'The blend for grown-ups, for people who have made their rites of passage and are ready to enjoy their success. Sweet, but not cloying. Buxom, but not overblown. Balanced. 9/10.' Paul Pacult in Whisky Magazine April 2000
Jim Murray was very taken with this recently-launched Chivas Regal 25yo, describing it thus: "beautiful delivery...unbelievably juicy and mouthwatering...unadulterated class...leaves you demanding another glass. Brilliant!" Whisky Bible 2010: Scotch Blend of the Year (18 Years & Over); 95 Points
A very old original bottle of Chivas Regal 25yo in the unusual 1.13 litre size favoured in the USA. A bona fide collector's item, this is a beautiful piece of whisky history. Chivas Regal 25yo was introduced in the USA in 1909 and was a roaring success before the advent of Prohibition following the Volstead Act in 1919, but was not re-introduced follwoing repeal in the 1930s. Logically, this suggests that the whisky in this bottle must have been distilled towards the end of the 19th century.