The 27 YO is finished in a Palo Cortado sherry cask. Palo Cortado is an unusual form of sherry that undergoes an initial aging under flor, like a fino or amontillado, but inexplicably loses its veil of flor and starts to age oxidatively like an Oloroso. The result is a sherry that can have the weight and richness of Oloroso, but still retains the crispness and dryness of a fino or an amontillado. The color is a bright gold. On the nose, there are aromas of mint, golden raisin and ripe peach, as well as some cinnamon and slight vanilla notes. There are also aromas of new saddle leather, along with very slight hints of smoke.
On the palate, the whisky is smooth with a pronounced viscosity and palate weight. There are sweet honey notes, along with crème caramel and some caramel, a bit of lemon zest, and a hint of ripe peach and tropical fruit. There are also vanilla and cinnamon notes, along with slight hints of smoke. As the whisky opens up a pronounced cooked oatmeal note also emerges.
The finish is medium length, featuring sweet stone and tropical fruit and a persistent licorice note, along with some cinnamon and peppery elements.
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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