Who was it who first turned us on to Chivas Regal? Probably Hunter S. Thompson, who guzzled the stuff like water.
Blessed is the Chivas. Year in, year out, this 12 year old blended Scotch whisky delivers. It is more bold than its same-tier competitor, Johnnie Walker Black—which we love.
Although it is the U.S. standard 80 proof, Chivas is probably a bit much for the Scotch novice. But those with a bit of experience should appreciate its firm peat note and slightly grassy flavor. Rating (****1/4)