Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Dewar's

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    8 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and fruity with a hint of spice, leaving you ready for another dram. An excellent, easy-drinking whisky!
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: A light hint of tobacco and licorice on the finish add some level of seriousness. Whether it has the smoothness of the Portuguese… that’s a question for you, the reader, to answer.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, I hoped that the port would really elevate what Dewar's base blend is accomplished at doing but this release is thin and the Port only really shines on the palate.
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  • Intro:

    Dewar's Portuguese features an 8 year age statement of their standard blend, and sees some additional time maturing in Port wine casks - a sweet, fortified dessert wine. 40% ABV.

  • Nose:

    Sweet honey, light oak and cream, caramel and a hint of pepper. Faint youth here, it's light, fruity and creamy. The port notes aren't particularly vibrant or expressive on the notes - unexpected.

  • Taste:

    Sweet on the palate. Very faint smoke note, with some lumber, toffee and apricot. The Port wine influence is much more apparent here, lending a jammy, fruity quality in the form of marmalade, currant and cherry to the lightly smoky base spirit.

  • Finish:

    Short finish. Not particularly complex. A bit of heat, unexpected for 40% ABV, some jammy cherry, light smoke and minerality and a hint of sweet malt.

  • Overall:

    Overall, I hoped that the port would really elevate what Dewar's base blend is accomplished at doing but this release is thin and the Port only really shines on the palate.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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