Chivas Regal 12
any tasting notes appreciated.... these are two that I may purchase next....
also, Whyte & Mackay Special Reserve have recently changed labels, the new one is Glasgow blend or something like that.... any difference to the regular (old) label W&M??
thanks for help....
To be a bit less flippant, I've got through a litre of the NAS W&M. It's ok, for a mass produced blend. No tasting notes I'm afraid. Better to try a mini or get a dram in a pub IMO.
The Chivas ! Very very flat and uninteresting. Not my thing at all. It is easy to drink though.
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I very impressed with the breadth of your interest in whisky. It's very sensible to get out there and try not only the SM's but also the blends. If you continue in this manner, you will have a solid well-rounded knowledge of whisky.
I have to revisit many of the blends of my youth to see what changes have occurred, thanks to your lead.
my wallet may not like me trying different malts though I look at it as an education, mostly enjoyable (save for that bottle of Ballantines!! ), so I would like to increase my base tastings of malts/blends.....
I'd like to get hold of that Phillip Hills book that you mentioned, though can't seem to find it in my town atm.... guess I will have to look elsewhere for a copy
regarding chivas 18, I was just looking at some info on this blend today and I would very much like to try it (have put it on my list).... the regular 12 will be first however....
re: dewars, there is only the 12 and white label avail., so I will have try one of those....
Laddie..... lol..... yes it is easier to not try it, but I must, I am compelled.....
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It also happend that the bar I go to after sporting on a turesday night doesn't have and single malts, so last week my friend and I tried a Black label agains a chivas regal. The chivas won hands down but that doesn't say much.
So last night I decided to start a little session with a chivas. Which actually isn't all that bad. It's very sweet and quite malty with a very faint whiff of smoke but I don't think they really blended the best barrels for this one. Quite bland in the end ..and nothing to write home about.
However what I really enjoyed about the chivas... is that afterwards the Glengoyne 17 was absolutely excellent.
the 21 royal salute is lovely. Very fruity and sweet, without being sicky sweet, some great depth, oaky balance...one of the best noses I have had...for the price, not a great deal, but enjoyable...
My favorite cheap blend is White horse(15 bucks for a 750ml), which has an Islay Flavor (says Lagavulin right on the bottle), not to grainy, fun. I actaully fine J and B not bad either.
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