Whisky Advocate 92
WA TOP 20 2019 Rank 2
" 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. By releasing in novel half-bottles, Dewar’s spreads the love, enabling us to experience a 21 year old scotch for just 50 bucks." —Jonny McCormick
" The 21 YO is finished in a cask that previously held Oloroso sherry. The color is a rich golden amber. On the nose, there are notes of honey, along with some ripe apple and hints of golden raisin, stone and tropical fruit, along with a little bit of licorice and marzipan. There are spice notes of cinnamon, pepper and a little nutmeg.
On the palate, the whisky is smooth and rich, with a pronounced palate weight and viscosity. There are sweet honey and caramel notes, along with hints of peach and apricot, as well as a little sweet marzipan, followed by a little cinnamon and a pronounced pepperiness that steadily builds. The finish is medium length, smooth with sweet caramel notes, and a pronounced pepperiness. " ~ Distillery notes
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Dewar's is a brand of blended Scotch whisky owned by Bacardi, which claims the brand's "White Label" to be the top-selling blended Scotch in the US. Dewar's is also the world's most awarded blended Scotch whisky with more than 500 medals earned in international competitions