Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky 12 year old
Dewar’s 12 Year Aged Scotch Whisky is a blend of single malt and single grain whisky and double-aged in oak and sherry barrels. Most of the grain comes from Aberfeldy, a distillery built in 1886 by John Dewar’s other industrious son, Alexander. In addition to their Dewar’s 12 Year Old, the brand also offers their famous Dewar’s White Label, and Dewar’s blends with a 15- or 18-year-old age statement.
The classic 12 year old blend from Dewars, this stuff is the successor to Dewar’s “Double Aged” 12 Year Old – so named in reference to the additional six month marriage the whisky enjoys in oak after the initial maturation and blending. The practice is maintained despite the name change and the result is loads of flavour.
Possibly one of the best-balanced whiskies around-which is what blending is all about-this honey-hued Scotch measures out fruit, smoke, oak and spice. The fresh, enticing scent incorporates fresh apple, orange peel and milky caramel. On the palate, light smokiness up front gives way to more vanilla and fruit, winding into the long baking-spice finish.
A heady note of juicy fruit and thick, creamy malt. Rather floral, and quite sweet with notes of toasted barley, almond and a tinge of honey.
The palate is perfectly poised with notes of barley malt, hot buttered toast, a little honey, and some aniseed spiciness.
A touch of smoke on the tail, alongside plenty of thick malt and sweetness.