Dewar's 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Dewar & Sons Ltd. (JD&S)
Bottling serie
The Vintage
Stated Age
18 years old
Oak Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 jun 2017 6:38 pm by Marko_I

Average value

€ 66.89

5 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

172 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Dewar's 18-year-old

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.26 points.

  1. ekn1967 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Aftertaste: subtle, sweet lingers, fruitcake.

    Also has something of almond (also in the color) and something of heather honey, some toffee, a bit flowery, creamy

    The price is now €119 - so a significant price increase for this blended single malt compared to previously read prices.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, Fruit Cake, Heather honey, sweet
    • Taste
      87 87
      Subtle bitterness, grains, almost, subtle coffee, darling chocolade, very subtle peat
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweet, typically the fruit cake, very mild

  2. MaroFF scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Average whiskey with a decent flavor. The taste, the finish is not worse. It seems to me that the 18 years she spent in the barrel is fiction. I will not buy the second time.
    • Nose
      81 81
      delicate, fruity, pears, apples, raisins, vanilla, suede
    • Taste
      81 81
      quite sweet, oily, peppery, honey, raisins again
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium, slightly peppery, warming, slightly spicy ending with tingling on the tongue tinging to the aftertaste of beer.

  3. Buscator scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. Dutchdram scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
      A very strange scent. Sweet and waxy. Notes of vanilla, honey, marzipan and beeswax. Followed by some fruits like white grapes, pear and cherries. A strong scent of eucalyptus and at the end some oak.
    • Taste
      73 73
      Very similar to the nose. Some other notes I taste are butter and creme fraiche. The rest is really the same.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Medium-long. Buttery sweets, cream and vanilla custard.

  5. olegborgol scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Good aroma - fruity-herbal, simple taste, short finish. Drinking blend. Between him, an orange 18, a monkey or a taildike 12 would choose this dewar. 21.5-21-21-21.5

  6. Osir1es scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Nose: some sweet fruits, sweet red berries, honey, vanilla, wood.
    Taste: oily, oak, honey, some spices.
    Aftertaste: sweet, honey, ripe fruits, spicy spices.
    Finish: more average.
    Bottom line: for a reasonable price of 50 € you can have a drink with friends, a very representative design of the box and bottle, I would not enjoy this whiskey alone, but it is quite possible to take on a company

  7. robain scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
      Oak, Citrus, Raisins. This is not bad at all.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruity, bourbon-ish notes, vanilla, tropical fruits, oak
    • Finish
      84 84
      Oakyness after some airing in the glass.

  8. KonstUA scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nose 20, taste 20, finish 20, balance 20

  9. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    ose: sweet, honey, dried fruits, beewax, leather, tobacco leaves, oak, spices, cake, dark fruits and berries, light note of cereal spirit and vanilla. Mouth: smooth, sweet, dried fruits, oak, spices, grass, honey, vanilla, leather and chocolate. Finish: long, sweet, spices, oak, vanilla, dried fruits, dark berries and chocolate. It’s a tasty, smooth, easy drinkable, and noble whisky. Dewar’s 18YO is good for drinking in the evening with good friends.

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Beautiful blend of the upper class, tasty to full-bodied, for 55 € you can drink well.
    • Nose
      nutty-spicy-sweet, first marzipan, nougat, later more cocoa, with a light, pleasant woodiness (and a very light sweet herb / hay, so in the direction of damp, warm haystacks)
    • Taste
      goes on similarly, nuts, almonds, toasted, cocoa, in spite of only 40% beautiful full-bodied, a bit more wood and spice than expected from the nose (almost pepper), with a longer residence time in the mouth's also in the direction of tobacco and leather
    • Finish
      long, nougat, cocoa


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