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Chivas Regal 12 Year Old

better than expected

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@casualtortureReview by @casualtorture

1st May 2017

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  • Nose
    17
  • Taste
    20
  • Finish
    19
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
    76

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A friend gifted this 375ml Chivas to me for helping him out when he was sick. Drinking neat, bottle freshly opened.

Nose: A bit alcohol forward at first but fades with time. Subtle vanilla, pears, and grapes. Everything is fairly subtle and subdued.

Palate: Things open up a bit here. Creamy palate with an oily body. Lots of wood spice and smoke, balanced with a subtle sweetness with a spicy finish.

Overall: This is actually an enjoyable whisky. I was expecting less. I would take JW black over this, but not by much.

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8 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

You have me tempted to buy a 375 cc bottle and do a H2H with the bottle I was recently gifted, that MAY date back to the early 80s.

2 years ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@Nozinan That would be an interesting H2H. Keep us posted if you do it.

2 years ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@casualtorture I can't recall the last time I had the 12, but I had a taste of the18 a while ago and it was very good.

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@casualtorture It doesn't say Regal anywhere I could see. Based on the markings one of my colleagues estimates it might have been bottled about 30-40 years ago. Thank goodness for people who frequent whisky auctions.

It's interesting how there are so many different bottle markings for this brand.

I can tell you precisely how much it would be worth at auction though. $0

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

@casualtorture
casualtorture commented

@Nozinan Haha well it's still an interesting bit of history even if it is worthless. smile

2 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

It will be worth nothing at auction because I plan to open it...

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

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