Scottish whisky company Dewar’s has announced the launch of their Portuguese Smooth, a release that marks the brand’s 175th anniversary.
An expression of what flavours are created when Scotland meets Portugal in a bottle, this extension of Dewar’s Cask Series features DEWAR’S 8-year-old double-aged blended Scotch whisky, finished in ruby port casks for a rich, full-bodied blend.
The release features flavor notes of freshly sliced ripe apricots, honeydew melon, red cherries, and black currants drizzled with heather honey – all enveloped in rich creamy notes of vanilla.
Commenting on the expression, Brian Cox, Vice President, Dewar’s Scotch Whisky, North America, said: “Though we can’t travel to the Highlands of Scotland or the Douro Valley of Portugal this year, we crafted Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth to engage all those with wanderlust and curiosity.It is about enjoyment, not rules, and through this, we are certain that this great whisky will challenge some pre-conceived notions of what standard blended scotch whisky is about
“The brand has long been driven by a natural curiosity and, with 2021 ringing in our 175thanniversary,” he continued, “we hope that Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth will inspire people to look beyond the obvious, or their ‘usual tipple’, and to discover a new whisky that will enthrall the senses and delight the palate.”