Insider knowledge: Chivas Regal 18 Year Old - Vivienne Westwood Edition whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Chivas Regal 18 Year Old - Vivienne Westwood Edition whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Balanced. Orange peel, malted barley. Vanilla fudge, touch of spice.
Palate: Medium body, marmalade, touch of wood.
Finish: Long, well-balanced, spice emanating from the oak.
...and that's saying a lot given there's stuff going for over £10k here. Should have made the tasting notes about the rags the bottle's wrapped in because that's where the price comes from.
24th February 2012