Dewar’s The Monarch Blended Scotch Whisky Aged 15 Years
What the Blender Says:
Known as “The Monarch”. This rare and special whiskey is named after the famous painting, “The Monarch of the Glen”.
In 1851, Sir Edwin Landseer created the famous painting, an instant masterpiece, that depicts a stag in the Scottish Highlands. John Dewar and Sons purchased the painting in 1919 and hung it proudly.
Master blender Stephanie Macleod used the painting as inspiration for this rare and special whiskey.
DEWAR’S 15 Blended Scotch Whisky is a blend of very rare vintage single malt and single grain scotch whiskies. The blend is then married in oak casks for a light, velvety finish.
What Richard Says:
Nose: Rich and floral. Shaved coconut like the bagged kind you find in the grocery store mixed with wildflowers and just a hint of honey.
Palate: In the mouth it has that great Dewar’s custard creaminess. Vanilla flan with toffee crumbles on top. There’s also a bit of fresh cut grass back note to it too.
Finish: The finish a little dry and short. Wet popsicle sticks and a grassy, earthy note. As you continue to drink it the finish gets a little more hint of pepper and spice but again, it is short and fades to the popsicle sticks again.
Comments: I’ve often thought that the Dewar’s slogan should be “Dewar’s, the drinker’s dram.” By that I mean its blends don’t stretch the boundaries of scotch in anyway but they make for pleasant everyday drinkers. Even the Signature if your pocket book allows a $200+ table whiskey. It’s a nice alternative to the Johnnie Walkers (hit or miss as they continue to try new things) and the Chivases (trying too hard to be sophisticated) out there. Dewar’s seems to have more of a consistent soul shared by all their offerings. Plus, at $40 for a 15 year old blend it’s at a great price point.
Rating: Stands Out