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Overall rating
86.24/100
votes
78
Whiskybase ID
WB51613
Category
Blend
Bottler
Chivas Brothers Ltd. (Chvs)
Bottling serie
Original
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
627336
Barcode
5000299284926
Added on
31 Jan 2014 2:28 pm by tomso

Average value

€ 274.01

19 × in wishlist

78 × member ratings

234 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Chivas Regal 25-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.24 points

  1. robbert88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Very fruity! Juicy fruit. But also chocolate. You can smell that this whiskey is a bit older. Breakfast cereals in milk. Honey. Oatmeal Porridge. In the distance it has something waxy. Is some coffee beans
    • Taste
      82 82
      Velvet soft. No burn at all. Because of this he lacks strength, but it is a nice drinker. Still something that reminds me of a little sherry. Little hay / grass. Also some chocolate. Peach, grapefruit. The nose promised more. Much more.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Just too short to be medium length. Tastes evaporate a bit quickly. Little black pepper. Banana. Wood.

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting, sample provided by Defeatless.
    • Nose
      Old and dignified. It's mellow and friendly, full of waxy (beeswax) barley, some vanilla cream, and ample fruit (tinned peach dominate, but there is also pineapple, later also cherries and strawberries). Furthermore, there is a sensible level of grassiness, which makes this whisky fresh. Gets fruitier and sweeter associated by the minute. After a while, white raisins can be detected too. Then there is a faint hint of cinnamon.  It's extremely fruity and friendly, and must be the result of an active cask. A good refill hogshead maybe?
    • Taste
      Less
      sweet than expected, with a pleasant dryness. Polished oak, ginger, vanilla
      cream, coconut and pineapple. The grass gets louder, together with the pepper.
    • Finish
      Rather
      herbal (grass, coriander), with soft barley, white grape seeds and a pinch of
      pepper. 

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Fruity, balanced, not too complex but very drinkable - very good
    • Nose
      91 91
      Dried fruits, figs, apricot, honey, little raisins, caramel pears, hints of tobacco, some cooked fruits, bown sugar, spices, little cinnamon, cloves, whiffs of sherry wood, chocolate - really not bad
    • Taste
      90 90
      Little punchy, spicy, subtle sweetness, more caramel fruits, pear, apricot, honey, pepper, gingerbread with orange zest
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, spicy, zesty, little fruity more oranges

  4. masterflow scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    One of the best blend whiskeys I've ever drunk!

    The three of us had this bottle on a double birthday.

    Very fruity, balanced and rather mild with a nice, subtle oak finish.

    Very round and balanced.

    Excellent!!!

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very fruity. And a lot of honey sweetness. The finish is also something, I call it, more elegant than the previously-tried Johnnie Walker XR21 (WID: 51634) and Johnnie Walker Blue Label (WID: 51152). The Chivas Regal is already quite good but also very pleasing. Overall, but the best of the three blends.
    But also here. I prefer to grab a single malt.

  6. drkrylov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Big impression on this 25 years. We recognize quite the 18 years with a little more power, more depth and a nice peaty finish. Qualitatively, the jump is not huge compared to 18, this being said.
    Enthusiasm 3/5

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. GutsPuck scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Appealing grapefruits and honey, entice with mist of muskiness linger, packed with rich caramel too. Complex and lovely. Palate:- Good weight and elegant, full of flavors and not aggressive,
    allowing you the time to taste it. Firm woody character coated with burnt
    honey. Well built and slender.

    Finish:- Velvet, smooth and lengthy.

    Delicious but not affordable to have it everyday. :P


    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

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