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Chivas Regal 12 Year Old

The ubiquitous blend

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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

7th Jan 2019


Chivas Regal 12 Year Old
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  • Finish
  • Balance
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Not something I would normally buy, but I received a bottle as a gift and so I thought I'd might as well analyze it a bit.

On the nose there is a good deal of honey, a surprising amount now that I consider it. Also slight apple, of the tart variety, and a hint of smoky peat.

On the palate the honey translates well with a smooth, supple delivery. Then the peat creeps in around the back and sides of the tongue. Not much fruit to speak of. The slight bitterness is well controlled and balanced by the sweeter aspects of the spirit.

The finish is uneventful but pleasant enough with a bit of sweetness and also some drying oak. On the whole this is an enjoyable, easy-drinking blend that I would consider buying at the right price, though certainly not at the LCBO's full retail.




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Nozinan commented

I received 2 bottles of this (one 1.14L) as gifts within a few months of each other, both from families of patients. The smaller one was recent enough that I was able to trade it in for something at the LCBO (FC Heritage - so I "paid" what it was worth) but the larger one was too old for the LCBO.

So I opened it at a tasting, and kept 240 cc of it and sent the bottle with a friend. It's "ok". Review eventually.

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