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Overall rating
73.42/100
votes
322
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
Added on
15 May 2014 9:44 pm by tscherny
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 29,55

5 × in wishlist

322 × member ratings

1001 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Chivas Regal 12-year-old

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 73.42 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. markkuyper scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

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

  3. spxcedxg scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

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

  4. iDea D scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Lorion scored this whisky 45 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Doctor B. scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  7. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    [60% malt to 40% grain]
    N: A light, vanilla nose with a softish egg white note. 
    T: A little raw
    F: Still raw-ish with a little dry vanilla.
    C: A dry-sour modern blend. Dull-as and hugely disappointing. Let's try the 1970's presentation: [no WB page for it just yet]

    Scores a D[-]

  8. Ivynor did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very diluted, not very interesting but not bad grades either.
    A little wood, caramel, cut herbs, some touches of citrus.

  9. BSchlosser scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    N- Cardboard and rusty nail. Soft floral and honey, not as pungent as I thought with oily grain and hidden candy sweet.

    P- Fruity sweet, vanilla and sour plum with fresh oak and husky.

    F- Medium, minty caramel, ginger warm with somehow green and oak-ish spirit mouth coating. Balance and good basic blend.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

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