No age statement
Closure: Agglomerated cork stopper
Product of: United Kingdom
A blend of 5 Speyside single malt whiskies from Pernod Ricard’s stable: Strathisla, Longmorn, Tormore, Alt’a’Bhainne and Braeval. Released in October 2016 as a tribute to the 5 generations of Chivas Regal’s Master Blenders since 1909, Ultis was blended by the fifth and present blender, Colin Scott.
Sampled on 19/10/2016
Clear, golden amber.
Heather honey, heather flavours, delicate cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spice, green apple and lavender. Faint ripe peach, roasted almond and toasted coconut flesh.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and light clove add balance to honeyed sweet maltiness and vanilla fudge with underlying green apple fruitiness and cleansing zesty lemon.
Medium length honeyed malty finish with vanilla fudge and lingering cinnamon and nutmeg spice. Very faint creamy peach.
Although this is a vatted malt rather than Chivas Regal’s more usual blends with grain whisky, Ultis is recognisably in Chivas Regal’s house style with rich honeyed sweet maltiness and vanilla fudge. This is balanced by generous spice with a pleasing underlying fruitiness. Suitably regal packaging completes the offering and helps justify the £180 RRP launch price.