Scotch Whisky - Deluxe Blend - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Scotch Whisky - Deluxe Blend - 2013
Blends under 12 years old - 2013
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Nose: A creamy, aromatic melange of vanilla custard, hints of aniseed, lemon curd and butter toffee. Wood shavings and dried banana chips develop with just a hint of cassis.
Palate: More of those banana chips showing through on the palate, this time there's a creamy hit of barley malt too, pepped up with a little allspice. Notes of ground walnut and caramel.
Finish: Light spice and black pepper on the tail. Lingering notes of cereal sweetness.
Overall: A spicy, beautifully balanced blend. Lots going on here.
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Gradually getting to enjoy, I'm try all types of whisky blended and malts. Had a few visit to different distilleries in Scotland and understand more about what the differences are. I would recommend this as a mature whisky drinkers choice, definitely a top 5 for me.
15th April 2015
Who wrote that CR12 is the best, they have not tasted any other whiskeys. For exemple Glenlivet, Aberlour, Benriach etc.. This more suitable for coctails or quick drink, shots.
11th April 2015
I have been drinking this for years, but I have the cherrywood rocker and the 1.75 litre does not come with the handle.
21st March 2015
Chivas is a wonderfully smooth whisky. Best I have had.
4th March 2015
Thought I'd have a go at this as I saw it at a reduced price, and after enjoying JW Black a lot more than expected. Didn't get this at all though - too harsh on the finish ('black pepper' notes generally just turn out to be throat burn for me though), thin and with far too much banana everywhere, and for me, not much of the expected richness and smoothness.Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad drink as such, I'd take it over a budget blend no problem, but for the price you're better off with an entry level malt.
13th February 2015
This is too good, I have been a fan of it for a while now. It is too smooth, aromatic and beautiful!
1st February 2015
I would not agree with the two previous extremely biased (or even obsessed) opinions. It is a juicy yet elegant blend, showing both a nice (orchard fruits based) aroma and a chewy, moreish mouthful which accords to the nose. Good and quite long aftertaste as for a blend. In sum, one of the better 12yo blends on the market.
29th January 2015
Great Blend, not to be compared to Malt. In fact it tastes better than some blend like the Glenlivet 12 that is aged in American Oak. American Oak just sucks
24th January 2015
Drank this half an hour after I had a glas of Scapa 16 yr. True, nog fair to compare bit I will nevertheless. Of the blend nothing remains. Glad finished the bottle now.
20th December 2014
Had a taste of this yesterday and I never thought I could fill my mouth with something so vile and disgusting as this foul putrid liquid.I was literally astonished by how much I hated this whisky.All I could taste was a strong chocolate note on the tail end.I don't know if this was a problem with this specific bottle but it was a most jarring experience I can recommend to no one but my most hated enemy.
15th December 2014
when it comes to whiskey i know jack didily squat, however ive tried a few and havent found anything better yet. i always try to buy different whiskeys all the time and for the buget this is the best. stay away from bells, and grants, yuk
11th December 2014
It is the one of best 12 years blend that I've tasted, I really feel the butter toffee taste on it and the finish is pleasently smooth.
10th December 2014
12 years of boredom.
27th November 2014
It's easy.....like Friday evening.
15th November 2014
easy to drink, honey, ripe apple.. very refreshing i have to say if compared to JW black label, however Black Label is more complex.. Chivas is good if you just want an easy going scotch and very refreshing. GREAT
9th November 2014
Its very good. If you want decent quality for an affordable price, well worth the investment.
5th November 2014
Has to be the best blend I've had, still would not buy this over my single malts like Jura
30th October 2014
Is first taste is sweeter but lingering finish too spicy. Not smooth to me but seemly odd compared to a single malt. I'd rather spend the extra.
24th October 2014
ive had bad and good bottles of this. never tastes the same to me
9th October 2014
Whether on the nose or pallette this blend affords the drinker with a complex blend of hand soap, battery acid, and mule urine. It's a terrible blend for the money!!
20th September 2014
The store across the way from me has it for $30 and it is definitely worth the money, it tastes and smells exactly how it is described here, although its more of a sipping liquor in my personal opinion.
10th August 2014
Where I am, I can get this for just around $30, and it is well worth the price. It has all of the tasting notes as described above, though I'm reminded of carrot cake a lot when I drink it. No reason to complain. A solid blended scotch.
2nd July 2014
Great for a blended whisky. As they say - quality blend. One of the best blended whiskies for it's price, in my opinion.
21st June 2014
Not spectacular, but a quality blend and worth drinking before moving on to other, more challenging malts.
5th June 2014
Yes, it is somewhat bland, but it is such an easy dram with a fabulous balanced gentle taste. Sometimes I just want a simple quality blend and Chivas 12 fits the bill and never disappoints. I take it with a small ice cube as there is an unwanted alcohol nip. It is often compared unfavourably with its rival JWB but I believe Chivas stands up well. They are both overpriced so I have marked it down accordingly.
Give me a good bourbon. Waay better.......sorry.....
17th May 2014
I was introduced to this a few years ago as my first starter whiskey and I have no complaints at all, I find it best served with one cube. if you want to treat yourself the 18year is defiantly worth a shout.
9th May 2014
Slick Ric loves it!
15th April 2014
This is blended NOT malt!! Best tipple goin,, neat single cube or with green tea!!
13th April 2014
well I was just curious as I don't usually like many of the blended varity and usually stick with my favourafe Bowmore single malt. however when I tasted chivas regal 12 it had that lovely rich notes of honey that I could tasted and feel in all it's thickness swirling around my mouth and when swallowed it left this very smooth finish and I must say long smooth and soothing finish with no harsh or burning sensation to it. it actually reminded me of a Jura 10 year old origin but actually much nicer. but I must say this has to be the best blended whiskey I have ever tasted and will buy again. that and Bowmore are my leading favourites now but I love tasting different whiskeys even this I have my two that lead the way for my taste buds. 10/10 for a premium blended whiskey. try it it will not disappoint.
12th April 2014
I am just curious, does chivas regal expire? I have one in our house, given to me as a gift by a friend but I am not sure if it expires?
4th April 2014
Slick Ric likes it
18th February 2014
It's ok. A supplier gave me a 1/5 Asa. Gift. Asked him to give me JW black label next year or I am switching suppliers.
I mentioned in my review for JW Black that it and this formed the gateway of my interest in scotch.Has more of a bite than Black, which is why I prefer this. I don't know if this is frowned upon (some guy looked at me with disgust when I did this), but I poured a generous bit of this in my cappuccino and it tasted amazing.
31st January 2014
And whisky is really good.
26th January 2014
Very quite good taste. For me even it is better than Hennessy VS cognac.
19th January 2014
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14th October 2013
what wouldpbe the total cost, including shipping, if any for 1 liter bottle of chivas 12/18 YO
Bought a bottle and did not like the bland flavour, although well made and of good balance. Also purchased 20cl Caol Ila 12 that was too thin, so added 10cc to the 2/3 of remaining Chivas. Wow! What an improvement. It adds some decent top notes and transforms Chivas into a terrific blend.
23rd September 2013
Hey! If you could pop all that information into an email to our purchasing team (firstname.lastname@example.org), they will be more than happy to help you out! --The Chaps at Master of Malt
12th August 2013
I have a bottle of Chivas Regal from 1944 or 1945. The General Wines and Spirits, NY, NY seal is #155480892 Any idea what it may be worth??
11th August 2013
In family party it's just cool(or hot)
17th July 2013
I repeat, it is no big deal. More to the bland side with nothng interesting either in the nose or the taste. If there is woody note at all, it must be balsa
13th July 2013
Somewhat commercialized, yet still a good, solid Scotch Whisky.
9th July 2013
Smooth, Sweet with a Woody Finish. Simply Wonderful & Extremely Satisfying..
20th June 2013
This is a pretty solid middle-of-the-road blend, and certainly a good entry to quality scotch blends. Just a hint of smoke, sweet but definitely not cloying, a little bit of complexity.However, I think it's a bit too expensive for what it is. There are similarly good blends (Teachers, Black Bottle) for less money, or better blends for about the same price (Johnnie Walker Black).
10th June 2013
Не стоит и 20-ой части уплаченных денег! Обжигает нижнюю часть языка, спирт. Ненавижу бленды. (Translation using Google Translate: It is not necessary and the 20th of the money paid! Burns the lower part of the tongue, alcohol. I hate the nose.)
8th June 2013
First time dipping into a scotch that costs more than thirty dollars.I was very impressed at how much more complex it was in comparison to other whiskys I've tried. On the nose and on the taste, there is a heavy presence of what I can only describe as soap. And yet, it's still a very good whisky, but I think there must be many others that are better in the same price range.
22nd May 2013
people who say its cheap need to fix up!!! its better than anything I've had. chivas Regal is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
29th April 2013
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26th March 2013
I'm from Sydney Australia do you deliver here.
25th March 2013
It's smooth on the rocks or not. I really don't like any whiskey on the rocks but I like to see the taste differences. There is better, but this a good start. I my self just started to drink whiskey. Do like Johnnie Walker.
22nd September 2012
it's a good blend. It is overrated but still it makes for a good decent whiskey.
23rd August 2012
Did not worth the money. Never buying this one again
6th August 2012
Hadn't had Chivas for 20 years, saw a half bottle knocked down to less than a tenner so I though why not? Glad I did, a really pleasant drop, if you can get over the single vs blended snobbery. On taste alone I thought is was very good and would buy again.
6th March 2012
Sweet, Smooth and a hint of woodiness. Loved it..
8th February 2012
A really fine blend that you can spend time with finding touches of, amongst the usual stuff, a little smoke, salt and lavender. But, OMG, the lable and box! Hand me my buckler serf for I will forego to the Co-Op.(other supermarkets apply and can be smite'd equally)
1st March 2011
12 yr - "premium" vs. "blended" - what's the difference? Had a 1.75 litre (with handle on bottle) with "premium scotch whiskey" on label. Just bought another 1.75 litre (with no handle) with "blended scotch whiskey" on label.
7th August 2010
i like it
26th May 2010
Had a hope for a classy dram but this was not quite that. It's a bit cheapy, I mean a strong burn feeling, a tad bland nose and lack of complexity on the palate. I enjoyed Dewar's White Label & Teacher's much more.
8th December 2009