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Overall rating
77.02/100
votes
134
Category
Blend
Bottler
John Dewar & Sons Ltd. (JD&S)
Bottling serie
The Ancestor
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000277002450
Added on
22 Nov 2014 12:08 pm by Ailios

Average value

€ 30.77

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134 × member ratings

380 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dewar's 12-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.02 points

  1. daveo scored this whisky 73 points Member Junior

    Blend from 40 differents single malt and single grain from Scotland. Married in Oak Casks.
    • Nose
      70 70
      3 colors popsicles, sugar, light nose.
    • Taste
      72 72
      Peat, citrus, oak, raisin
    • Finish
      77 77
      A hint of smoke, citrus finish medium lenght

  2. Syleo scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    While the Dewar's White Label emphasizes summer meadows, vanilla and apple, the 12yo focuses on the heather in autumn, caramel, pears and raisins as well as a much stronger wood engraving. Neither can deny the Aberfeldy in their hearts, while on the white label it is more recognizable on the nose, and the taste is more recognizable in the 12s. I also think I can guess the Craigellachie with its full weight and the grassy freshness of the Aultmore, while the wood tones could perhaps be assigned to the Brackla as a component. All in all, the 12-year-old is clearly more attractive and strong in character than the white label and by no means bad, but also not a big cinema - a real alternative at a hotel bar, but rather not a permanent companion in the house bar.
    • Nose
      73 73
      Deep golden with a slight red cast, the “ancestor” conjures up a clear, wide edge and heavy legs on the glass wall. In the first moment, apart from a spoonful of heather honey, a deep fruitiness gradually paves its way, Williams pear, raisins, plums and dates, gooseberries, juicy oranges and pineapples, sprinkled with a little icing sugar and all with walnuts and nougat chocolate on the edge of an autumnal one Heide arranged in a wooden bowl freshly rubbed with olive oil, which - I think - makes me think of the intense Craigellachie character as a component. An intense alcohol bite turns into a distant hint of gauze bandages and plaster strips, herbs from juniper to ginger, before sweet sandalwood and tea leaves and then caramel take over.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Bittersweet but still gently meet forest honey, grape-nut chocolate and maple syrup in the mouth with tobacco leftovers in a cigar box, petals and tea leaves, orange peel and a handful of dry grapes, not quite light raisins. Only a little later a slight burning and a few herbal nuances set in, not unlike a brandy.
    • Finish
      71 71
      The competition between syrup and tobacco continues, along with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream and a little nutty oak, in the short to medium length finish, which sends a slight tingling back into the nose, but then fades away quickly.

  3. A0525 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  4. robain scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    • Nose
      81 81
      Grass, mortar, vanilla, eyes
    • Taste
      80 80
      Bitter, dry, stiff, metallic, paper, vanilla, bourbon notes
    • Finish
      81 81
      flowery, vanilla.

  5. pdby scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    A bit of excerpt is guessed by the fact that he is quite neat to himself like a blend, but in general you can not drink it
    • Nose
      Muffin with honey, malt, vanilla, orange, caramel.
    • Taste
      Malt, caramel, sivuha.
    • Finish
      Short, alcoholic, caramel-malt.

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

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. oppi scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Sweet and flowery Somewhat one-dimensional but tasty tasty

  10. Danny1968 scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    This sweet blend with the flavors of citrus and oak.

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