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By Dave Faries
Editor 

Strathisla 12 Year Single Malt Scotch

Drinks

 


The Chivas name is dated, recognized by some of us—me, to be precise—from the days of shag carpeting and polyester.

Yet they have longevity on their side. And in 1950 they purchased the Strathisla distillery, using its product to blend into their Chivas Regal.

Fortunately, they allowed Strathisla 12 year single malt to remain. It breathes pale oak, clover honey, juice and chaff, backed by hints more difficult to discern—floral and tropical at the same time, with a touch of dry spice. The profile is typical of a Speyside malt. There’s little robust smoke or dense vanilla evident to t...



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