Scotch - Blended
Chivas Regal 18yr Gold Signature Blended Scotch Whisky
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
Chivas Regal 18yr scotch is the "gold signature" of the Chivas family. Each bottle is signed by the master distiller who hand-selected the whiskies for the blend. The blend is the Strathisla 18yr and Longhorn 18yr malts, neither of which are available to the public.
Anthony Dias Blue of Tasting Panel Magazine liked the scotch, giving it a 92pt rating, claiming it is "Lush and ripe with lovely nuanced and long flavors."
Chivas Brothers was founded in 1801 by James and John Chivas (the brothers) to create the perfect scotch whisky for "sharing with friends." At this time, single malt whiskies were (in their words) "harsh" and "poorly matured." By blending whiskies, the Chivas brothers were able to make famous a more drinkable brand of whisky. Chivas claims the Strathisla Distillery of Speyside as "the heart" of their blend. The brand is owned b French-based Pernod-Ricard.
Chivas Regal was made famous by the "rat pack" of Hollywood (and Las Vegas) fame.
- This bottle has not been rated by this competition.