Dewar's 18 year old Founder's Reserve, 40%

Price: $70 Issue: Fall 2009 Reviewer: John Hansell

Available for several years, but now finally making its debut in the U.S. The higher-end Dewar's expressions (Dewar's 12 year old and Dewar's Signature) are very good blends. This one is situated smartly between the two. The malt proportion is rich and creamy; the grain whisky is crisp and well-integrated. Antique gold color, with notes of butterscotch, vanilla wafer, strawberry rhubarb pie, and citrus drizzled with honey. Lovely floral notes in the aroma, along with a pleasing, dried spice finish. I could drink this stuff all day long!