Ballantine's and Chivas
| 9 Mar 2008 |
Tonight I tasted four premium blends from Ballantine's and Chivas Brothers:
Ballantine's 17 y.o.:
Light nose (predominantly grain) with a nice fruitiness and a hint of peat. The palate
is richer with more malt and very nice notes of tropical fruits, sawdust and liqourice.
Ballantine's 21 y.o.:
Very nice, complex nose with a note of herbs. Fairly rich yet smooth palate with tropical fruits,
also spicy with notes of oak and liqourice. Very nice, slightly peaty finish.
Chivas Regal 18 y.o.:
Rich nose with very nice notes of tropical fruits but it's also a bit dry and bitter.
The palate is milder than expected but gets richer. Dry, spicy, slightly disappointing finish.
Chivas Royal Salute 21 y.o.:
Mild, fairly balanced with a very nice, fresh fruitiness (peach?)
fading into a peaty, spicy finish with a note of cinnamon.
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