Color: Intense, dark amber
Nose: Mulit-layered aromas of dried fruits, spice and buttery toffee
Taste: Exceptionally rich and smooth-a velvety, dark chocolate palate with elegant floral notes and a wisp of sweet mellow smokiness
Finish: Magnificently long, warm and memorable
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Buttery aromas of toasted oats and nuts with slight citrus notes. Sea salt on the palate is refreshing along with ripe orange, tobacco and caramel. The texture is dusty and leaves the mouth pleasantly powdery. The wonderful bouquet includes scents of bacon fat, honey, orange rind with deeper smells of black pepper, cinnamon, vanilla bean and pipe tobacco. Entry is silky smooth, semisweet, concentrated and honeyed; the midpalate offers grainy sweet, yet spicy, tangy, fruity, nutty and floral tastes. The oak element really emerges in the aftertaste, ideally completing this sensational blended Scotch. One of the finest blended Scotches in the world.
— P.P. (12/1/2008) — 96-100 (Dec 2008)
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CHIVAS REGAL 18 Year Old reflects the traditional style of blended Scotch whiskies with an array of rich, fruity aromas, and a defined smokiness that develops into a memorable finish.
Scotch Whisky Blend of the Year, Malt Advocate Whisky Awards, 2007