Dewar's Ilegal Smooth
Dewar's // Scotland
Dewar's Ilegal Smooth is the second in the brand's cask finishing series following Dewar's Caribbean Smooth in fall 2019. This bottling begins with Dewar's recipe of up to 40 single malt and grain whiskies which are double aged up to 8 years. Then the blend is finished in casks which formerly held Ilegal Mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico. Available as of April 2020.
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.
Cask Typefinished in ex-mezcal casks
"An intriguing application from Dewar's, although it doesn't ultimately expand beyond the basic sum of its parts. A cheerful fruitiness opens on the nose with apricot leading the way. Malty and nutty aromas give way to some agave notes from the barrel finish. The spirit drinks with a nice plushness, offering pound cake and citrus flavors. In the finish, the agave returns with a spicy, bitter accent. "