The Chivas Regal 18 Years Old exemplifies the skill of great whisky blending. Unlike its 12-year-old counterpart, this whisky has a considerably stronger spicy bite on the tongue, and the earthy, musty notes become more intense as well.
Many years of skill are required to consistently generate a signature flavour from a diversified stock of whiskies.
This dram was created by renowned master blender Colin Scott and is made up of over 20 grain and malt whiskies that have matured for at least 18 years. The featured whisky in the blend is a Speyside malt from Strathisla that was specially made for this whisky. Chivas Regal 18 Years Old is bottled with 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof), and its volume is 70 cl.
As a result, the quantity of Chivas Regal 18 Years Old that can be produced in any year is necessarily restricted. In addition, each bottle has its own serial number. This implies that each bottle can be traced back to a specific blending and through the years in cask to the distillations that gave it life.
Chivas Regal 18 Years Old has a rich amber hue and is claimed to have up to 85 distinct tastes. It begins with the aromas of dark chocolate, toffee, and dried fruits, with a hint of oakiness. The velvet palate has more chocolate, caramel, and a gentle smokiness with warm, burnt orange notes. It finishes dry and mildly spicy, with a pleasing smoke towards the very end.
The exquisite drink also has aromas of bacon fat, honey, orange rind, and pipe tobacco, as well as deeper scents of black pepper, cinnamon, vanilla bean, and pipe tobacco.
The entry is silky smooth, semisweet, intense, and honeyed; the midpalate features grainy sweet, spicy, tangy, fruity, nutty, and floral tastes. The oak flavour shines through in the aftertaste, perfectly rounding off this superb blended Scotch — one of the world’s best-blended Scotches.
Overall, it’s a well-balanced, pleasing mix with mellow and creamy notes. The Chivas 18 Gold Signature has a very soft texture, a smooth mouthfeel, and a sweet flavour with a trace of dryness and a long finish.
Chivas Regal 18 Years Old even won several awards such as:
- International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 Blended Scotch Whisky Trophy
- First place in best-blended Scotch in 2015
- Silver outstanding in 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition
- Gold in 2017 The Scotch Whisky Masters Competition
- Gold in 2017 Hong Kong IWSC
- Silver in 2017 International Spirits Challenge
- Silver in 2017 The Asian Spirits Masters
- Gold medal in blended malt in 2020
This whisky is a superb sipper, but also excellent for cocktails if you want to jazz them up.
It’s ideal to serve with ice and a lemon spiral, and it’s also a great ingredient for mixology.
If you’re searching for a scotch that will dazzle both your taste buds and any guests you invite over for an evening sipper, this is a fantastic choice. It is decently priced for the quality. It does, however, come at a premium price, so most people will save it for sipping straight. However, if you want to make a tasty scotch cocktail, this is a great option.
Famous cocktails such as Apollo Surprising, Carnivore, Churchill, Fruity Passion, Ginger Scotch, Homme Moderne, Old Fashioned Maple, Rebel Lemonade, Rob Roy, Rustic Charm, Rusty Nail, Scottish Apple, Scottish Coffee, and Vampire can be made using Chivas Regal 18 Years Old.
Chivas Regal 18 Years Old is a fantastic candidate for food and whiskey pairings due to its tremendous versatility. Crispy Chilli Beef, Foie Gras served on toasted brioche with onion chutney, and Salt & Pepper Squid with Yuzu dip and Pickled Chilli are examples of foods that can be paired with this whisky.
The flavour sensation of Chivas Regal 18 Years Old is the ideal whisky gift for individuals who want things to be a little fancier.
Buy the Chivas Regal 18 Gold Signature now and enjoy it with your friends & family!