Full Review

Chivas Regal

Chivas Regal
12 Year Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2019 World Cocktail Championships - 2nd Place Highball Whisky

Chivas Regal
12 Year Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of black tea with biscuits, ripe strawberry, prune, lemon custard, lavender, and nutty wheat germ with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish that shows accents of toasted pound cake, spiced frosting, and mocha finish. A palate-pleasing blended Scotch that offers notes of delicate spices and chewy toast.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: black tea with biscuits, ripe strawberry, prune, lemon custard, lavender, and nutty wheat germ
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of toasted pound cake, spiced frosting, and mocha
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Rusty Nail, Rob Roy, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A palate-pleasing blended Scotch that offers notes of delicate spices and chewy toast.

The Producer or Importer

Pernod Ricard USA

The Producer or  Importer
250 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10177
USA
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Blended Scotch

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Serve in a Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass
Blended Scotch whiskies require a mix of dozens of different malt whiskies to be combined with grain whisky in order to create the desired blend. The individual percentages of each malt whisky may be small, but each contributes its unique character to the blend. A blender will thus need to buy or produce a large amount of different malt whiskies in order to maintain the consistency of the blend. Thus, for a malt whisky distillery, the single malt may get all of the glory, but the blends ultimately pay the bills.