Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Scotch Whisky Review
Scotland maybe famous for their bagpipes and kilts but the one thing that always stand out is their scotch. Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Scotch Whisky is the creation of the Master Blender, Colin Scott. This is one of the type of whiskeys in the Chivas brand that also include the Chivas 12 year old and the Chivas 25 year old bottling scotch. Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Scotch Whisky has been formed by using whiskies matured for at least 18 years which has resulted in this very special Whisky. Its incomparable richness, aromas of buttery toffee, dark chocolate and dried fruit plus Hints of spices and touch of oak wood has been combined to create a long, warm finish. The oak ingredient mostly comes out in the aftertaste, perfectly completing this sensational blended Scotch thereby making it one of the finest blended Scotches in the world.
Market competition has brought about comparisons to other brands of whiskey. There are two leaders in the premium mainstream blended scotch whiskey: Johnnie Walker Blue label and Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Scotch Whisky. There are lesser blends that don’t sip like these two would and therefore the ‘bar decisions’ or airline decisions on what to drink majorly runs down into these two. This comes down to strictly what a person taste is like or what kind of feeling they prefer. As much as both are quality scotches the Johnnie Walker Blue Label is richer and smokier with a slightly fiery flavour whereas the Chivas Regal has smoother and sweeter taste.
Price also is a determining factor when it comes to whisky purchase. Even though both are masterfully blended from young and old whiskies, are not only exceptional but also have appealing qualities that would be satisfactory to any person who is fond of Scotch, when comparing the two, the price always determines if a consumer would purchase one over the other. Probably, as far as budget goes, the Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Scotch Whisky is less than half the going price for the Blue Label.
Drinking both side by side, Chivas feels a little lighter and thinner with a bit more spirit heat whereas the Johnnie Walker one can detect the slightly fishy texture, heat and trace flavour of grain alcohol Chivas Regal 18 includes over 20 of Scotland’s rarest single malt whiskies, If you are a blend drinker then this is the one for you, there cannot be many blends that are as good as this one, and should be kept for a special occasion or a special shot after a wonderful meal. Basically it’s Strength and elegance balanced in harmony, blended Scotch does not get any better than this.