Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Dewar & Sons Ltd. (JD&S)
Bottling serie
Special Reserve
Stated Age
12 years old
Oak Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Jan 2014 5:39 pm by Myst111

Average value

€ 26.90

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17 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Dewar's 12-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.62 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    H2H of three readily available 12 year blends tasted in this order.
    Dewar's 12 year 43% WB 51103
    The Famous Grouse 12 year 43% WB 96409
    Macleod's Isle Of Skye 40% WB 115493

    I tasted the Dewar's first as it was followed by blends that were peaty and peppery and it was way out in front in terms of taste and balance.
    It was as if the bottlers of the Grouse and Skye bottles thought well we have put peat in our bottles so we don`t need to add anything else right, as peat is all drinkers want they days , well badly wrong I am afraid chaps.
    Perhaps it was the the extra 3% ABV that the Dewar's had that made all the difference oh and not forgetting the better balance and superior taste, it was the only one I would buy anyway.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This would be a too one dimensional for most people perhaps but it does the simple things well.
    This was an older bottle but I would certainly buy a new bottle of it taste like this.
    I would also say that this would be a perfect present to buy someone new to whisky and a cut above what you would call blend fodder
    • Nose
      80 80
      Not that expressive to be honest, a little honey, lemon, toffee and biscuit.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Nicely sweet, no off notes, no alcoholic burn, there is some lemon juice, hints of orange, gentle spices, the faintest hint of white pepper.
      As you go on the sweetness does subside a little which dampens my interest a little.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Pleasantly sweet remaining a little spicy but fades away little quickly.

  3. KonstUA scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Nose 19, taste 20, finish 20, balance 19

  4. Myst111 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nice everyday Whisky

    Nothing Bad but also nothing special.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78


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