Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Dewar & Sons Ltd. (JD&S)
Bottling serie
Ancestor - Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
21 Sep 2015 12:54 pm by Ahough445

Average value

€ 164.38

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Whisky Reviews for Dewar's 12-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is way above your usual blend stuff even with a 12 year age statement.

    I think this particular full bottle shows what a quality blend can be and I would have this old Dewar's 12 over over any NAS single malt of the type that is spoon fed to us now but I do not mean old NAS like Bladnoch & Glen Garioch just the new stuff.

    Look out for this at auctions.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I also have a miniature of this stashed so lets see how they compare for taste.

    Similar profile obviously but the miniature is definitely a  little more bitter, a little rougher but still very  decent.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is a very good blend but there is some batch variation.
    • Nose
      The first thing you get is some nice grapefruit notes with a little lemon, lemon meringue pie I suppose. 

      Pastry notes, hints of honey and lots of floral notes, smells light and fresh in a good way.

      This one seems to grow in the glass.
    • Taste
      Nice and sweet and creamy with it, the fruit is still there but sweeter at first like lemon honey with a faint trace of dry bitterness.

      Everything the nose suggested is on the palate along with warm biscuits and not bitter as such in the aftertaste but a nice counter balance to stop it being too sweet.
    • Finish
      Approaching medium and actually getting lighter on the palate, some would say thinner.


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