Dewar’s is confirming its commitment to age statements with the release of a new 25-year-old blend, replacing its Signature expression with no age statement.
Dewar’s 25 Years Old is made with fine aged malt and grain scotch whiskies aged 25 years and older, carefully selected by master blender Stephanie MacLeod to fit the brand’s house style.
After blending, the liquid was put into oak casks for an additional period of maturation, a process pioneered by Dewar’s known as double-ageing, to add more depth and enriched smoothness.
In an extra step unique to the new 25-year-old expression, the whisky was then filled into a set of freshly disgorged whisky casks from Royal Brackla – another distillery owned by Bacardi – for an extra period of finishing.
Stephanie said: “Dewar’s 25 is endlessly smooth, rich and elegant. Awakened on the palate, the sophisticated whisky is glorious in its harmony and balance, gently revealing layers of rich fruit, floral notes and delicate honey, with a hint of smoke to finish.”
Fraser Campbell, global ambassador for Dewar’s, added: “Disclosing the ages of our blends allows discerning whisky drinkers to choose an expression with a maturity and flavour profile that matches their own character preferences.
“Dewar’s remains committed to age statements as a sign of craftsmanship and quality. In a world where aged stock is increasingly rare, we are proud to display an age on the front of our bottles.”
Bottled at 40% ABV, the new expression will be available from October in global travel retail before being rolled out to the brand’s key markets including the UK. It will replace Signature, an ultra-premium blend with no age statement, in the range and will sit alongside Dewar’s 12 Years Old, 15 Years Old and 18 Years Old.
According to the latest reports from the IWSR, Dewar’s is the fastest-growing premium blended scotch in the world, defying current global scotch trends.