Chivas Regal Ultis
Whisky AdvocateCaptivating, enticing, and wonderfully charming, this first blended malt from Chivas Regal contains selections of five Speyside malts: Strathisla, Longmorn, Tormore, Allt-a-Bhainne, and Braeval. Red apple, cherry, raspberry fudge, peach and mango fruit salad, dusting of cinnamon, and dry heather sprigs. In essence, it’s rich and satisfying, with dark vanilla, apricot, Bourneville-covered Brazil nuts, and tangerine, smoothed over by caramel and wood spices, maltiness, and gingersnap biscuits. Quite heavenly.
Wine EnthusiastThe aroma of this tawny whisky is distinctly fruit forward, packed with apples, pears and peaches, as well as honey and Sherry notes in the background. The palate reads as relatively dry at first, showing leather, cigar wrapper and oak, plus a fleeting dark-honey note midpalate that rounds out to a crème brûlée sensation. It finishes with clove-spiked warmth and a mouthwatering flash of salinity.