Dewar’s has lengthy been identified for its blended whisky. However for those who’re on the lookout for unbelievable bottles, you’re gonna need to discover their single malts this season—particularly since they’ve 5 uncommon releases on sale this month.
The “Exceptional Cask Series,” as they’re calling it, can be an annual launch of unbelievable odds and ends that may’t be replicated yr to yr. (Different scotch makers have related packages.)
This yr’s 5 whiskies occur to return from two of the most effective distilleries within the portfolio: the distinctive (and exhausting to pronounce) Craigellachie (“craig-ella-key”) and Aberfeldy.
These whiskies fantastically encapsulate the flexibility of every distillery. Craigellachie’s 19 and 23 couldn’t be extra totally different in style—but each are completely gorgeous. Aberfeldy’s three bottles might not be as divergent, but they handle to place forth three separate taste pillars. The primary will be likened to a dessert-like salted caramel; the second is oily, fruity, and nutty; and the third is simmering, natural, and smoky.
In case you’ve by no means heard of Aberfeldy or Craigellachie earlier than, you’re not alone. They’ve largely flown underneath the radar since mum or dad firm Bacardi launched them in 2014. However you’ve possible tried these whiskies in one other type earlier than: They’re components of the Dewar’s mix.
John Dewar and Sons has run these distilleries for many years, however hardly ever allowed the person whiskies out into the general public till a number of years in the past. This yr marks the primary time they’ve chosen uncommon casks for a limited-edition providing.
Now as a result of they’re so uncommon, you’ll have the most effective luck monitoring them down on foot (we haven’t seen any on-line listings simply but). Right here’s a extra detailed breakdown of what every whisky tastes like.
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