Review No.6. Chivas Regal 12 Year Old

Chivas Regal is marketed as an upscale brand of blended whisky.  This is the entry bottle to the Chivas Regal range and is a big seller for Pernod Ricard who own this brand.  A main component of this is Strathisla 12 Year Old single malt scotch whisky.


Whisky: Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky, 40% vol.

Nose: Warm sultanas and raisins. Some vanilla and cinnamon

Taste: Grain and vanilla, dried fruit mixture, dark fruits, nutty hints

Finish: Short but fruity finish, some oak bitterness at the end

Score: 3

Summary: This is a straightforward pleasant blend.  Very mellow and approachable and reacts well to a drop of water.  I don’t have a lot to say about this one.  It doesn’t excite my taste buds but does deliver nice fruity flavours that goes down well with a bit of water.  I find this blend to be dependable and consistent.


Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,

1 – not to my preference

2 – tastes fine but does not excite me

3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally

4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf

5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf


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