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Chivas Regal 18 Ultimate Cask Collection Tasting notes and reviews

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Chivas Regal 18 Ultimate Cask Collection

Brand
Chivas Regal
Expression
18 Ultimate Cask Collection
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Age
18 years old
Abv
48.00%
Vintage
1998
Produced at
Strathisla Distillery
Region
Various
Website
www.chivas.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

89
Nose
Beautifully deep, gentle and mature with dusty vanilla oak, dried fruit and slightly mentholated herbs. Pretty malty with some developing Armagnac-esque raisin and plum.
Palate
Very classy, opening with dried sherried fruitcake mix and a good dollop of mature oak. A little grainy nip on the middle balances. Very mouth-filling with some rum-like dried fruit appearing.
Finish
Long and gently spiced with hints of cardamom, cinnamon and toasted oak.
Comment
Now, that's an example of a fine blended whisky!

Joel Harrison

90
Nose
Crêpe Suzette, blood orange and strawberry Angel Delight. Sweet and inviting.
Palate
Really well balanced flavours of malty goodness, milk chocolate, some popping candy and toffee. Slightly drying on the sweetness too. Feels well aged.
Finish
Yes, the oak on this is excellent, with lovely spices. Great blending.
Comment
Whatever this is, I'd like a bottle. A real star.
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