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
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.