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Chivas Regal 18 year old Ultimate Cask Collection First Fill Japanese Oak Finish, 48%

Price: $130 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

A blast of exotic spices, followed by sweet oak, juicy tangerines, bosc pear, sandalwood, petitgrain oil, and vanilla seeds; it's that junction of oak and spices where the mizunara has worked its magic. The palate is medium in weight with caramel, hazelnut, and a collision of orange and active spices, with the mizunara continuing to influence the flavor of the finish. The cooperage may be arduous but it's worth it. (Global Travel Retail)