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Overall rating
73.53/100
votes
377
Category
Blend
Bottler
Chivas Brothers Ltd. (Chvs)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
LP AJ 12 16
Barcode
0080432402931
Added on
15 May 2014 9:59 pm by tscherny
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 28,51

4 × in wishlist

377 × member ratings

1186 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Chivas Regal 12-year-old

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 73.53 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 78 points Administrator

    As one of the best-selling Blended Scotches in the world, Chivas Regal 12 certainly stands out from the crowd of cheap and low-quality alternatives. Fruity and slightly aromatic notes with honey, caramel and vanilla characterize the nose. Don't expect any exiting features or great complexity. The lead malt Strathisla comes through on the palate: it tastes light and sweet with creamy toffee, red apples and pleasant hints of nuttiness. Old refill cask bitterness remains of a quickly gone finish. A flawless but altogether boring blend with age statement.

    RATING: 2.9/5.0 stars ≙ 78 pts → AVERAGE [-]
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      74 74

  2. Gaija scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Seriously, I expected worse.

    [2019 bottling] Sure, it's totally inoffensive and unmemorable, but it has no evident flaw and it's certainly less grain-forward than many of the equivalent best-selling blends. Seriously, on the palate, the malt part speaks quite a bunch I believe. This could have been worse.
    • Nose
      78 78
      It's not bad in any way. Green apples, a little vanilla, and even a minuscule touch of smoke (or dry minerals) maybe ? The grain part is noticeable but far less dominant than in comparable blends.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Quite some presence actually with some dry malty notes, a bit of earth, green apples and ever so slight smoke. Very thin texture wise though.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Expectedly short and bringing nothing new to the table.

  3. praisethepasta scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    This is just a very well made blended whisky. The nose (which is the best part of it) is very inviting and promises a whisky that has a very fine balance. Yes, it's aimed a a broad audience as a friendly and easy sipper, but you just can't argue with the quality. I like to compare this with JW black, not in terms of flavour, but in terms of it being a benchmark as a quality entry level scotch whisky.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Like stated, the nose is the best part of this whisky. A lovely combination of vanilla, honey, a hint of nuts, soft clove in the back and a faint touch of grass and red fruit with a gentle creaminess to round it all of.
    • Taste
      77 77
      A typical blend, with the grainy, creamy note starting things up, immediately followed by vanilla, honey and a subtle wood note. Less complex and less rich than the nose, but none the less: unpretentious and a fine balance
    • Finish
      73 73
      rather short, the taste just sort of fades out and then disappears allthogether, leaving with a slightly dry woodnote.

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    A solid neat blend!
    • Nose
      fruity aromas, hints of caramel, vanilla;
    • Taste
      soft, mild onset; fruity, sweetness, honey, oak, vanilla;
    • Finish
      short, soft finish, some caramel;

  5. Johnnie Stumbler scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    Nose: Polished wood, fennel fronds and vanilla custard. Moves on to toffee with some pleasing grassiness underneath. Really quite good.

    Palate: Toffee sauce, brown sugar and dried banana pieces. A moment of slightly funky, cheap sticky toffee pudding and then it falls apart with a chemical bitterness.

    Finish: The Achilles heel, I’m afraid. A little warmth, a little wood, a little boring.

    Thoughts: Hugely drinkable and a decent price for what it is. The nose makes a few promises that the palate can’t live up to but it does the job.

  6. whiskyd scored this whisky 64 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      63 63
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      62 62

  7. markkuyper scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  8. spxcedxg scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. Lorion scored this whisky 45 points Expert Senior

    Unpleasant. Never again.
    • Nose
      Well. Vanilla. Alcohol. Not more.
    • Taste
      Bäh.
    • Finish
      Finish?

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