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Overall rating
85.75/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB71559
Category
Blend
Bottler
Chivas Brothers Ltd. (Chvs)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
757 ml
Label
26 2/3 Fl.oz./75.7 cl - 75° PROOF
Added on
31 Aug 2015 12:34 pm by vrontis.d@unic.ac.cy

Average value

€ 152.65

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Whisky Reviews for Chivas Regal 12-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.75 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Delicious. Much better than (from memory) the new one. Unfortunately, we will probably never know without time machine again - was he better or better? ;-)
    • Nose
      (especially at the beginning) feels dusty-dry on inhalation, then mild and round, rather fruity, a bit of Toffifee is in, but mainly canned peach, a dash of white wine ... or rather cider (maybe a hint of mead?) ... light raisins - please
    • Taste
      soft, round ... and quite juicy, also here I find the fruit impressively clear (normal is in the taste rather little of the "nose fruit" left, as dominate rather sweet / bitter notes), peach jam and sultanas remain long, in addition to toffee , Milk chocolate, after some time in the mouth then wood and cocoa
    • Finish
      medium long, comfortable, first chocolate, then woody / bitter (but not unpleasant)

  2. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    (Blind tasting 2018)
    Zero alcohol - I'm flabbergasted, how does it work? Hm, at least awesome, awesome. I type Speyside, ~ 25 years, 42%
    • Nose
      86 86
      Clover blossoms, intense honey, a summer blossom meadow, rich yellow fruit notes
    • Taste
      87 87
      What a thick, creamy mouthfeel!
      Pineapple puree from ripe fruit, cream peach, oily
    • Finish
      87 87
      Finish = mouth: full, intense, round, smooth

  3. Nosingbär scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Solid. The sweet nut flavors are deep, complex and engaging. Is for me a 87/100. Aroma, however, would get 88/100.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Delicate smoke in the background, sweetness with several facets: nutty, fruity, chocolaty, honey. Earthy herbs, tender bitter. Toffee. Spicy honey. Slightly flowery, towards perfume. Walnuts. Lemon peel. Raisins. Nut cream. The sweetness is getting deeper and more engaging, strongly nutty and towards toffee / nougat. In addition jam (cherries, plums, apricots). Malty sweetness. Later comes light mint.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smoke, light grainy vanilla and grass notes, aromatic honey, exotic fruit (towards mango, passion fruit). Nutty, from bitter hazelnuts to sweet nougat.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Mango, peach kernels, sweet but dry, with a grassy grain note in the background.

  4. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Pretty filigree. In the nose apple, peach and baby powder ?! A little bit of wood and a bit bitter at the far end.
    • Taste
      In the taste then neat caramel and toffee. Rather sweet than bitter .. Again a little wood.
    • Finish
      In the finish then comes the bitterness. But not too much. Again wood, sweetness and caramel. The fruit is missing here. Most likely dates or the like.

  5. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    One thing to remember with older blends from the 1950`s onwards is that many of them have a slightly different flavour profile than todays offerings with the same name. The reason for this is that older blends contain whiskies from distilleries that are now closed, older Chivas Regal is no exception, this will have some Caperdonich in it.

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    'Lots here'

    N: Following on from the 2016 Chivas 12 WB, this is thicker, rounder and fuller with way more going on. Really, it’s a totally different beast with a light peaty note as one could expect for a blend back then.
    T: Larger arrival than expected with a fizzy, malty, toffee-chocolate development. Fizzier with water.
    F: Malty-hot chocolate powder with a little fruit and peat trace on the finish.
    C: Let down by the fizzy arrival but certainly in the right territory to other richer, old skool style blends [Ballantine’s 30, Bells 20yo]. Sadly, it’s rather expected that the modern blend couldn’t compete with the older version, but such a marked difference between the two makes the modern Chivas even more disappointing side-by-side than if drunk on its own. Of course, this old Chivas could well have improved/aged in the bottle, if you’re a believer that is.

    Scores a C[+]

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