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Chivas Regal 25 Year Old Scotch Whisky

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Chivas Regal 25 Year Old Scotch Whisky

Chivas Regal 25 Year Old Scotch Whisky

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The Bottom Line

The whiskies produced by Chivas Brothers in Aberdeen, Scotland have been appreciated since 1801 as some of the best examples of Scotch available and the newest release, Chivas Regal 25 Year Old Scotch Whisky is an absolute wonder. The original blend of this age was released in 1909 and captured the tastes of New York City high society types almost immediately. Inspired by that, Master Blender Colin Scott has recaptured the beauty of that Scotch and created a succulent sipper and an elegant experience.

Pros

  • The smoothest Scotch I've ever head - A masterpiece!
  • Every aspect is worthy of the super-premium status.
  • Beautiful and noble bottle and label, put this one on display.
  • A perfect Scotch choice when you really want to impress someone.
  • A great gift idea for any Scotch connoisseur .

Cons

  • At nearly 300 bucks, this is not the everyday Scotch.
  • Available in limited quantities.

Description

  • 25 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Distilled by Chivas Brothers in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Master Blender Colin Scott
  • Imported by Pernod Ricard USA
  • Retails for around $299 per 750mL bottle
  • 40% alc./volume (80 proof)
  • Released in October 2007

Guide Review - Chivas Regal 25 Year Old Scotch Whisky

Prohibition and war took the appeal out of the original expression of Chivas Regal 25 Year Old for Americans, but the 2007 release brought some of that history back. The bottle is bold and noble with a tall, muscular design embellished by heraldic graphics. The silver and gold neck also carries the same red seal marked with a 25 that adorned the 1909 release. Each whisky that makes up this bottling is aged for at least 25 years and the combination of them is a testament to the quality of the Chivas' aging and refined stock.

Chivas Regal 25 YO Scotch has distinct notes of apricot and peach throughout, a warm, fruity aroma and a nutty, chocolate and orange palate. It is the ultimate in smooth and balanced Scotch with astonishingly rounded finish.

Chivas 25 YO is meant to be sniffed, sipped and relished and at that price that's probably all you'll want to do with it. The 12 and 18 YO's are also known for their premium status, but are considerably more affordable (less than $100). Any of them are a fine choice.

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