Chival Regal 12
Chivas Regal 12 is a blend of many different malt and grain Scotch whiskies, matured for at least 12 years. This rich, smooth blend combines style with substance and tradition.
For James Chivas, there were two fundamental principles of blending: ‘old, mature stocks and a distinct Speyside accent’. Master Blender Colin Scott adheres to those same principles today, with whiskies at least 12 years old with a generous measure of Speyside malts.
What does it taste like?
Nose: Warm hints of crème brulee, touches of liquorice, lemon curd and salted toffee. The sweetness here is balanced by savoury charred cedar and winter spices; nutmeg, cinnamon and candied banana.
Palate: The palate shows the liquorice, salted toffee, crème brulee and candied banana, lifted by savoury spice, barley and malt. Hints of black pepper on the back palate keeps the sweet characters in check.
Finish: The finish is balanced and spicy, plenty of interest and complexity – superb.
2015 IWSC – GOLD
2015 THE SCOTCH WHISKY MASTERS – GOLD