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Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch Whisky (2023)

It’s that time again. I think it is important to come down from my single malt high horse every once in a while, and check out some of the more affordable Scotch whiskies available. Usually that means blends, and today is no exception. Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch Whisky is staple and has been in production since 1899.

Aberfeldy Distillery has been crowned the spiritual home of Dewar’s. Business was booming in the late 1800s and the small Tullymet Distillery leased by the Dewar’s family could no longer cope with demand. That was a huge reason for John Alexander Dewar to commission Aberfeldy just a few miles away in 1898, just a year before Dewar’s White Label was introduced.

It used to be the best-selling Scotch whisky in the United States, but has since been overtaken by Johnnie Walker Black Label. It’s an impressive juggernaut of whisky nevertheless. And one with a history that’s worth reading up on. Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch Whisky may not be very good, but it’s been integral in the popularity of Scotch around the world.

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Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch Whisky (40%, OB, 2023)

Nose: Very vanilla forward with a sliver of smoke, lemon rind and thick honey. Just a touch of cereals, as well as a gentle floral side. Not unpleasant at all.
Taste: Thin mouthfeel. There’s an underlying bitterness that never quite goes away. Also, hints of sawdust, a touch of vanilla extract and, well, a crude bitterness. But I think I may have mentioned that already.
Finish: Very short. Quite dry, somewhat bitter. Just a touch of grass.

Not many redeeming qualities here. Dewar's White Label probably needs ice or a mixer to be palatable. If you're looking for affordable Scotch whisky there are plenty of better options available. Yes, it's a historically important brand, but you can't taste history.

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