I wouldn't call it a great blend, let alone it is far from being excellent; however, it is significantly more mature and hence has a more mature character than its 12 YO brother (more depth & complexity). If I were to buy a Chivas, this would be my choice.
- anonymous, 2nd Aug '12
The 18 yo is the best damned bottle out there. Hands down
- anonymous, 30th Mar '12
The sense of depth and the lasting woody taste combined with smoothness, to me, makes this Chivas unrivaled.
- oerner, 6th Jan '11
This is not bad whisky though in this age range try instead Ballantines 17 YO.
- rico, 28th Dec '10
It's sweet, smooth to the point of being boring and a tad bit grainy on the finish! Totally inoffensive. So many great vatted blends and single malts at same price point. Look elsewhere.
- Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews, 30th Aug '10
I found the 12 yo quite unexciting, but this one is in a different class. It does have that touch of grain whiskey flavor, which in a way (for me) makes it more classic scotch than a malt, it's round and supple, but I find myself wanting it on the rocks.
- Tudval, 11th Aug '10
I gave this bottle a try. Given its age its quite rich, and smooth. Less harsh than the 12 year. Not overly complex, there's some woody oak, vanilla, caramel, maybe hints of spice. Pretty good.
- Steve, 9th Apr '10
the best whiskey in the world.at a trip of thailand i bout it from air port and found the real smoth taste of a scotch whiskey
- anonymous, 23rd Dec '09
A girlfriend bought me this as a birthday present as I love the 12yr old. I have to say I didn't find much improvement and was left disappointed as a result. I'd prefer two bottles of the 12yr old. Tasting wise, the review above mentioning a woody taste is bang on the money and, as ever with Chivas, the smoothness and balance is superb.PS - try Lochan Ora liqueur.
- matt13, 25th Nov '09
best whisky I taste this far I started only 2 y ago
- anonymous, 23rd Dec '08
An outstanding whisky. My favorite of the Chivas line--superior to the 12 year old.
- harry, 26th Jun '08
i fogot to put my name for yesterdays review
- manmohan jain, 5th Dec '07
fantastic whisky, can tell the maturity over the 12 yr old juniour brother, leaves a lingering woody taste on the rocks
- anonymous, 4th Dec '07
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