Dewar's 8 year old Ilegal Smooth Mezcal Cask-Finished, 40%

Price: $22 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Double-aged with a finish in Ilegal reposado mezcal casks, it has a zesty nose with plenty of bite: lime, cut grass, new bookbindings, grapefruit juice, and lilies. The glutinous mouthfeel has more mezcal influence, with dull fruit, herbal features, caramel, a snarl of pepper and chile flakes, and lengthy smoke and spice to finish. A bold creation, but I'm going to need more persuasion that this enhances the scotch.