Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Chivas Brothers Ltd. (Chvs)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Label
Bottle code
LP AJ 12 16
Added on
15 May 2014 9:59 pm by tscherny

Average value

€ 30.47

7 × in wishlist

508 × member ratings

1522 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Chivas Regal 12-year-old

65 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 73.10 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 78 points Super 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. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Sadly a pale shadow of what it was 25+ years ago. Designed to be inoffensive, but very grain-dominated blend. 12 years of maturation barely noticeable compared to entry level malts. Better buy Fiddich 12 instead for only a few bucks more.

  3. SimondeVette scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    It is fine. There are better and definitely worse blends
    • Nose
      Mostly vanilla, but a bit of peat
    • Taste
      Raisins, caramel, spicy
    • Finish
      A bit astringent, but a mostly soft and spicy

  4. dinclas scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Not so bad, just too flat
    • Nose
      74 74
      Red apple, fresh fruit, hint of smoke
    • Taste
      73 73
      sweet syrup, very thin and light
    • Finish
      71 71
      short, woody, some vanilla and coconuts

  5. claymore84 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 03-27-2021.

  6. MLE scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

  7. egeht scored this whisky 75 points Newbie

    Not overly complex, but recognizable. Smell of medium strength, pleasant taste with hints of smoke and oak, medium aftertaste. But finishing a pleasant evening with your beloved woman and your favorite tobacco is what you need. It may be a little expensive for its level, but you have to pay for the used brand :-)

  8. Svjatogor scored this whisky 54 points Expert Senior

    light and sweet

  9. Svarttt scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Doesn't hurt anyone, doesn't do much wrong, just a little boring but not a bad blend for the price segment.
    • Nose
      77 77
      Pleasantly fruity, I like it surprisingly well
    • Taste
      75 75
      Can't keep up with the nose, but not really bad notes.
    • Finish
      73 73
      As expected, short and unspectacular

  10. Kilo1 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    Well-combed whiskey, soft, of development is not just a poppin version in which many have decided to please and which is popular with tourists at the airport. Whiskey is not sharp, I think for this they love him.


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