Don’t sleep on Dewar’s. Although it’s greatest identified for its ubiquitous, entry-level White Label bottle, the Scotch whisky model has been placing forth some thrilling entries lately. That features its Double Double collection, just like the just lately launched Double Double 37-Yr-Outdated, and now the just-launched Dewar’s Double Double 21-Yr-Outdated Mizunara Oak Cask End.
This new launch brings collectively distilling traditions from Japan and Scotland. In contrast to American oak, which grows comparatively shortly (we’re nonetheless speaking about timber right here, so nothing is quick), Mizunara oak requires greater than 200 years to succeed in maturity. It additionally doesn’t develop straight, which poses a novel problem for caskmakers. However the effort is price it, giving the liquid it comprises an intriguing steadiness of flavors and textures.
Dewar’s Double Double 21-Yr-Outdated Mizunara Oak Cask End was crafted with Grasp Blender Stephanie Macleod’s distinctive four-stage ageing course of, wherein the whisky is returned to barrel 4 separate instances to permit the flavors to develop and mellow.
The model’s unique Double Double 21 Yr was completed in Oloroso sherry casks, so the brand new Mizunara-finished expression is an iteration on that. The Mizunara oak imparts delicate hints of sandalwood, coconut and a slight contact of creamy vanilla. It’s bottled at 46% ABV and carries a prompt retail value of $149.99.