We are Chivas Brothers: passionate, creative and pioneering experts who make the most of Scotland’s unique landscape to create exceptional whiskies.
We are the people behind some of the world’s best-loved Scotch whisky brands including Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet.
We blend our proud heritage with a love of pushing boundaries: combining history and progress, tradition and innovation to blaze a trail for Scotch.
Welcome to our world.
OPEN UP TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF WHISKY
Our brands are steeped in a history that we’re rightly proud of, but we’re also forging a new path in whisky.
By blending innovation, technology and bold thinking with our years of expertise and tradition, we’re smashing the stereotypes of Scotch and opening up our brands to the next generation of whisky drinkers, changing perceptions of what whisky should be and how it can be enjoyed.
We’re excited to be leading the industry and doing it in a way that’s benefitting our environment, our people and whisky lovers all over the world.
PROTECTING PEOPLE, PRODUCT AND PLANET
Sustainability and responsibility are the principles that underpin every step of our production, from grain to glass.
We nurture the Scottish landscape that provides us with our raw ingredients and care for the communities we work in.
We support our people so they can achieve their best. And we support our consumers so they can enjoy our whiskies in the way they should be – savoured and with care.
Our people are what make Chivas Brothers: you can taste their commitment, care and dedication in every dram.
Spread across 26 sites from Orkney to Plymouth, together they make up a community of more than 1,600 people who care about one another as much as they care about the whiskies they create.
From our expert distillers, to the people who put the whisky in the bottles, to all the teams behind the scenes, we share knowledge to break new ground in our industry while keeping our heritage alive.
Our history dates back to 1786 when Strathisla – the oldest distillery in the Scottish Highlands, and now the home of Chivas Regal – was first established.
Since then, the way we work has changed and developed, and our brands have expanded massively, but quality has remained our watchword.
George Smith, founder of The Glenlivet, makes history by licensing his distillery
Grocer George Ballantine starts ageing whiskies
John Chivas joins his brother James at his greengrocers in Aberdeen and Chivas Brothers is born
Aberlour distillery is founded
Ballantine’s blended whisky is being sold worldwide
The first Chivas Regal is blended
We build our first distillery, Glen Keith
The green revolution begins as coal-fired stills are converted to steam power at Aberlour, followed by Longmorn from 1972, Glen Keith from 1973, The Glenlivet from 1981 and sections of Strathisla from 1992
Chivas Brothers is purchased by Pernod Ricard
Dalmunach, our most energy-efficient facility, starts producing whisky
We announce an £88 million expansion of our Aberlour and Miltonduff distilleries
Our newly refurbished Leven office is unveiled at our world-class Kilmalid bottling facility in Dumbarton
Our whiskies are enjoyed in
We sold an incredible
bottles of whisky per minute in 2021
This equalled a staggering
serves every minute
From the far north of Scotland to the southern shores of England, we’re based in 26 sites across the UK.
The heart of our business is in Scotland and includes our Speyside distilleries, our bottling facility in Dumbarton and our Glasgow headquarters. These sites are supported by our London office. Oh, and did we mention our gin distilleries in London and Plymouth?
Allt a’Bhainne Distillery
Glen Keith Distillery
Keith Bond 1
Keith Bond 2 and 3
The Glenlivet Distillery
We are part of Pernod Ricard, the second largest wine and spirits group in the world. It’s the name behind iconic brands including Absolut Vodka, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin and Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes.PERNOD RICARD WEBSITE