Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Dewar & Sons Ltd. (JD&S)
Bottling serie
Dewar's Cask Series
Stated Age
08 years old
Combination, Port Cask Finish
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 dec 2020 9:54 pm by MaxHill

Average value

€ 27.52

3 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

95 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Dewar's Portuguese Smooth

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.61 points.

  1. jazzina scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Great blend to drink. Do not be ashamed to serve at the table with fruit, for example.
    • Nose
      80 80
      fruits, dried fruits, wine astringency, vanilla
    • Taste
      82 82
      fruits, dried fruits
    • Finish
      75 75
      tart, a little vanilla

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  3. nawarson scored this whisky 72 points Member Junior

    for mixers

  4. _Dziki_ scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    As for a blend, it's very decent

  5. PabloPL scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Drinkable, nice daily dram

  6. PanJurant did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    I like it! Good for solo/daily dram and for mixing as well, had already 3 bottles and will buy next one for sure :)
    • Nose
      Sweet and spicy, dark fruits, raisins, maybe some ginger, hint of honey. You can feel that its a bit sharp.
    • Taste
      At the beginning sweetness takes the advantage, dark chocolate, then spice from the oak being stronger.
    • Finish
      Intense but quite short, peppery and oakiness notes are strong but also quick gone, leaving little sweet, honey? note with some bitterness.

  7. glenrob scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur


    Made up of whiskies from up to 40 different distilleries, this third-in-the-series distillery-only [didn’t think they existed anymore] cask-series blend has seen maturation in ruby port casks.

    N: With an easy-to-spot ruby port influence first up, we’ve a pleasing sweet nose, tannins providing some body. All good so far.

    T: Very easy, light [thin] body, though with some soft sweet sustaining malty pepperiness. It’s all very tempered at 40%, though despite the minimal abv, there still appears to be some residual [barley] oils,…

    F: ,… with enough clinging sustain into a fair tannic ruby-sweet finish – a fine substitute to oloroso and certainly PX. Furthermore, for the price, there’s some fair age behind this – perhaps even beyond the 8yo age statement.

    C: Sweet, tasty, and affordable, £25 is “mad value” [presenter], in-line with BBR’s ‘Sherry Cask’ blended malt.


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