UHUM MANNERS DEAR: The Chivas Regal Gentleman’s Guide to Making a Toast!
Building on the two hundred years that Chivas has been toasted (in over 150 countries),
toasting expert and Chivas Regal’s global brand ambassador Max Warner has spent
the last eight years travelling round the world gathering knowledge to help
people make the perfect fail-safe toast.
While there are some very interesting cultural variations, he has discovered five universal
toasting truths, which you’ll find in The Gentleman’s Guide attached.
In addition to these five truths, he also gives country-specific tips to help travelers
navigate their toasting responsibilities. Here are few examples:
- China: touching the other person’s glass below the rim is a
sign of respect
- Spain and South
America: toasting with a ‘salud’ tells your host that they’ve
made you feel like you’re one of the family and is a real compliment
- Italy: ensure you meet absolutely everyone’s eyes and clink
every glass at the table
- Eastern Europe: empty glasses are always refilled and when the
toaster stands everyone must stand
- Canada: you toast the person who bought the round, which
means everyone gets toasted, since not getting your round in is the height of
Gentleman’s Guide to Making a Toast is part of Chivas Regal’s ‘Real Friends
Make Time’ campaign which celebrates the trials and tribulations of modern
friendships and the importance of making time for friends amidst the many other
commitments of modern life.