Ultimate Beverage Challenge 89 points - The nose balances aromas of roasted stone fruits, campfire smoke and dried cherries. In the mouth it is gentle and floral with soft vanilla, apricot, and warm spice. Absolutely silken in texture it is a luxury to sip. (Apr 2014)
Its distinctive taste is the result of masterful blending and perfect ageing. The deep gold colour of the whisky reflects the power and richness of the flavours, with soft fruity aromas balanced with a delicate floral fragrance and mellow honeyed sweetness.
Lavishly presented in a porcelain flagon, each bottle is individually embellished with the Chivas Brothers crest, over a four day period by craftsmen at Wade. The crest incorporates the image of Robert the Bruce and bears a Gaelic motto which translates as 'fidelity, stability since 1801'. The flagon is created by expert craftsmen and is enclosed in a velvet pouch.
|IWSC Gold Best in Class 2008, Scotch Whisky Masters, Gold Medal 2009, Scotch Whisky Masters, Gold Medal 2010
|Wine maker notes
|Deep golden amber reflects the power and intensity of this whisky. Sumptuous sweet gooseberry and fresh pear infused with spicy hazelnuts and lavander. Oaky smokiness enhanced with a powerful floral fragrance and a mouth-filling velvety creaminess.