Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Dewar & Sons Ltd. (JD&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
18 Nov 2014 7:57 pm by Hans-Ludwig

Average value

€ 21.58

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77 × member ratings

155 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dewar's White Label

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 69.79 points

  1. eNZzo scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      66 66

  2. Marshall303 scored this whisky 58 points Newbie

    Typical low budget whisky. Drinking it without ice/mixer isn't a pleasure really. It is very similar to other scotch on the same price level: spicy, alcoholic, full of 'pepper' with 'flat' nosing profile. Alcoholic taste isn't hidden.

    Colour: Amber but for the first glance you can tell it's fake for sure (adding caramel)

    Nose: Flat, very short, with hints of lemon, a little bit accidic but also fresh, with honney and fruits/flowers hints

    Taste: Spicy, alcoholic with some sweet hints of honey and vanilla, also wooden

    Finish: Spicy, pepper and finish is wooden/pepper

    Rating: ~1.8 - 1.9 / 5
    • Nose
      60 60
      Flat, very short, with hints of lemon, a little bit accidic but also fresh, with honney and fruits/flowers hints
    • Taste
      56 56
      Spicy, alcoholic with some sweet hints of honey and vanilla, also wooden
    • Finish
      57 57
      Spicy, pepper and finish is wooden(oak) / pepper

  3. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    El Bastardo, you have put the same tasting note on at least 15 other white label bottles that are all different, the review is meaningless because none of us have any idea which actual bottle , the review actually is for and which one you have tasted, this is especially important when you are giving such a low score of only 30 points?
    You only need to to put the score on one bottle, any related version of that bottle should also include that score, but different bottles, different ages and different strengths etc, should not have the same tasting note cut and pasted onto them it is very mis leading.
    I would have sent a private message but your settings will not allow me to

  4. El Bastardo scored this whisky 30 points Member Senior

    To want to be in a league with Tullamore DEW and Jamerson is an insult to Tullamore and Jamerson. For example, I don't particularly like Jamerson now, but this one is noticeably worse for me. Maybe a high single star, but overall in the top five of my least tasting whiskeys. The rest is mixed.
    • Nose
      Light, somehow floral and somehow sweet. Difficult to specify. Association with light smoke.
    • Taste
      Not much at first, then quite bitter in relation to the smell.
    • Finish
      Mixture of permanent, unpleasant bitterness and a little alcohol.

  5. Syleo scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    There is nothing to complain about per se: balanced, round and gentle between honey and fruit, the traditionally great popularity of white labels, for example in the USA, is not surprising. For me there is clearly a lack of character, all in all the white label remains pretty but otherwise pretty expressionless after the nice fresh nose.
    • Nose
      70 70
      The blend, which is reminiscent of golden straw, greets the nose in a very floral way with a blooming summer bouquet of wild flowers with nuts on the sideboard: - Alcoholic freshness, pollen, cornflowers, buttercups, individual daisies and fresh, damp grass lead almost immediately to fruit gum notes of ripe apple , Cherry, green banana, red berries and orange peel with soft caramel, cocoa beans, whole milk chocolate and some blossom honey over. Above all there is a very light, spicy hint of barley, grain bread and fir resin, in the background fresh leather, ginger and a slightly metallic bitter cold tea. All in all, however, all impressions remain reserved and light-footed, nothing pushes forward dominantly - as can be expected with a blend.
    • Taste
      68 68
      The focus of the taste profile is also gentle and mainly sweet. Summer blossoms, blossom honey, grapes, fruit cocktail and a few scattered berries, removed again slightly leathery and nutty, then a vanilla pod, cane sugar and chocolate cocoa that has already been scraped out leads into a soft bitter bitterness of young willow branches. Overall quite round but unfortunately quite thin.
    • Finish
      65 65
      Petals, honey, fructose, cane sugar and nutty caramel also circle around in a slightly warming finish, but only briefly before they all evaporate in a hint of alcohol.

  6. AdamsB scored this whisky 55 points Expert Senior

    Everyone who has seen the movie Joe Black, knows who the Claire Forlani is. He is also the face of Dewars White Label whiskey. Ads with her are quite convincing. That's why I tried ... Apparently the most popular blend in the US composed by A. Cameron from Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Royal Bracla and Craigellachie whiskey
    • Nose
      Caramel, flowers, apple, vanilla, hay
    • Taste
      Caramel, oak, oil, toffee, vanilla
    • Finish
      Caramel, oak, pepper, fruit

  7. ChrisHel scored this whisky 65 points Member Junior

    Drinking with rather low expectations i actually appreciate the mild and balanced structure. Nose: honey and pear, a hint of orange; a brief presence of grain in the background. Taste: a very mellow blend flavors of toffee, honey and a little pepper.

  8. coldsun scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Slightly roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, mild spices.

  9. vmp did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    What is happening to whiskybase??Someone wants to give 9 points to a whisky should probably stay away from here. Just don't post your rubbish here!
    This is a website that people depend. Seriously!!

  10. maltaholic scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Little party yesterday. I thought, I'll try that one ...

    It smells pleasant, a bit spicy, some oak.

    The flavor remains the spice.
    I do not hear much more.
    I'm already slightly drunk.

    It's perfectly alright.


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