Excerpt: Amber and bright in the glass, this 18-year-old blended whisky melds vanilla, cigar wrapper and chamomile tea notes with nutmeg and cinnamon spice, plus a delicate puff of sweet smoke. Feels light and silky, finishes long and gently.
Excerpt: This is generally one dimensional and unremarkable. The bottle also makes a great weapon. It's not mind-blowing but its also certainly not bad. Good for company, guests or evenings you don't feel like thinking.
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This is an 18yr blend in Chivas age stated core line of products. It costs around $70-$90 based on your market and in lieu of a semi-automatic, or just about any other personal defense weapon, can also serve as a bludgeoning device, regardless of whether it is full, or empty.
Honey, caramel and clove. Faint toffee. Pretty muted nose, but it's all sweet.
Thin, but no heat. Lots of sweetness like caramel, honey and pralines. Faint smoke, faint clove, faint pepper and faint sherry influence. Over time, the sherry and smoke are a little more noticeable but I'd hardly call them bold.
Short, no heat though. The sherry character and the smoke character are much bolder here and oddly enjoyable. There's not a ton going on, but what is going on is nice. A lack of astringency or sulfur makes it pretty pleasant.
This is generally one dimensional and unremarkable. The bottle also makes a great weapon. It's not mind-blowing but its also certainly not bad. Good for company, guests or evenings you don't feel like thinking.
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