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Spring 2017 Editor's Choice: Chivas Regal Ultis

Spring 2017 Editor's Choice: Chivas Regal Ultis

April 26, 2017 –––––– Jonny McCormick, , , ,

96 points,40% ABV, $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.