Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Gold Signature Blended Scotch Whisky
Chivas Regal Whisky – Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Gold Signature Blended Scotch Whisky 40% Alc/vol.
It was several days ago when we received an e-mail from James Brown of Richmond Towers Communication Ltd., London and he asked if the Whisky Boys would be interested in doing a tasting of a Chivas Regal 18 year old blend. Well it took all of a micro second for us to reply saying we would love to and no sooner said and done than a parcel arrived containing two sample bottles of the 18 year old dram.
So on Saturday night when Jim had invited Nicola and her family over for a little dinner party, they started the evening with a tasting of this Blended Scotch. There was no Dougie, he is still up in Aberdeenshire, working. But the Whisky Boys duty is to carry on tasting.
Chivas Regal 18 Year Old is the creation of the Master Blender, Colin Scott. Every cask of Whisky selected has been carefully chosen from very old and precious stocks aged for a minimum of 18 years, including some Whiskies that are now very very rare.
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Lets get tasting.
Colour…Rich golden amber
Nose…A lot of dried fruits, sweet spice and a hint of toffee.
Taste…Sweet and slightly floral and a slice of Cadbury’s chocolate orange and a little woodiness, very mellow.
Finish…Not too long, warming and leaves your taste buds with a little cuddle.
This premium blended Scotch Whisky did not disappoint on flavour and taste. It is slightly more complex than the 12 year old Regal and far more smoother and mellow oh so easy to sip, dram after dram.
Jim has found himself in a little quandary, he really enjoyed this 18 year old, but it is priced at over £50 for a 70 cl bottle. So does Jim buy the blend or purchase a more complex single malt like some of his favourite Bruichladdich’s, Ardbeg or a very good Speyside and probably have change from his £50.
So the only down side we found with this wee dram was the price, we think that we would spend our £50 on a bottle of Chivas Regal 12 Year Old and say, a bottle of Laphroaig 10 Year Old.
If you are a blend drinker then this is the one for you, there cannot be many blends that are as good as this one, and should be kept for a special occasion or a special dram after a fabulous meal.
We have to give a BIG THANKS to James Brown of Richmond Towers Communications for sending us the sample bottle for us to enjoy and taste, looking forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Our best regards.
Jim, Dougie and Nicola
The Whisky Boys