12 year old blend.
Several people have asked me to present some tasting impressions of blends. Usually I do not give them too much time, which is reflected in blog posts, but there are no obstacles to write about them from time to time. Generally blends are a bit different products than single malts. These first are mainly used for drinking in the company, at parties, on the rocks, with cola or in cocktails. In the case of single malts primarily I sink in their fragrances and flavors in quiet atmosphere.
Recently I had the opportunity to drink Chivas Regal 12 years old, bottled at 40% ABV. The owner of the brand is the Chivas Brothers, which in turn belongs to a large group Pernod Ricard. They also own, among others, Strathisla Distillery, Scapa Distillery, Glenlivet Distillery, and eg. Ballantines or vodka Pan Tadeusz and Wyborowa. These are just basic examples, there are many more such brands in the group.
N: alcohol at first, you have to wait for a while; gets sweet with toffee, caramel, vanilla, fruits come in, oranges, orange juice, fragrances are not very intense, alcohol ceased to annoy, it got a bit flat;
T: graininess is reflected in the taste, alcohol, a good dose of ginger and grapefruit bitterness;
F: short with traces of grapefruit.
Whisky relatively simple and uncomplicated. Very short finish. A typical blend, to drink with ice or in cocktails.