Dewar’s Double Double 21 Year Old Scotch Whisky 375 ml
Dewar’s Double Double 21 Year is a blended scotch crafted by master blender Stephanie Macleod which is aged in a “four stage aging process.” The first step involves single malts and single grains which have been aged separately at least 21 years. Next, the single malts are blended together and rested in exhausted casks. This process is also done for the single grains. Then, the blended single malts and blended single grains are blended together and again rested in exhausted casks. Finally, the blended scotch finishes its maturation in sherry casks. For the 21 year, it is finished in ex-oloroso sherry.
Master blender Stephanie Macleod’s innovative blend was inspired by Dewar’s famous double aging process. She separately blended parcels of aged malt and grain whisky, left each to marry, then blended them together to marry again, before finishing in oloroso sherry casks. A tantalizing nose of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, crystalized orange slice, fresh plum, black cherry, and moist coffee grounds. Smooth flavors of chocolate-dipped raspberries, gingersnaps, and bold sherry fruit yield to a finish of smoke and spice.
Dewar’s “double-age” their whiskies by re-casking them for a marrying period after blending. In 2019, Dewar’s Master Blender, Stephanie Macleod, extended this to create her own 4-stage ageing process known as Double Double ageing. This example including a finishing period in Oloroso sherry casks.
Ocean air and smoked meat on the nose, girded by a mash creaminess.
At first, this seems fiery for an old whisky. Mingled spices clarify to nutmeg, clove and black pepper.
A lemony fruitiness that transitions into a lingering, slightly soapy finish.