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This is a new edition of the Chivas malt Strathisla 12 year old, a fruity and sherry-rich single malt from Speyside.
Nose: Soft oak and hints of candied peel. A little floral character too, with notes of spice and Danish pastries.
Palate: Malty core with notes of sultanas and cinnamon pastries. Allspice, cooked apple and mince pies.
Finish: Long finish. Very fruity.
Overall: A good all-rounder - excellent value for money...
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Had this bought for me for Christmas. Very pleasant, one to give a novice as oppose to someone more well versed.I decided to sacrifice it for a hot toddy one wet chilly January evening. Wow! What a toddy. The cinnamon and spiciness really complements the cloves and lemon juice/peel. Might pick up another bottle as my go to toddy malt.Should be renamed, Strathisla 12 "The Toddy Malt". Send a cheque in the post Chivas Bros!
6th April 2017
Love the smell, it tastes quite sweet. I get a bit of fruit in the taste. I preferred it with water as found it a bit hot without. I'm enjoying it but doubt I'd buy another
12th March 2017
I don't know what the complaints are about. I am not a novice when it comes to whiskey. Nor do I purport to be some know it all. I usually like strong peaty numbers like Laphroig and Ardbeg. I agree this drop might seem bland to some but I have to say that it is delicious and, having paid £27 for mine at the supermarket, I am very pleased and have just gone and bought another while it's still on offer.
6th March 2017
I love that people from the distillery and chivas have come on here and rated this the best whisky since sliced bread. This whisky has a good price point and is pretty unchallanging, and inexperienced malt drinkers will like it, for more experienced drinkers, you may find it bland.
27th January 2017
Very smooth and flavourful scotch. Highly recommended!
6th January 2017
Tasted at the Stathisla distillary in Scotland and loved it
10th December 2016
Good whisky for the price point. Think Master of Malt have got the description spot on. Can definitely get the Danish pastry nose!! Have had this bottle for about two years. Just finished it tonight, drinking the last glass as I type. It's worth the money and one for the cabinet, especially if you can get it on offer.
26th November 2016
Excellent stuff in low budget
27th July 2016
My favourite whiskey you can buy in the supermarket. Superb smooth drink.
30th April 2016
I bought this in sweden by advice from the monopoly "systembolaget" and i got to say i should have chosen Ancnoc instead of this... The alcoholic taste takes the upper hand of this. Even if there is some tastes the taste of alcohol does it to much on the bad side. I would like to give it a 2 but the price is the only thing keeping me from it. Dont buy this, mainstream shit that shivas have optimized just for the books.
5th February 2016
This is good to have in your cabinet among the other whiskies and try it from time to time. Not a favorite one, it Worths its price, it's delicate and smooth but that's all I Think.You don't get a "wow" taste in the mouth but it tastes better than the balvenie double Wood in my opinionrating 6 + half Point for the price
8th January 2016
Preferred the previous edition with its 43% content and unique bottle. The new edition is still good value but not sure why they went mainstream in taste and looks.
30th November 2015
Compared to the "old" bottling; they have lowered alc.%, switched from an awesome looking bottle to a clean and boring mainstream bottle... and increased the price... please...
9th September 2015
À very nice single malt, awsome! If you like fruity whiskeys. Well made, great plats and wonderful finish.
23rd August 2015
Muy bueno. Muy muy bueno.
Delicious anytime, but sweeter with more pear and apple after resting in the glass awhile! Amazing finish!
10th August 2015
I agree with a previous reviewer, I bought this bottle back in February and I thought it had a little too much bite. After letting it sit for several months I decided to go back to it and am very satisfied with the depth and sherried chacter. Lovely fruit finish.
7th August 2015
Well made. Has respect in Scotland and is the heart of all Chivas. The best highland, speyside ever made.
29th July 2015
We think this whisky is very smooth and has a wonderful flavour.
29th May 2015
I like my malt whiskies but have to say am not sure with this particular malt. Bought a bottle yesterday as it was on offer in my local supermarket. Something is definitely missing in the taste compared with other Speyside malts. I will give it another chance hopefully it will improve but I am not holding my breath.
7th May 2015
I opened this bottle a d thought it was nice but had a little bite. After letting it sit in my cabinet for 6 weeks I decided to give it another go. I am simply amazed at it's depth now. No bite but tastes of a quality Sherried dram. At this point, it's depth and flavor seem of a 43% abv instead of 40%. Amazing value for money.
19th April 2015
A very nice whisky with a beautiful warm finish, quite malty with almost a hint of chocolate
16th February 2015
You cannot go wrong with this. Its well made and very pleasant to drink. I buy this regulary ( when the price is right) and always enjoy. Easy drinking and good quality.Drunk in Norfolk. The whisky capital of England.
20th January 2015
Subtle and soft on the pallet. Im no whisky expert but it is my drink of choice and from now on this will be my whisky of choice. Excellent value for money also premium feel in a affordable price range. Thank you
10th January 2015
It's whisky. Other than that it has no stand out character for me and pulls no punches. Ok to have in the cabinet, but I'll be reaching for something a bit feistier most of the time.
1st December 2014
Taste is a little overly delicate and light at first, but it certainly develops over time. A very long finish and certainly tasty dram, although there is some residual bitterness.
19th November 2014
I also do not like strong smokey scotch. This was very flavorful and smooth. Best 12 year single on the market in my opinion.
24th October 2014
Beautiful nose, and love the fruity aroma with hint of apples. I don't like peaty, smoky whisky's, so this is perfect for me, I live in Aviemore at the start of the Whisky's trail and have samples many Speyside and Highland whisky's and this is my favourite so far, it's gets 5 stars!
6th August 2014
Very good tasting whisky, worth the money.
27th February 2014
Initial flavours are fairly subtle - develops in to a spicy taste, like cinnamon as mentioned above. Overall nice and smooth - though not my favourite.
Не понравился. Спирт слишком выразительный. Свеженький фрукты, солод, несколько пряный - лучше растворить в бокале кубик льда - больше прорисовывается вкус и уходит спирт.
20th July 2013