Aged: 12 years
Product of: United Kingdom
Chivas Regal was created in 1909 by the then owners of Chivas Brothers (neither of them family members) with a view to the lucrative U.S. market. In 1949 Seagram & Sons took over both the brand and Chivas Brothers Ltd, both of which today form part of the vast Pernod-Ricard portfolio.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 02/01/2016
Clear, mid-golden amber.
Heather honey, wild herbs, linseed oil, a wisp of smoke, a hint of pear and a slight whiff of fiberglass resin.
Starts rich and fruity with honeyed apples before developing with a touch of smoky vanilla, Christmas cake, butterscotch, preserved lemon tang, black pepper and spice (hint of clove).
Nutty - walnut and hazelnut, spicy, dry finish.
Initial rich and fruity honeyed pear and apple quickly dries with oak and smoky vanilla before finishing nutty and spicy.