Dewar's 12 Year Old 'The Ancestor' blended Scotch whisky

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (4 ratings)

alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 12 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

After a 12 years maturation and blending, Dewar's 12 is returned to individual oak casks to undergo approximately 6 months marrying, hence its being described as 'double aged'. Although a blend of various malts and gran whiskies, Dewar's is heavily influenced by Aberfeldy single malt whisky.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 08/04/2019


Clear, mid-golden amber.


Cacao powder and buttery fudge with lemon verbena, vanilla, apple skin, pears, macadamia, blackened Christmas cake, honey and faint dried apricot.


Slightly sweet, salty buttery fudge, nutmeg, cigar tobacco and cacao power with green apple skin, custard-like vanilla, burnt butter and root ginger spice.


Pronounced saltiness with caramel, burnt toast charcoal, dry oak and lemon zest.


Buttery fudge, salty caramel and cacao sit over complex layers of dried fruit and subtle spice.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5000277002450
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about Dewar's 12 Year Old Scotch whisky

Produced by: John Dewar and Sons Ltd
Owned by: Bacardi Limited
UK distribution by: Bacardi UK
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