Reviews

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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