Chivas Regal Blended Scotch 12 year old 750ML
Chivas Regal colour: Radiant, warm amber. Nose: An aromatic infusion of wild herbs, heather, honey and orchard fruits. Taste: Round and creamy on the palate, Chivas 12 bursts with the rich taste of ripe, honeyed apples, and notes of vanilla, hazelnut, and butterscotch. Finish: Enjoy the generous, lingering finish.
The nosing finds dry grainy notes with background scents of dried flowers and parchment, and deeper fragrances of light toffee, almond paste and yellow fruit. Entry is oily, buttery and semisweet; the whisky dazzles at midpalate with layered flavors of brown butter, cooking oil, barley malt and oatmeal cookie underpinned by the single malt foundation. Concludes smoky, satiny and ultra-sophisticated.
Score: 90-95. December 01, 2008.