Dewars 15 Year Blended Scotch Whisky
Dewar’s 15 Year Old is a blended Scotch that is a part of the core range of blended Scotch whiskies form Dewar’s. One of the most recently released blends by Dewar’s, the 15 Year Old was created by the company’s first female Master Distiller, Stephanie Macleod.
History of Dewar’s 15 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
John Dewar was a merchant who operated out of his store in Perth, Scotland. The store, founded in 1846 would go on to become the John Dewar & Sons, one of the most prominent houses of blended Scotch whisky in the country.
Back in the day, John Dewar’s proprietary blends had begun to gain popularity in and around Scotland. Soon, he was joined in the business by his son John Alexander. He helped his father grow the family business, and took over the business in 1880 after John Dewar passed away. John Alexander’s brother Thomas joined the business in 1884, and together they helped popularize the Dewar’s brand name worldwide.
The North American markets, especially the United States of America which is a critical market for Dewar’s, was introduced to the brand in 1891. Andrew Carnegie sent a keg of Dewar’s blended Scotch to two United States Presidents on the day of their Inauguration.
Curiosity and demand for the Dewar’s brand of Scotch whisky was claimed to have skyrocketed in America after these incidents. Today, Dewar’s White Label is said to be the highest selling blended Scotch in the United States of America.
By 1896, the demand for Dewar’s had exceeded their production, and this led to the construction of the Aberfeldy distillery. Single malts produced by the Aberfeldy continue to be the fingerprint whisky for all Dewar’s blends even today.
The Dewar’s brand became a part of Distiller’s Company, eventually becoming a part of Guinness, and later Diageo when it formed in 1997. The company was sold to the Bacardi group in 1998 and continues to remain one of their most coveted whisky brands.
Making Process Dewar’s of 15 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
Like most Dewar’s blends, the 15 Year old has been built around the Aberfeldy single malt. The blend was created by Stephanie Macleod, and contains nearly 40 source whiskies. A proportion of the source whiskies are aged in ex-Sherry, and some in ex-Bourbon barrels.
After the source whiskies are married, the blend is once again matured for an extended period in Oak barrels, allowing the whiskies to mingle harmoniously as one.
Alcohol Percentage of Dewar’s 15 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
Dewar’s 15 Year Old carries an alcohol strength of 40% ABV, the standard permissible limit for Scotch whiskies.
Gold medal at the International Spirits Challenge in the Blended Scotch between 12 and 20 years old in 2019
Silver medal at The Scotch Whisky Masters in the Blends Aged 13 to 18 Years Old category in 2019
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Dewars 15 Year Blended Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes
Sweet honey, citrus oil and ripe fruit.
Light and medium with an aftertaste of dried fruit and freshly cut grass.
Nutty and creamy, flavours of vanilla, caramel and Sherry spice.
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