The world’s most awarded blended Scotch whisky, Dewar’s is back in the news. Today the label returns to announce the launch of Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth. The new blend is a showcase of the exciting flavors that are crafted when Scotland meets Portugal in a bottle. The new iteration marks the brand’s 175th anniversary and comes as part of the Cask Series. The new blend features eight-year-old double-aged Blended Scotch whisky, which has been finished in ruby port casks for a rich, full-bodied blend.
The new whisky follows the success of their Caribbean Smooth Rum Cask Finish and Ilegal Smooth Mezcal Cask Finish. The third edition in the brand’s double-aged blended Scotch cask-finished series is a reflection of the brand’s passion for harmoniously bringing together unexpected flavors. Brian Cox, Vice President of Dewar’s Scotch Whisky, North America, spoke about the new offering. He stated: “The whisky category has a certain mythology of its own, replete with traditional conventions. We created the DEWAR’S cask-finished series to break the mold and evolve those traditions by bringing two product elaboration cultures together – in this case, from Scotland and Portugal – to create something richer. Though we can’t travel to the Highlands of Scotland or the Douro Valley of Portugal this year, we crafted DEWAR’S Portuguese Smooth to engage all those with wanderlust and curiosity.”
He added, “The brand has long been driven by a natural curiosity and, with 2021 ringing in our 175th anniversary, we hope that DEWAR’S Portuguese Smooth will inspire people to look beyond the obvious, or their “usual tipple,” and to discover a new whisky that will enthrall the senses and delight the palate. It is about enjoyment, not rules, and through this, we are certain that this great whisky will challenge some pre-conceived notions of what standard blended scotch whisky is about.”
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