Dewar's Double Double 21 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

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alc./vol: 46%

Proof: 92°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 21 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dewar’s “double-age” their whiskies by re-casking them for a marrying period after blending. In 2019, Dewar’s Master Blender, Stephanie Macleod, extended this to create her own 4-stage ageing process known as Double Double ageing. This example including a finishing period in Oloroso sherry casks.

Four Step Ageing Process
Step 1. Single malt and grain whiskies that will comprise the blend are aged in their respective casks.
Step 2. The casks of malt and grain whiskies are each blended and then re-casked with blended malt and blended grain whiskies continuing to age separately (for approx. 1 month).
Step 3. The blended malt and blended grain whiskies are blended together and then re-casked to age for a third time (for approx. 1 month).
Step 3. The whisky is transferred to sherry casks for a final finishing period – in this case, in casks seasoned with Oloroso sherry (for approx. 1 month).

The distinctive squat four-sided “unique trapezoid style” bottle with its debossed print label was chosen to emphasise the 4-stage ageing process.

Bottled without chill-filtration or added caramel colouring.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 15/03/2019


Clear, mid-golden amber.


Honeyed leather, vanilla fudge, nougat and spice (nutmeg & cinnamon) with faint nuts and banana chew fruit.


Mellow, rich and honeyed with caramel, vanilla fudge, enlivening cinnamon and black pepper spice.


Caramel, vanilla fudge and cinnamon spice.


Smoother than a velvet codpiece with honey, caramel and vanilla fudge, but with enlivening spice.

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