Scotch - Blended

Dewar's 18yr Founders Very Old Special Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky

From: Scotland Liquor Review Category: Blended Scotch

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99th Percentile
This score falls in the 99th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

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Proof66 Notes

The Dewar's 18yr is a blend of 18yr old scotch whiskies; it's said that the scotch's popularity is making the 18yr increasingly hard to find.

As the name might suggest, the company John Dewar and Sons was founded in 1846 by founder John Dewar, Sr and his sons John, Jr and Thomas Dewar.

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This bottle has 4 ratings and 4 reviews.
WhiskyChick WhiskyChick (26)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-05-10)
Smooth, wood, light floral, balanced. Good value.
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Hotspur17 Hotspur17 (33)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-04-23)
Good starter blend. Price is reasonable and very comparable to JW black. More of a personal preference, but could be an everyday drinking scotch.
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NeatPour NeatPour (341)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-08-06)
When introducing guests to smoky/peaty scotches I like to start with this. It's nicer (pricier) than black label (hence a bit smoother & more approachable for the beginner). I'm going to go out on a limb & call it a poor man's Blue label. Not quite as smooth with a bit more saline but the light subtle smokiness is similar. If they/you don't like this mild smoky/peaty flavor then don't even bother with venturing into the ard/laph/laga bottles... if you do think you like the smoky flavor then the next scotch I pour tends to be JW double black
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bourbob bourbob (33)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-05-01)
A bit harsh comared for something finer but not bad for a cheap Scotch. Light and fruity.
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