Whether you are a Scotch whisky drinker or not, I am certain you might have seen the major advertising campaign by Dewar’s Scotch Whisky. Some of the ads are certainly in poor taste.
I first tried Dewar’s a couple years ago. To refresh my memory last night I got a mini bottle to make sure I still felt the same way about this blended Scotch. The bottom line, I didn’t like it a couple years ago and I still didn’t like it last night. Even with up to 40 different whiskies in their blend, it lacks depth and disappoints. Maybe it would go well in a cocktail but certainly not neat, as I like to drink it.
Smell: On the nose I got a bit of sweetness and smelled rather woodsy.
Palate: At first it tastes smooth, with hints of sweetness, like honey. I then get hit with a burn, a harsh burn that leaves a bad after taste.
I did struggled to finish the mini bottle I bought last night. I found there to be no balance in this blend. Although it has a slight nice start to it, the middle and ending is just not what I look for in a good Scotch blend.
In their range, aside from the White Label, they have Highlander Honey, a 12 year-old, an 18 year-old and their Signature. I am actually curious to see if any of those are any better. Cost wise, this blended Scotch is actually fairly priced. The searches I made came up with around $22-$30, depending on where you buy.
If a family member or a friend ever asked me if I’d recommend Dewar’s White Label, I would tell them no and I would follow up with the same thoughts I am sharing with you all. It certainly doesn’t make for a good holiday gift, unless you didn’t like the person.
Happy Holidays and safe travels for all those traveling to visit loved ones!
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.