Dewar's 12 Year The Ancestor


Dewar's // Scotland

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Dewar's 12 Year is comprised of whiskies from over 40 malt and grain distilleries. The heart of the malt component hails from Aberfeldy, the distillery Dewar's built back in 1896. Dewar's states on their bottles that the blend goes through a double aging. After the blend has been made, it then spends more time, around 6 months or so, in oak barrels to properly marry the blend together.

  • age
    12 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Blended
    Comprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon, ex-oloroso Sherry

Tasting Notes

"The nose offers carnival candy, fudge, and stone fruit. For a blended whisky, even one with 12 years of age, the richness of the whisky is a nice surprise. The finish suggests wood spices and salty caramel and just a dash white pepper."

Score 85

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