Chivas 18 is a complex yet refined whisky. An incredible blend of 85 flavour notes in every drop. The creation of our Custodian Master Blender, intent on making a perfectly balanced and exceptionally smooth Scotch. Velvety, with hints of dark chocolate and multi-layered aromas of dried fruit and buttery toffee.
|Scotch Whisky Blend of the Year, Malt Advocate Whisky Awards, 2007
|John and James Chivas, the pioneers of whisky blending, began blending whiskies back in the 19th century. They stayed true to two fundamental principles of blending: old, mature stocks and a distinct Speyside accent. The Chivas blending team applies those same principles today, with whiskies that are at least 12 years old, a generous measure of Speyside malts and specifically, rich and fruity Strathisla single malt that constitutes the heart of Chivas’ smooth blends.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - Golden Delicious apple, tea biscuits, and sea breeze create one balanced and focused aroma. In the mouth the first note is sea salt, followed by golden raisins, toasted oats and nutmeg. The development turns to toasted pine nuts with tobacco and a hint of caramel.
-2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Excellent, Highly Recommended) (Apr 2019)
Wine Enthusiast 96 points - The wonderful bouquet includes scents of bacon fat, honey, orange rind with deeper smells of black pepper, cinnamon, vanilla bean and pipe tobacco. Entry is silky smooth, semisweet, concentrated and honeyed; the midpalate offers grainy sweet, yet spicy, tangy, fruity, nutty and floral tastes. The oak element really emerges in the aftertaste, ideally completing this sensational blended Scotch. One of the finest blended Scotches in the world.
— P.P. (12/1/2008) — 96-100 (Dec 2008)