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Chivas Regal 12 Year Old

The Small Place

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

15th Mar 2010


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Today, I tried the Chivas Regal 12 Year Old (which contains quite a bit of Strathisla, the most pittoresque distillery in Keith - Speyside).

The nose is very soft with citrus and apples, but also mild herbs and honey.

It’s rather creamy and somewhat nutty, but you’ll also discover some lavender and vanilla. The smokiness (very faint) can be attributed to the Strathisla.

The finish is not long, but quite pleasant, warm and sweet. It leaves your mouth dry and clean.

This is quite a nice blend indeed. Much better than for example Johnnie Walker Red Label or William Lawson’s. Oh, for those who wonder where the silly title of the review came from: ‘chivas’ is Gaelic for ‘The Small Place’. I couldn’t think of any other ‘snappy’ title (not that this one is snappy, I admit).

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jdcook commented

Sounds quite reasonable. I've never liked Chivas Regal, but that might be due to the fact that as a young man I over-indulged on this particular dram in a somewhat extreme fashion. Since then I've been somewhat repelled by it... ;)

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