Dewar’s has announced the launch of Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth Scotch whisky.
Marking the brand’s 175th anniversary this year, this new, third iteration in the Dewar’s Cask Series features Dewar’s 8 year-old double-aged blended Scotch whisky finished in ruby port casks.
This follows the launches last year of Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth Rum Cask Finish and Ilegal Smooth Mezcal Cask Finish.
Deward’s Portuguese Smooth has flavors of freshly sliced ripe apricots, honeydew melon, red cherries and black currants with heather honey, the company says, all enveloped in creamy notes of vanilla.
“We created the Dewar’s cask-finished series to break the mold and evolve those traditions by bringing two product elaboration cultures together — in this case from Scotland and Portugal — to create something richer,” says Brian Cox, VP, Dewar’s Scotch Whisky, North America.
Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth is available for a suggested retail price of $21.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
“With its full bodied yet refined mouthfeel and unique flavor profile — which features subtle notes of stone fruits, dark red fruits and honey — Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth is designed to be a veritable celebration of the two cultures of Scotland and Portugal,” says says Stephanie Macleod, master blender for Dewar’s. “Thanks to a unique production process where the eight-year-old scotch is double aged for extra smoothness and then finished in casks that previously held fine ruby port wines, Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth has a satisfyingly unusual, yet super smooth, taste that is ideally enjoyed anyway you like.