Dewar's 18 Year
John Dewar & Sons // Scotland
Dewar’s, founded in 1848, has grown from a small wine and spirit merchant shop in Perth, Scotland into a global brand. Their portfolio is rich not only in blended scotch and single malt whiskies but has grown to encompass more than 200 brands. The 18 year old expression of Dewar’s Blended Scotch is first aged in American oak before being blended and refilled into an oak vat to be rested for an extended period of time. This allows all the flavors to marry its complex and nuanced flavors before being bottled at 80 proof.
BlendedComprised 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.
"Up front this whisky is a sweet talker with bright and tart aromas of red cherries and citrus peel married with honey, heather, dry grass, and vanilla almond cookies. The palate sings a slightly different tune with early notes of malt, melodies of delicate smoke and wisps of briny sea breeze. There are subtle fruity vanilla flavors and the whisky has a delicious creamy texture. The finish lingers with a salty twinge, wafts of a distant peat fire burning, and a soft, yet dry and oaky vanilla and malty tail. "