Sometimes words can only go so far. This is a blended whisky like no other, the crème de la crème of Chivas’ range. This blend is comprised of more than 20 of the rarest whiskies to be found in Scotland, a good deal of which are from ghost distilleries that can no longer be enjoyed. Divinely balanced by the masters at Chivas Regal, this is a highly limited yearly release. Arriving in a positively regal crystal decanter, hand-blown and hand-finished by Dartington Crystal, this is one that holds it own in any whisky collection.
A deep, rich, fruity, honey-sweet nose is complemented with notes of ripe pears, dark chocolate, and orange cream. Syrup and vanilla follow on the palate, which is full, sweet, fruity, with a lingering note of hazelnut. The finish is outstandingly long, sweet, and full of rich flavours. A curtain-closer of a dram.