s “Scallywag”, Sheildaig, and Copper Dog, produced by the multinational alcohol producer Diageo. These four examples range from about $22 to $55 for 750ml bottles. You can also check the labels at your local liquor store to see which bottles are coming from the Speyside region of Scotland.

If you want to go towards the higher end and try the bones of Chivas Regal, then it’s not a bad idea to try the single malt scotches made by the same distilleries that are used to make Chivas Regal’s proprietary blend. The main malt whiskey used to make Chivas Regal is from Strathisla, and the other malts used to come from The Glenlivet, Allt-a-Bhainnel, Longmorn, and Miltonduff. The entry-level priced bottles from these distilleries range from $35-$75.

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There are better options for blended scotches. Check out the Compass Box line of blended scotches. Personally, I often prefer single malts to blends, but for cocktails, blends are great. I also think the Compass Box line of blended scotches compares favorably to many single malts. 

Reviewed: Chivas Regal Product Line

Chivas Regal 12 with cocktail

Besides the 12 year classic blend, they currently have a 13 year blend finished in American Rye whiskey casks, which is a tribute to Manchester United’s retired coach, Sir Alex Ferguson. The Mizunara is aged in Japanese Mizunara oak casks, a tribute to the great whiskey makers of the east. They have a 15-year-old (labeled “XV”), an 18-year-old, and a 25-year-old blend available.

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The Chivas Extra is a blend aged in Oloroso sherry casks, the Ultis blend is a specially selected blend of 5 single malt whiskies, and the Ultis 1999 is an alternate blend of whiskies aged since 1999, being released in 2019, making it a 20-year old blend.

Finally, their pièce de résistance, Chivas Regal The Icon. The blend is a mix of some of the rarest and oldest whiskies available in the world. It is one of those astronomical bottles of booze that is most likely out of reach for most of us financially. At $3,500 for a 750ml bottle, you’re buying more than just the scotch within. The hand-blown, etched, and decorated decanters are made by Dartington Crystal, and are works of art in their own right. Each bottle is shipped in a secure, bottle-sized, foot locker-type army green box. They even claim that some of the whiskies used are from “ghost distilleries” that no longer exist. Meaning, once this blend is finished, that’s all there will ever be.

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Cocktails with Chivas Regal

Blood and Sand

  • .75 oz Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Blended Scotch
  • .75 oz Cherry Heering
  • .75 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • .75 oz Fresh Orange Juice
  • Orange Twist

In a mixing tin, add all the ingredients and top with ice. Shake and strain in a chilled martini glass or coup, pinch your orange twist over the drink, rub along the rim of the glass, and drop in the drink.

Blood and Sand Cocktail

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Gold Mine

  • .5 oz Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Blended Scotch
  • .5 oz Sweet Sherry
  • .5 oz Galliano
  • 1.0 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1.0 Oz Fresh Lemonade
  • 1 Egg White

In a mixing tin, crack the egg and separate the white into the tin; discard the yolk and shell. Add fresh lime juice and lemonade. Seal your shaker and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds, or until a nice froth form, you can also use a small whisk to whip the egg with the non-alcoholic ingredients. Open your shaker and add the scotch, sherry, and Galliano and top with ice. Shake vigorously once more for about 10-15 seconds. Strain the drink over fresh ice in a double old-fashioned glass and shake the upturned tin to get as much of the egg froth to settle on top of the drink as possible. Feel free to leave the drink naked, or you can garnish it with an orange, cherry, or lemon.

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History of Chivas Regal

The story of the Chivas Regal dates back to the turn of the 19th century. Started as a luxury goods and wine and liquor emporium in 1801, by the 1840s they would go on to secure what was known as a “Royal Warrant,” which allowed them the privilege to supply goods, wares, and consumables to the royal family.

In 1909, with the interest of expanding into the rising American luxury consumer market in mind, the then master blender, Charles Stewart Howard, introduced his newest blend, Chivas Regal. This was a 25-year-old blended scotch, the oldest of its time and the first-ever “luxury whiskey” available.

The brand grew in popularity and regard across Europe and North America through the early 20th century, so much so that demand was an overarching supply for the 25-year-old blended scotch. In 1936, Chivas Brothers were purchased by Whisky Brokers Morrison & Lundie, who decided that it was impractical to age whiskey for so long to produce a flagship product. This resulted in them eventually scaling down to a 12-year-old blended scotch to be launched as the new Chivas Regal in 1939.

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The 12-year-old blend became the new flagship and is still the “standard issue” bottle of Chivas. Chivas started releasing their 18-year-old blend in the late nineties, and then finally began selling a 25-year-old blend once again in 2007. However, it’s not exactly the same formula as it was over 100 years ago.

2 thoughts on “Chivas Regal Prices & Buyers’ Guide”

  1. I have had a bottle of Chivas Regal 18 year old scotch for approx 30+ years and would like to know what it is worth.

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  2. I have had the pleasure of Chivas Regal Royal Salute which was purchased back in 1972. I have never opened it as it was the last present given me by my wife up on the birth of my daughter Christine. They were hit head on by a drunk driver and both died in the accident. I am older now (81) and opened it to celebrate that event and pay homage to then, thank you for a fine, fine scotch.
    Regards, S. Andersen (a.k.a.)Wheels for legs said all that? Wow!

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