Overall rating
75.52/100
votes
108
Whiskybase ID
WB59127
Category
Blend
Bottler
Chivas Brothers Ltd. (Chvs)
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000299611104
Added on
20 oct 2014 2:20 pm by cimrak

Average value

€ 41.23

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Whisky reviews for Chivas Regal Extra

17 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 75.52 points.

  1. AleMuse25 scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Drunk long ago, from memory

  2. Svjatogor scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    n: honey, caramel, cookie, sweet
    t: sweet, cookie, oak
    a: cinnanom, oak, sweet

  3. Gareth74 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Engineered to underwhelm.

    I rarely drink the giant blended brands as there's always something better for the same money if you look hard enough, but sometimes I give in and succumb to their marketing charms just for fun. Of course, it rarely is fun. Enter Chivas Regal's Extra Sherry edition.

    On the nose it reminds me instantly of that other stellar performer, Whyte & Mackay's Extra Special Blended stuff. It's initially sweet but also very solventy. There's overcooked fruit, cardboard and a mustiness. There's flashes of cocoa, match wood, tired, old nutmeg, bits of burnt orange oil and dusty floors, caramel and sherry. The overall impression is a bit weird though, old tired sherry fighting face to face with newer spirits and the spirits, solvency thing is winning. Terrible? No, not really but hardly an invitation to dive it!

    In the mouth and it is a a very sweet arrival, simple and almost one dimensional- think cheap Spanish brandy. Undeniably thin, watery and musty and a little creamy, the spirits nose translates to a grainy, sweet solvent flavour behind the sugar coating. There’s sherry but not enough to hide what’s going on here. Young whisky, is that Cardhu? It tastes like Cardhu, maybe something else equally as amazingly average. To be sure, it’s a young Speyside character to the malt base. Not one for thrill seekers but pleasant enough. This is not a particularly great thing to taste but hey, they have to put it somewhere. There’s oranges and caramel, some maltiness and lots of grain, I know you’re not supposed to be able to taste E150 but I swear this is the embodiment of that stuff. Warm, brown, innocuous. There’s also chocolate powder on the back end and some nutmeg and baking spice. The palate is designed not to offend or even provoke any kind of fascination or introspection, it tastes like it is meat to be consumed. With ice, without ice, with Coke®, with soda, with lemonade, hell with a splash of better scotch to liven it up a bit. Sweetness, followed with a tiny little woody bitterness and warmth far outweighs any particular flavours of note.

    So, there we have it. It’s a whisky that’s been designed not to offend. It’s weak and lacking any ooomf that may have made it better with even a simple tweak like taking it up to 43% from the anaemic 40% it’s bottled at. The sherry aspect feels worn out and on its last legs, there but only enough so they can put it on the label, surely. This is a whisky that sells, no doubts, on its name than on its merits and at over £30 a bottle it fails miserably to offer something even approaching good value. There’s just so many more excellent blends and entry single malts out there for this price.

    If Johnny Walker Black is the Big Mac of whisky then this surely is the 99p Cheeseburger. Whilst it is a whisky, no amount of them will make you feel like you’ve actually had a worthwhile drink.

  4. AdamsB scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    The whiskey was made from a mixture of rare species of single malt whiskey aged in barrels of Spanish Sherry Oloroso (about 10 years).
    • Nose
      70 70
      Fruity, sweet, pears, melon, creamy toffee, milk chocolate, cinnamon, ginger
    • Taste
      66 66
      Pear in syrup, vanilla, caramel, cinnamon and almonds
    • Finish
      68 68
      Cocoa, prunes, caramel

  5. YuraLM scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Oak, white pepper, sugar demerada, chicory, white chocolate, wine notes, Sicilian orange, bilberry
    • Taste
      78 78
      Not saturated, sweet orange, wine notes, bisquite
    • Finish
      78 78
      Average-lasting, sweet, species, orange

  6. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    olour: gold
    Nose: caramel, sweet fruits, apples peel.
    Mouth: sweet, caramel, light smoke, apples.
    Finish: short, apples, caramel and vanilla.
    Chivas Regal Extra is a simple, smooth and easy drinkable whisky. It’s very good for drinking in bars.

  7. Ralf scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    It`s ok but a tad boring in my view and very one dimensional profile wise.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      70 70

  9. jankes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  10. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      79 79

  11. Andytka3 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Lightly pungent with soft fruit bouquet, jammy marmalade. Closed, best with small splash of water.

    Palate:- Delicious cereals, creamy with just enough sweetness to please. Good mouthfeel, soft and velvet.

    Finish:- Smooth with medium length. Easy to drink with hints of citrus fruit stick around.

    Taste as it should be, in between the 12YO and the 18YO.

    — at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  12. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      66 66

  13. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    wasted sherry on cheap grain and malt
    alcohol, a quick jump on the bandwagon. has potential, but
    should have
    been given more as this was a mediocre effort
    • Nose
      sherry, sweet malt, burnt sugar (e150),
      orange, cream
    • Taste
      bland, sweet, spicy grain alcohol, red
      wood, hint of spiced cream, hint of sherry at the back
    • Finish
      short, alcohol bitter, wet red wood,
      grain sweetness at the back

  14. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I have tried it a couple of times independently (without Notes) and found it quite pleasant, would have mentally located it as the Cardhu 12 and therefore have tasted both consecutively - no, the Cardhu is much better.
    • Nose
      previously Cardhu 12 had - on the other hand, this sags. first unpleasant, scratchy ... after a while habituation there is a certain spicy sweetness (cinnamon?), some muff (smoke?), wood, a bit nutty, dusty, dry
    • Taste
      sweet, some milk chocolate, toffee, cinnamon (no fruit), longer in the mouth -> woody, bitter
    • Finish
      medium, some milk chocolate, rather bitter

  15. sammy01 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  16. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  17. FLKegel scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  18. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 79 points Photo Moderator

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

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