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Chivas Regal 18-year-old

Overall rating 145 votes 79.62
Category
Blend
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Scotch Gold Signature Whisky
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LWL 1556 003212
Barcode
5000299225004
Added on
19 Jan 2014 4:54 pm by Myst111
Colored

Member rates

325 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 20
Taste 20
Finish 20
Balance 20

Tastingtags

25 Notes

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
24 Sep 2017 5:44 am
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 84 points
  • N: Husky hessian oily malt with a mineral sweetness. Time reveals more [bourbon) malty sweetness. I pick up creamy smoke just before sipping.
  • T: Almost hollow inner yet with a firmer oily savoury-bitter outer layer.
  • F: Husky, waxy-dry malt. Long waxy malty mouthfeel finish with dry cream latterly.
  • C: Really good sipper as it goes. And who said blends are only for drinkers?

Scores a B-

lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
19 Jun 2017 1:57 pm

Bouteille achetée pour la naissance de ma fille et dégustée entre collègues . Un blend de luxe très riche, au goût de toffee. Rapport qualité/prix imbattable. Nez : caramel, chocolat au lait derrière. Tabac, bois sec. Bouche : zeste d'orange Finale : Poivre, longue.


Enthousiasme 4/5


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GutsPuck
Member Junior GutsPuck Review note
15 Apr 2017 6:46 pm
GutsPuck gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.7
Nose
82
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
83
Price
89
Presentation
88
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
10 Apr 2017 4:04 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 84 points

Another blend from Pernod Ricard who currently own 14 distilleries, all in Speyside except for Scapa, and Strathclyde grain distillery. 

Created by Colin Scott in 1997, a deconstruction tasting/masterclass of the Chivas Regal 18yo will take you through the recipe in parts. Using over 20 single malts & grains from various distilleries including Glenlivet, Aberlour, Strathisla, Tormore, Longmorn, Allt-a-Bhainne, Glenburgie, Glenugie, Miltonduff,….. the Chivas 18yo is driven by Strathisla & Longmorn single malt and Strathclyde grain.

Having recently tried the Chivas 12yo and found it ‘dull-as and hugely disappointing’ WB, my expectations for the 18yo were low but mind open.


N: More fruity than the last three blends with a generally robust sherried=bourbon maltiness and additional notes of smelly socks.

T: Nothing specific but it's generally very tasty.

F: Sweet aniseed, with a bitter note under-pinning the final throes.

C: It’s tasty but it doesn’t quite ‘cut the mustard’ compared alongside the Ballantine's and the even better Dewar's. It's the first of the night that's most obviously ‘blend’ - grainy, soft & easy, which makes it very drinkable of course. Blog.


Scores a C

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Note
25 Aug 2016 8:08 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 77 points

Donut
Chivas Regal is one of the world’s bestselling blends. Their range has a classic 12 years old that can easily be found in the supermarket, but they also have an 18 year old and even a 25 year old. In my glass sits the 18 years old, composed of more than 20 whisky’s, both malt and grain. Did you know, by the way, that Chivas actually means ‘narrow place’ in Gaelic? Something for your next whisky quiz? The signature malt in this blend is Strathisla.

The nose is fruity and sweet on apricots, vanilla and pears. It has some freshly baked bread as well. Wait… no… it is a donut with pink icing!

The viscosity leaves a lot to be desired. This needs a lot more body. Having said that, it has a peppery bite before the fruit shines through. Think oranges, honey and… there – the donut returns. Reminds me a bit of orange lemonade, actually. The second sip becomes extremely sweet. All the way in the back is a single grain of salt.

In the finish, which is rather soft, I seem to get a hint of peat. But it is gone before I can think about it more.

I am certain this would go well with a dessert, but as a whisky I find it lacking. Too sweet and simply not interesting. I would rather spend my 60 EUR on something else.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Ciro
Connoisseur Ciro Review note
02 Aug 2016 7:42 pm
Ciro gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
80.5
Nose
79
Initial taste
82
Body
81
Finish
80
Price
81
Presentation
80
Whiskyflasken
Expert Senior Whiskyflasken Review note
18 Jul 2016 5:22 pm
Whiskyflasken gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.4
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
87
Price
84
Presentation
84
Rozenbankje
Expert Senior Rozenbankje Review note
12 Apr 2016 1:13 am
Rozenbankje gave this whisky 79 points
Weighted Rate
79.2
Nose
79
Initial taste
81
Body
80
Finish
79
Price
75
Presentation
79
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Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
09 Mar 2016 10:31 pm
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

sehr offen und direkt, angenehm rund, fruchtig-süß - Erdbeer- und Kirschmarmelade, ein Hauch Gummibärchen, Milchschokolade, Trinkkakao... und etwas samtig-trockene Holzigkeit

Taste

weich, vollmundig, süß, Schokolade (hier sogar leicht bitter), Nuss-Nougat-Creme, Walnuss... ein Hauch dunkle Frucht (Brombeermarmelade?)

Finish

mittellang, weich, Kakao... etwas rauchig-bitter

Comments

Guter, ausgewogener, süffiger Blend, angemessener Preis (~50€).

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15
Sandman
Expert Senior Sandman Tasting note
03 Jan 2016 11:32 am
Sandman gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Gedroogd fruit, rozijnen, honing en vanillie.

Met water: bananen en bittere chocolade

Taste

Beetje zoet, chocolade, gedroogd fruit en vleugje turf.

Finish

Medium, warm, beetje rook en vleugje peper

Comments

Mijn notes van 26-12-2013

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