Overall rating
John Dewar & Sons Ltd. (JD&S)
Bottling serie
The Ancestor
Stated Age
12 years old
Oak Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Nov 2014 12:43 pm by Ailios

Average value

€ 27,52

2 × in wishlist

86 × member ratings

252 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dewar's 12-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.54 points

  1. Mr. D. scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  2. redsnapper scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    nice "all day whiskey". good, easy.
    • Nose
      77 77
      mild, sweet, vanilla, pleasant
    • Taste
      76 76
      somewhat fruity, mild, barely sharp, sweet
    • Finish
      75 75
      short lasting finish, unspectacular

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N- Good old Dewar's now in a striking new packaging. As most the old range of Dewar's are at higher than average points in my opinion. I would not take anything less on this new batch. Grassy honey capped with earthy smokes. Follow up with nice caramelized nutty and heady oily leather aroma with complex wood fire baked apple smokes. Some Sherry oak in the blend?..Probably. Right touch of grainy as it should be at no harm done.

    P- Floral and honey sweet, frizzy malt candy, some chocolate dress with thin wood. Really intriguing durian shell nuance at retro-breath. Toasted spicy notes linger.

    F- Medium, spicy, good lengthy spicy dryness with soothing warm sweet smokes for a heady finish. A firm 40%, and love the durian hue. Glad to note this is even better than the old Special Reserve 12YO.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. oppi scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Sweet and flowery Somewhat one-dimensional but tasty tasty

  5. Danny1968 scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    This sweet blend with the flavors of citrus and oak.

  6. Kostya scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    very nice blend, balanced, however tastes younger than old version of 12 yo (sep 2016)
    • Nose
      sweet, fresh, ginger, molasses, vanilla
    • Taste
      bitter-sweet, green notes, ginger, fresh oak, taste turns dry and astringent
    • Finish
      short to medium, sweet and sour, ginger

  7. BeatF scored this whisky 78 points Moderator

    Not insanely exciting drop, the tension is by the marriage of packaging according to pack up to forty single malts and Grains - by nature not unintentionally - taken away. In my rating, this drop has received an additional sympathy point, because I was allowed to visit this distillery twice already and was allowed to make my first Whiskyerfahrungen in Scotland on site!
    • Nose
      Melange of not quite ripe fruits (apricot, melon etc.), slightly pungent with a sweet undertone (this does not exclude itself!)
    • Taste
      balanced mixture, sweet, honey.
    • Finish
      Figs, orange peel, grapes resp. Sultanas, strong cocoa, slightly scratching honey. Then everything is over very quickly and there is not too much memory left.

  8. Chicagoexpat did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Gift set with measure and still water.

  9. jankes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  10. stoigniew scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      66 66


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