'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
I'm relatively new to it all but I'm not into the smokiness. I was under the impression that bourbons would be the way to go since I couldn't find a scotch that I thought was smooth enough. However I was just drinking Woodford Reserve Bourbon and decided to pour some Chivas Regal to compare and this is much much smoother. Maybe not quite as sweet as the bourbon if that's what you're into but definitely smooth and easy to drink.
- kickstand, 3rd September
You can tell it's a blend and not a single malt. Not as "pure" a scotch as a Glenlivet for a few dollars more. That said, I think its lighter characteristics make it a bit easier to drink. A bit sweeter on the palate than some other blends, I would also add.
- TK, 5th August
A smooth easy to drink whiskey, ideal for your first venture into the whiskey world.
- Stuart, 28th June
Very tasty and good in colour
- Tarun, 18th June
Thiis is one of the finest tasteful blend one can enjoy
- Mkalyanaraman, 26th April
This is the whisky that my father drinks. I first drank scotch while in the navy in Japan. Suntory was the whisky of choice. Whenever I take a sip it brings me close to my dad. He still drinks chivas and buys it by the case. I love the taste and it is a family legacy. I toast to tradition.
- anonymous, 10th March
A drink fit for kings and queens.l loved it.Well done
- Caroline Kudya, 25th January
First time Chivas drop and sooo disappointed. I much prefer a Spayside so it is down to my own taste. The price is good but there is so much more out there for the same price.
- the old funker, 17th Dec '13
I just cannot get to grips with the nasty woody smell and finish. It is a very bland offering and JW Black is so much better. It needs more defined top notes and is best drunk with a mixer or with plenty of ice.
- Jonty B, 9th Sep '13
My first impression of this was that it had a great nose. Then I tasted it and it was like a single grain whisky with a drop of malt whisky added. However despite its lack of body, I do actually like this whisky! I've tasted much worse.
- Jonathan, 31st Aug '13
It was a great blend, but now will put it at par with JW Black....I think all brands in this price range have detoriated in quality;the global consumption of scotch whiskey has shot up enormously but the facilities for aging it has not kept the pace.
- anonymous, 24th Jun '13
My first scotch I enjoy it immensely sublte flavors quite a change from bourbon smoother finish and not a slap in the face like Jack Daniels
- anonymous, 16th Dec '12
Smooth and easy to drink, yet quite dull and certainly lacks character in that realm compared to JW Black and other rivals. Image over product is fore sure, still not bad for the money.
- anonymous, 14th Nov '12
Smooth, Silky and well rounded. A perfect choice for a Blended Scotch Whisky. Comparisons with JW Black Label is not required. This one is for the connoisseurs. Cheers
- Rajeev Soni, 28th Oct '12
Excellent blend, well balanced. Easy to drink with no overwhelming notes but still well defined in the beginning with very smooth finish.
- Daniel Grzybowski, 12th Aug '12
A very good for blended whisky. Smooth, beautifully balanced, honeyed and some spicy oak at the finish. Jim gave this 83.5 points, sometimes I can't understand him.
- Mikko, 2nd Jun '12
Sweet, very smooth with woody after taste. A very good blended whisky.
- Dharmesh Desai, 17th Feb '12
A good blend it has to be said. Main reasons being it is a good introductory dram for those new to the whisky world, due to the gentle finish and hints of honey and vanilla it possesses. I do believe it is overvalued and the image of it being used in cocktail bars is almost offensive. Would say try before you buy as their are some 'unique'subtleties. I do often see this served over ice
- timp1985, 25th Jan '12
A good whiskey, I really like it. Not smokey at all in my opinion.
- anonymous, 26th Sep '11
Hmmm, not sure what to make of this one .. too light, vanilla-ish flavours. Every time i pick it up, it reminds me of an insipid JD. Very dissapointing, coming in a nice silver box and all, lol. For the price of a blend, a bottle of JW B Label is a way better choice. In fact, for the price, forget this and get a single malt, a fine bottle of Old Pultney 12 yr old perhaps, or Highland Park. Let's face it, at this price point, the afformentioned choices are significantly better..