Friday, 6 December 2013

Chivas Regal 18 year old

Advent Calendar 6/24.  For some weird reason I didn’t expect this – and even weirder I’ve never had any Regal before.  This is pretty good, but at £50 out played by single malts who came in to bat earlier in the week.

Chivas Regal 18 year old, 40% A

Chivas-Regal-18-Year-Old

Nose – Chocolate, cherry chocolate, waxed fruit.  Impeccably smooth, balanced, with an elegant nutty malt.  Lovely and warm with a honeyed, Speyside halo.

Body – Mild, milk chocolate malt with some watery orange behind it.  More chocolate than any other whisky I’ve tasted. 

Finish – just a gentle fade of what’s come before.  Incredibly smooth, quite rich, not too long.


What's not good about it: Finish is unremarkable, palate lacks structure and fire.

What’s good about it:  Chocolatey, balanced nose, always smooth, absolutely delicious.  Very pleasant.

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