Whisky Focus - Dewar's 25 Year Old Replaces Dewar's Signature

Dewar's 25 Year Old Replaces Dewar's Signature


26th September 2017
Dewar's whisky makes a bold move and replaces the outstanding Dewar's Signature with a new Dewar's 25 year old, continuing the company's dedication to Age Statements.

Dewar's 25 Year Old

As part of Dewar's whisky's continuing dedication to Age Statements, they have unveiled a new Dewar's 25 Year Old expression which will replace the outstanding highly rated premium Dewar's Signature no age statement blended whisky which sat at the top of the Dewar's core whisky range.

The new Dewar's 25 year old blend is the creation of Dewar's Master Blender, Stephanie MacLeod, following a meticulous search of the companies cask inventory Stephanie unearthed an intriguing array of aged malt and grain Scotch whiskies aged 25 years and older. Stephanie sampled each one of these casks before selecting casks that would be blended together then filled into oak casks for an additional period of maturation, a process which was pioneered by Dewar's, known as double-ageing, to add more depth and enriched smoothness.

During this extra period of maturation, the contrasting characters of the malts and grains are allowed to interact with one another and mellow further. In an extra step unique to the new 25 year old expression, the whisky was then filled into a set of freshly emptied Royal Brackla casks, which is one of Dewar's single malt whisky brands, for an extra period of finishing.

Stephanie  MacLeod commented on the new whisky, saying, "Dewar's 25 is endlessly smooth, rich and elegant. Awakened on the palate: the sophisticated whisky is glorious in its harmony and balance, gently revealing layers of rich fruit, floral notes and delicate honey, with a hint of smoke to finish."

Fraser Campbell, Global Ambassador for Dewar's commented, "Disclosing the ages of our blends allows discerning whisky drinkers to choose an expression with a maturity and flavour profile that matches their own character preferences. Dewar's remains committed to age statements as a sign of craftsmanship and quality. In a world where aged stock is increasingly rare, we are proud to display an age on the front of our bottles".

Here's hoping the new Dewar's 25 Year Old which is bottled at 40% ABV and priced at US $225 at least matches the quality of the Dewar's Signature it is replacing. The new whisky will be available from October 2017 in Global Travel Retail followed by a gradual roll-out into domestic markets.

You will find the current Dewar's core whisky range available from specialist online whisky shops such as Master of Malt
 

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