Scottish blended whisky brand Dewar’s has announced the launch of Dewar’s Japanese Smooth, an innovative whisky, 8 Years in the making.
Harmoniously unniting the best of two whisky making cultures in one bottle, the expression is finished in Japanese Mizunara Oak casks for six months.
The resulting whisky is unique and features subtle floral honey and heather notes along with complex sandalwood aromas on the nose followed by cinnamon spice on the palette.
The flavours are achieve due to the porous qualities of the rare 200-year old Mizunara oak tree variety, also known as the “water oak”, which is used for the Dewar’s cask finish.
“The guiding principles in the creation of this whisky were balance and smoothness,” said Stephanie Macleod, Master Blender for Dewar’s. “This Mizunara finish enhances the signature Dewar’s heathery floral honeyed notes whilst subtlety imparting complex woody notes of sandalwood and cinnamon spice.
“It is an indulgent and pleasurable whisky with a rare breadth and depth of complex and subtle flavors,” she continued. “The smooth yet full-bodied finish makes it perfect to enjoy neat, on the rocks, or in a classic Japanese style highball.”
Brian Cox, Vice President, DEWAR’S Scotch Whisky, North America added: “We are thrilled to launch DEWAR’S Japanese Smooth but unlike previous iterations of our Cask Series it will be a permanent addition to our award winning range of whiskies.
“We believe this is too good a whisky to keep it to a ‘Limited Edition’ issue and thus far the world’s leading whisky connoisseurs would seem to concur: Dewar’s Japanese Smooth has consistently garnered 91-point ratings including from Mark Gillespie’s Whisky Cast, F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal and Whisky Advocate magazine.
“Ratings are not the be all or end all of whisky quality,” Cox continued, “but when there is this consistent high level of recognition from objective 3rd parties it is a real sign that once again Stephanie Macleod has mastered her craft to reveal the exciting possibilities of blended Scotch whisky.”
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