Dewar's Signature

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Dewar & Sons Ltd. (JD&S)
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 jan 2014 6:18 pm by ted.striker

Average value

€ 260.44

11 × in wishlist

74 × member ratings

186 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dewar's Signature

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Yes, the bottle of Dewar’s Signature is quite easy on the eyes. Robust bottle in a luxurious box. But then, it is the premium blend by Dewar’s, comparable in that respect with the Johnnie Walker Blue Label (with regards to positioning and price). The owners say that it even contains whisky that is over 40 years old. It was composed by the 6th Master Blender of the company, Tom Aitken. We heard through the grapevine that the heart of this blend is actually 27 year old Aberfeldy. It is nice to know that the blend, after it was composed, got another few months on oak casks to marry and integrate.

    The nose is rich and aromatic, nicely rounded on vanilla, toffee and caramel. Add some red and black berries, drenched in honey. Very sweet indeed, but very good. It has a green element too. Think heather and pine needles.

    The arrival is surprisingly fresh, but very sweet. It is also very soft on the palate. Smooth is the word. Again berries with honey, vanilla and caramel, but also some orange zest and mandarin from a can.

    The finish, which is quite long, offers some woodsmoke and leaves the mouth dry.

    Very pleasant whisky with the emphasis on Speyside sweetness. Between 120 and 300 EUR (what a fork!), depending on where you look.

  2. ted.striker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    @Loch Lochy The 40% abv version has a packaging slightly different than this one: the label colour and the logo on the wooden box differ. You’ll find it at WID 112620. Best, Seb

  3. KonstUA scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21, taste 21, finish 21, balance 22

  4. kimmosuo scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. Loch Lochy did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Under the EAN code 5 000 277 003 662 you will find this 700ml version with both 40% and 43%.

  6. Numwierum scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very good to drink and fast, but for such a thing, too expensive ;-) ... sweet, honey, caramel, some pastries, dark fruits ... not really stands out, so even a good blend ... despite 40% not too watered down ... the finish is great!
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Earthy smokes with persistent sharp heat. Tobacco and mineral rusty steel. Hidden creamy biscuity.

    Palate:- Bold maple and candy sweet, thick honey, sweet pastries, with trace of herbs and liquorice.

    Finish:- Long and smooth. Aniseed, cinnamon sweet and warming.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Defeatless scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Fruity, slightly sherried, chipolata pudding, there is a rather high malt content in here. It smells like good matured whisky. There is some nice toffee and honey in there. Also some sweet fruit which I don't know how to name. Taste:
    A bit of a duffer. The smell was fine, the taste is just the sweet and sour note of a lot of speysiders, but with less complexity. It is still nice, but I expected more.
    There is a touch of wood and some toffee in here, but not much.
    With 3ml water on a 30ml pour it gets better, but still not much depth.

    Well not much either, but this is a blend.

    Medium-long: Toffee, sweet and sour notes, honey and a hint of grass.

    It is a bit like the Blue Label indeed, packaging is at least 25 euro's for starters. The bottle weights over a kilo too.
    There is a fair amount of old whisky in here, but I think for the quality, you have a overpriced whisky.

    Super deluxe.

    As stated it is a bit like the Blue Label, an over the top packaged good whisky. I rather have this one in a normal bottle, it would cost probably under 75 euro's in that case.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is really good, I have had 2 bottles of this stuff very smooth and easy to drink.

    Blending is top notch here but paying the price at retail is madness, you can pick them up less than half that price at auction.

    I am not one for fancy packaging but the quality of the fancy box it comes in must make up a decent slice of its cost, I also really like the bottle design.

    Luckily the product lives up to the expectation of the fancy packaging, basically that you are getting something of quality.

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Nobleblend stop, you can drink well, does not tear from the stool, only the price tag.
    If it were not for the exit, I suppose I would have thought it was in the 30-35 Euro Blend class, so I would be a bit confused, but 120 ... the spin. Coke whiskey for people with a lot of money.
    • Nose
      very mild and restrained, sweet, malty, caramel, almost no fruit (very light apple note), some hay / dry herbs
      After some time in the glass a little sweeter, raisins and light spiciness are added
    • Taste
      sweet and round, honey, caramel, toffee ... slightly thin on the palate
    • Finish
      There comes a little more character - quite a long finish, cocoa and also slightly oak bitterness, tobacco notes, leather


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