Dewars

Dewars 18 Years Old The Vintage (40%, OB, 2018)

Dewars 18 Year Old The Vintage

Whisky Review

  • Category: Blended scotch whisky
  • Origin: Various
  • Bottling: John Dewar & Sons, Bacardi Ltd.
  • ABV: 40%
  • Cost: £74.72

Dewars 18 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

What they say

Flavor Notes

HONEY
Heather honey poured over fruit.
Rich, golden, and mellow.
MARZIPAN
Almond and vanilla cream, with smooth butterscotch.
Soft, flavorful, and sweet.
SILKY SMOOTH
A full finish; rich, deep, and oaky.
Plush, reassuring, and lasting.

What I say

Sampled during the #ItsDramTime #HomeofDewars Tweet tasting held on 9th May 2018.

Paired with Virunga Dr Congo 70% Plain Chocolate

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark copper gold (11/20) medium legs and loose, large tears
  • Nose: Heather honey, nutty, cereal barley. oak wood, polished walnut, dry and dusty, hints of tannic leather, hazelnut on revisit, pickled walnut and candied orange peel
  • Taste: Smooth (very smooth!), creamy highland toffee & butterscotch, gristy malted barley, nutty; walnut, hazelnut, tobacco leaf, milk chocolate, Werthers original caramel candies, drying leather on revisit with chocolate slightly spicier and darker fruits
  • Finish: Medium long, drying, chocolate, nuts and toffee

Overall

What a lovely well-rounded blend, definitely focussed on mouthfeel this was the epitomy of smooth and from there the luxuriousness of this blend won me over. It is creamy with toffee and nuts to the fore with gentler hints of sherry maturation appearing later. The whole experience spoke of refined luxury and a very relaxed drinking experience. Paired with chocolate this brought out the spicier and dark fruit nature of this blend.

Score 86/100

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