Size750mLProof80 (40% ABV)*Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Ilegal Smooth is the world's first Scotch whisky that has been finished in mezcal casks. It adds another layer to the fantastic 8-year-old blended spirit's profile with additional green pepper and smoky notes for a truly unique drinking experience.
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About Dewar's Ilegal Smooth 8 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
Dewar's Signature Blended Scotch Whisky — the flagship whisky of John Dewar & Sons Co. — is crafted by blending together "the rarest of rare whiskies from across Scotland." The backbone of the whisky is a 27-year-old single malt whisky that is crafted at Aberfeldy Distillery, according to master blender Thomas Aitken. Once the 27-year-old is married together with other whiskies, the resulting blend is allowed to rest again in oak casks. This secondary maturation process "is a marriage made in heaven — ensuring our whiskies are even smoother and creamier," says Aitken.
Created in partnership with Ilegal Mezcal, Dewar's Ilegal Smooth takes an 8-year-old double aged blended Scotch whisky to a round of finishing in barrels that used to hold Mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico — the first such whisky in the world. Their recipe of up to 40 single malts is upgraded with unique green pepper and subtle smoky notes. "It's a nice shift to have our used Ilegal Mezcal barrels crossing borders to age whisky in Scotland. The finished product is delicious," says Ilegal Mezcal founder John Rexer.
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Dewar's was founded in 1846 when John Dewar began blending the finest whisky he could source in Scotland and bottling it with his own name on the label. By the turn of the century, the brand had expanded to become one of the best-selling whiskies in the world and today remains the best-selling Scotch whisky in the United States.
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
There's caramel on the nose with floral and vegetal green pepper notes, agaves, and a subtle smokiness. The palate has honey, those same vegetal notes, and a peppery spice. Finishes with a pleasant lingering spiciness.