Dewar's 12 YO
Dewar's 12 YO, 40 %
Today I am looking at classic blended whisky, the Dewar's 12 YO. Today the 'subtitle' for this whisky is 'The Ancestor', but it was previously called 'Double Aged' (see an old review from 2013 in Norwegian here). The old name was given because the whisky receives an additional 6 month marriage period in oak casks after the initial maturation and blending. This practise is still used after the name change.
The Dewar's 12 YO is not currently for sale in Norway or Sweden. You can pick it up almost everywhere else at around GBP 32.
Nose: Light with a creamy touch. Icing sugar, vanilla, banana. Hints of oak. Really picks up with a bit of time in the glass. Balanced and soft. Apples and pears appear with time. Ooh, and a touch of lime.
Taste: Skinny body. Caramel pudding, watered down caramel sauce. White pepper and something fizzy.
Finish: Short finish. Burnt toast with a thin layer of butter and chocolate spread. Quite buttery actually.
Comments: The nose is surprisingly good. To taste I find it a bit bland. Easy drinking, though.
Sláinte! - Thomas