Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Dewar & Sons Ltd. (JD&S)
Bottling serie
Dewar's Cask Series
Stated Age
08 years old
Rum Cask Finish
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
03 Sep 2020 12:26 pm by dewarsaberfeldy

Average value

£ 24.67

4 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dewar's Caribbean Smooth

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 73.59 points

  1. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    Nose: rich aroma, ripe apple, caramel, a little smoked oatmeal, hawthorn, salted cheese, lemon soda. Its expressiveness still cannot be denied, and the others have different opinions.

    Drink: Soft body, sweet applesauce, bitter and sweet spices, salty citrus.

  2. The_Osprey scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Dewars Caribbean Smooth 8yo, 40%. Dark golden yellow bordering orange. A drop or two of caramel I'd say. Aroma is papery, grain whisky dominates, there is a touch of rum sweetness and white chocolate but this is a papery underwhelming nose without doubt. Taste is easy, soft clean grain whisky ... as clean, easy and light as whisky can be, there's almost no finish at all. It's really reminiscent of drinking water. I'm amazed at the lack of a finish - I've never experienced anything so short in a whisky. Like the aroma, the taste is also slightly papery and vanilla with a rising peat. The spicy salty peated note does start to rise a little later on. It's not a bad blend but not a good one either. It sits there on your palate expecting you to do something and taking none of the effort on itself to entertain. There's no discernible rum influence in the taste - the rum cask seems to have just influenced the whisky by washing it out. It's not a bad whisky it's just a bit boring. 2.9/70

  3. fnk scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Duvars is good for me and the basic one is not bad for puffing) but this one will be more fun) not bad

  4. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Pale to medium golden.

    Nose: Sweet fruits, vanilla, caramel, cane sugar, caramel, pineapple, banana.

    Palate: Sweet honey vanilla, caramel, ripe pineapple, banana cream pie.

    Finish: Honey, lightly peppery. Pineapple cream pie.

    Overall: Sweet and fruity with a definite Caribbean feel to it, with tropical fruits, spices, and rum.

  5. Collegiate scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Nice to see an age statement and a cask finish on such a budget blend, but how does it hold up?

    Well it’s not bad. It’s really hard to tell if there is much of a rum influence. It’s certainly got some sweetness and vanilla to it though. Still some roughness I often get out of bottom shelf blends, but it’s not as rough and undrinkable as many other blends can be. Not unpleasant to drink straight up.

    Overall a decent blend, however you won’t end up thinking you’re drinking the scotch equivalent of Foursquare ;)

  6. r0back55 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    Strong barley notes, the alcohol is not hidden well, and i don't really find there the rum flavors there.

  7. Alexandr_Zhurov scored this whisky 67 points Expert Junior

    A very soft blend, grains and malt alcohols are equally harmonious, plus rum sweetness and a little peaty flavor, everything is very competently mixed, a great option for its value instead of Jameson, Red Lable and other whiskers in this price range.


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