Оценка: 82/100. Цена: около 20-тина лева
Dewar`s White label blended whisky
Between the frequent reviews of single malt whiskies /i.e, those distilled in only one distillery/ insinuates and a blend /a mixture of malt and grain whisky/ – Dewar`s White Label whisky. At the beginning of the development of the blog, I have reviewed a sample of it, but as I got an appropriate opportunity, I decided to repeat it and to check what would I found.
A few words about the Dewar`s brand. Currently owned by Bacardi, and it is the top-selling blended Scotch in the US /and among the five most sought worldwide/. The story of Dewar`s begins before the 19th century, when John Dewar Sr. /merchant of spirits/ launches the brand. Dewar sold blended whisky with his own name, which gradually gained popularity in the bars and hotels. Later, John’s sons joined the business, under whose leadership, at the end of 19th century was introduced and the „White Label“. The market has grown and spread not only in England, but also in the United States. Batches of this whisky were delivered and to the White House, where the then-US President Benjamin Harrison, enjoyed the consignments from Europe surrounded by volumes of books and history. The whisky enjoyed popularity and in the UK, where the Dewar family acquired ownership over five more distilleries, including Aberfeldy, Royal Brackla and Aultmore /already owned by Bacardi/. Furthermore, one of the Dewar’s sons was knighted by King Edward VI. In the following years, the ownership of the company changed several times, as the control passed through Distillers Company, Guinness, Diageo and the final – Bacardi. Among the range of products stand out Dewar`s 12, Dewar`s 18 y.o. and Dewar`s Signature. So far, I have not come across any of them, but so does the notes from my meeting with White Label are thrilled to be shared.
Aroma – bourbon /vanilla and caramel/, fruits /dried/, pears, scent of leather and coffee, light almond-flavored liqueur and honey. Taste – fruity, gave me associations with glucose /or rather fructose/ syrup, slightly spicy, light note of earth and pears /ripe, juicy yellow pears/. Finish – short to medium, sweetness, which appears after a minute or two, fructose, raisins, a dose of malt, nuts /apricot kernels maybe/.
In summary: pleasant and unobtrusive blend. Drinking it, do not expect angelic choir and peal, as the whisky does not claim to offer something unique. But in any case, this does not mean that it is not tasty. I liked it. Price: around 20 lv.