Dewar's 8 year old Japanese Smooth, 40%

Price: $25 Issue: Summer 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The Dewar's 8 year old line is developing into one of the best series in contemporary blending. This noses of vanilla sponge cake, roasted spices, exotic woods, lemongrass stalks, walnuts, and spun sugar nests. Vanilla, honey, yellow apple, lemongrass, and some understated herbal notes; the smoothness is noteworthy, and its glossy mouth-coating finish is studded with spices. (Editors' Choice)