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Dewar's 8 year old Caribbean Smooth Rum Cask-Finished, 40%

Price: $22 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

A delicious dram with a sunny disposition, this drums out aromas of butter biscuits, raisins, vanilla sugar, cane honey, and abundant tropical fruit notes of guava and papaya. It's a light and nimble blend that weaves through white chocolate, biscuit notes, chewy granola bar, apricot, and mandarin. Spices rattle around a fruit core on the finish. Rum powerhouse Bacardi acquired Dewar's in 1998; they should have done this years ago. Best Values