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Buying Guide Top Ten Spring 2017: Chivas Regal Ultis

March 4th, 2017

Chivas Regal Ultis copyThe Spring 2017 issue of Whisky Advocate magazine hits newsstands in early March. We’re counting down the top ten highest-rated new releases as reviewed in the Whisky Advocate Buying Guide. For our Editor’s Choice, Value Pick and more great whiskies, subscribe now!

#1—Chivas Regal Ultis, 40%, $160

Captivating, 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. —Jonny McCormick

Advanced Whisky Advocate Rating: 96

One Response to “Buying Guide Top Ten Spring 2017: Chivas Regal Ultis”

  1. MadMex says:

    Holy Mackerel. 96 Rating. Highfalutin score round these parts. Just kidding. But before I die, I would love to see a 100 score rating from someone. Big Cajones, it would take. Surely one exists.

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