Review: Chivas Regal 25 Years Old

Review: Chivas Regal 25 Years Old

chivas regal 25 yearChivas Regal is one of the old reliable names of blended scotches. You probably cringe when you see, oh, Cutty Sark on the bar at a private event, right? But Chivas, yeah, that’s a name you can can behind for a shot or two.

This month, Chivas Brothers rolls out an ultra-high-end 25-year-old blend, inspired by the company’s first “Chivas Regal” blend, a 25-year-old bottling rolled out in 1909 that vanished during the Prohibition era. I can’t offer any opinion on the validity of the statement, but Chivas says that 1909 blend was “the world’s first luxury Scotch.”

I’m happy to report the stuff is exceptional. It’s predominantly floral, with fruit and notes (apple, almond), and a light finish that you’re not expecting, given the deep orange/amber of the drink itself. This is a gorgeous Scotch as good as any single malt I’ve had. (And considering the price tag, it better be.)

80 proof.


Chivas Regal 25 Years Old




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Lewis Ray on August 11, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I had the pleasure of sampling this Whiskey from Chivas Regal and Man was I Blown away. It was well worth the $25 I paid for the glass that only had 2 shots in it. This whiskey goes well with anything. It is worth the money in my opinion. But if your going to buy it, get a couple extra and store them away for a you never know when a fine Whiskey like this will be taken off the shelf to preserve its monetary value.

  2. betty perri on December 24, 2011 at 7:27 am

    i have a bottle of scotch in matal tin.can you tell me how old it is? it was given to me 10 years ago.

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