Chivas Regal 12 Year
Chivas Regal // Scotland
Chivas. Like Madonna or Cher, one forgets that they have another name, such is the brand recognition. Established in 1801, this blended whisky label has had fans from Queen Victoria to Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack.
Peated BlendA mix of grains and malted barley. From more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
"How 'bout them apples? Freshly cut apples are upfront and center. There is just the faintest wisp of smoke followed by a trace of nuts. It finishes a bit sharp with not a lot of weight behind the punch, but the aftertaste is pleasantly bitter and salty preparing you for the next sip."