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Whiskybase ID
John Dewar & Sons Ltd. (JD&S)
Bottling serie
Ancestor - Rare Old Scotch Whisky
Early 1970s
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Distributed in Italy by S.I.L.V.A. DI. V. & GS. BIANCHI. - MILANO.
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24 Sep 2020 9:29 pm by InbhirNis

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Whisky Reviews for Dewar's 12-year-old

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. InbhirNis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This was fascinating, and great value for money - who wouldn't want to experience some 1950s Aberfeldy for under £50 at auction?

    Difficult to score, though. I'm fairly sure it had been tainted by reacting with the metal cap during its almost 50 years in the bottle, but it retained an undeniable beauty.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Hmmm - opens weird, with strong a meaty/metallic note. This starts to fade almost immediately, and eventually disappears altogether, but the process takes about an hour. As it falls away, it's progressively replaced by a bright, crisp old-fashioned sherry aroma, with polished wood. The complexity grows, with fruity/spicy/nutty impressions fighting their way into the foreground. Quite a dramtic development, all told!
    • Taste
      88 88
      The off note is transmitted from the nose, but it has less impact here. Starts slightly bitter, pleasantly sharp, with a hint of smoke. Dark fruits and nut oil. Good weight, mouth-coating. Struck match towards the end.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short, clean, slightly drying, sweet and sour.


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