ScotchPalate wrote:Could you share your opinions and tasting notes please.
I disliked it very much. Thin and grainy, to me. I actaully prefered the 12 year, which is much cheaper. Now, Royal Salute is my favorite blend, and this does not come close. Royal Solute 21 explores with fruit, and has the most wonderful nose of any blend I have had. The 18 is a totally different malt; dull and bland to me.
flavors in the front of the mouth and the tip of the tongue. I can't place them all. I taste dates, some sherry notes, and some peatiness (which
I have not yet tasted from a blended whiskey). Very Fruity and flavorful.
BUT, the finish is a very strong mocha/baker's chocolate/coffee flavor that turns bitter. The after-taste lasts long and I'm just not fond of the mocha/baker's chocolate/coffee flavor in my Scotch. Bottom line is it's not worth $70!!! Maybe it'll grow on me with time....maybe.
A little grainy finish, but overall a very fruity and light whiskey that I prefer greatly over the 12 yr. I actually enjoy it over its rival, the Walker Gold, which I feel is a little harsh and a tad more expensive.
Also had the dimple pinch 15yr and not found that as enjoyable.
In my neck of the woods, this bottle can be had for between $45-$55, which is not tremendously expensive.
There are a great deal of single's that are vastly superior in the price range, but i find this to be a great gift scotch for the layman.
The packaging and bottle are terrific as well, not that that is a reason to purchase a particular bottle.
(Mind you, neither does the 12yo! IMHO, Chivas Regal is a very over-rated whisky).
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