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Dewar's 12 Year Old

(70cl, 40.0%)
Dewar's 12 Year Old
User Rating
(24 Reviews)

Dewar's 12 Year Old Bottling Note

The classic 12 year old blend from Dewars, this stuff is the successor to Dewar's "Double Aged" 12 Year Old - so named in reference to the additional 6 month marriage the whisky enjoys after the initial maturation and blending. The Practice is maintained despite the name change and the result is Loads of flavour…

Dewar's 12 Year Old (3cl Sample)
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: A heady note of juicy fruit and thick, creamy malt. Rather floral, and quite sweet with notes of toasted barley, almond and a tinge of honey.

Palate: The palate is perfectly poised with notes of barley malt, hot buttered toast, a little honey, and some aniseed spiciness.

Finish: A touch of smoke on the tail, alongside plenty of thick malt and sweetness.

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User Reviews of the Dewar's 12 Year Old

Value for money

At less than 1000 baht in Thailand, this is a good deal. Smooth floral, vanilla, BBQ nose and a nice oily smoothness and typical taste.

15th May 2016

Blended vs Single

This is a solid scotch blend, I drink bourbon and single malts. ,This is smooth with underlying notes of fruit, honey, smokey, and very well balanced. A true Scotch and blenders art.

27th April 2016

very good

I drink it neat, can't be beat. Great value for the money.

12th April 2016


Subtle and complex, but not noteworthy. I wouldn't be able to say,"what a character, what ...". So, 3.5. Definitely a bargain dram though, and quite worth a try (hence the 3.5 and not just a 3)

4th March 2016

Better than you no

This should be sipped not slurped or gargled , preferably with a clean palate undiluted just on its own without mixers, ice or water. pour some in a glass hold it till it warms up and then enjoy. to be frank i have tasted quite a few so called single malts that could burn the paint off a gatepost. for what this is. a blend of good whiskies its great value and well worth a try.

9th February 2016

Very Nice Blended

Nice honey-orange color in Glencairn glass. Crisp balanced aroma. Malty but light on the palate. Finish is very smooth, touch of smoke and lingers just a tad. Exactly what I want from a blended scotch!

16th November 2015

Well crafted blend

This new packaging replaces the blue one. Nice floral nose with hints of vanilla and baked cookies/shortbread. The whisky is thick, creamy, honeyed sweetness, malt centric with no grain or harsh notes or burn. On the palate you get shortbread, vanilla, fruitiness with a nice balanced mouth feel and a whiff of pleasant smoke. The Aberfeldy shines through this and the finish is extremely pleasant. Overall a very well crafted blend.

30th June 2015

balanced, unique

this is the vintage version bottling...still quite the balanced, assertive yet mellow dram i am still impressed with. it's always good to step back and give the single malts a break...this is a good blend to cleanse and titillate the palate.

6th March 2015



15th February 2015

Dewar's 12 Year on the rocks

I am rookie whiskey drinker - asked for mid-range scotch; rec'd 12 Yr and thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent bar value.

7th February 2015


Nutty and vanilla, but overall kind of boring... I bought this on a whim after seeing the sale price. Not a bad whiskey for the price, that said, I would rather spend the money on a nicer whiskey. It competes with the like of Glenlivet in my book.

14th December 2014

12 year

This is the best blended scotch I have ever tried.

28th November 2014

Over priced at 45.96

I just bought a gift set for 26.99 at an ABC store in Florida. It contained a 750ml bottle and two very nice Dewar's Old Fashion glasses.
The is a very light blend that can stand just a splash soda or water.
I usually drink Chivas 12 and 18 or JW black when having a blend which have more flavor. But I'm putting version of Dewars on my go to list.

14th November 2014

Dewar's The Ancestor 12yr old

I bought a 1.75l bottle at Costco, on sale. I usually buy Dewars White label, which is good whisky. The Ancestor 12, is fine whisky. I just finished the bottle last nite, and am enroute for a couple more. This whisky is so smooth, I just couldn't believe it. It has a very pleasant taste, with excellent aftertaste on the palate. I drink all scotch neat, as I enjoy the taste. I have found Glenlivit 12 to be excellent also. I have tried Cuttysark, and while I like it, it is too harsh for me. It does not compare to The Ancestor or Glenlivit.

24th October 2014

Dewar's 12

This is a stunning blend, excellent balance, quite sweet, plenty of fruit with a bit of a honeycomb element I also get in Aberfeldy 12. The benefits from the double maturation are obvious as it is such a well rounded blend.

18th October 2014

Perfect per price vs taste performance

it is kind a great taste of agedmalt whisky i've rver tried. it is not a single but blended one ref to previous reviews. Therefore this is a 12 year aged whiskey which its taste is proper for whiskey lovers who accept long taste with smoked in barrels long.
By the way, for the big boys, single malt whiskeys shoul not be drunk on the rocks, just add chilly water on your whiskey if you can not drink straight strong whiskey ;)

28th June 2014

you all are NUTS

I found this to be fantastic! Especially for the price. I think all the bad or average reviews here are a reflection of people who still drink their scotch mixed. Become a big boy and drink it as ment Neat or on the rocks. It is great!

9th May 2014


I got a small sample of the 12yr old when I bought a bottle of the Dewars White Label. I actually like the White Label. It's cheap and goes down nice and smooth. Tried the 12yr old sample and I did not like it at all. I don't know how to describe it, it's just got a very strong alcohol bite with no real nice flavor. Smells like rubbing alcohol, lol. Glad I did not purchase a whole bottle of this. I like to drink my whisky neat and I think I'd have to add water to get any enjoyment out of this.

20th February 2014

Doesn't even taste like scotch!

I'm used to single malt scotch (Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Oban, Ardbeg, Laphroig). I saw this in a Trader Joe's and thought I'd give it a try. I'm very disappointed and sorry I didn't buy a single malt. I'll never buy this one again.

24th January 2014

enjoy it

Great nutty flavor

31st December 2013

Loved it

I disagree with previous reviewers - fruity and sweet notes are nice and delicate, this Dewars is a masterpiece.

23rd May 2013



15th April 2013


I purchased this expecting something similar to the out-of-stock Special Reserve otherwise by the same name, and was disappointed. As the other reviewer said, fruity and sweet notes were quite weak.

1st March 2013


Although thick, the fruity and sweet notes are overrated by the site in my opinion. Heavy body, too much so I think. I nose a strong smoke, light fruit, and aniseed. The taste however is unbalanced with overwhelming barley, and only underrepresented notes of honey, fruit, and more rounded spice, which could have been better represented. Try a 10 year Dalmore ( for the price range , but anything really) , Johnnie walker swing, or anything Jura instead. I get the feeling more rare Dewar's bottling could be great, but that this is a variety meant to be sold by them name on the label.

14th February 2013

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