Full Review

Dewar’s

Dewar’s
The Ancestor 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$26

Dewar’s
The Ancestor 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
Gold color. Aromas of apricot preserves on whole wheat scone, toasted barley, apple-cinnamon yogurt, and pannetone with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium body and a tingling, medium-length honey butter, toasted biscuit, and orange cordial finish. A rock-solid blended scotch with great versatility.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: apricot preserves on whole wheat scone, toasted barley, apple-cinnamon yogurt, and pannetone
Taste Flavor: honey butter, toasted biscuit, and orange cordial
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey and Soda, Rob Roy, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock-solid blended scotch with great versatility.

The Producer or Importer

Bacardi USA

The Producer or  Importer
2701 LeJeune Rd, 8th Floor
Miami, FL 33134
USA
1 786-264-8054

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Blended Scotch

Spirits Glass Glencairn Scotch Amber.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass
Blended Scotch whiskies require a mix of dozens of different malt whiskies to be combined with grain whisky in order to create the desired blend. The individual percentages of each malt whisky may be small, but each contributes its unique character to the blend. A blender will thus need to buy or produce a large amount of different malt whiskies in order to maintain the consistency of the blend. Thus, for a malt whisky distillery, the single malt may get all of the glory, but the blends ultimately pay the bills.