We believe that double is better, and therefore we are absolutely delighted that Dewar's Double Double 32 Year Old has been awarded the title of WHISKY OF THE YEAR by the International Whisky Competition! Not only that, but this exceptional whisky was created using the special 'quadruple aging' process pioneered by our phenomenal Master Blender, Stephanie MacLeod, who has also just been awarded the title of MASTER BLENDER OF THE YEAR by the IWC for the second year running!
Dewar's has pioneered the 'double ageing' process, with all the blends in the range undergoing a secondary resting in oak casks to marry the flavours and bring extra smoothness to the blend.
With the limited edition new 'Double Double' range, this process has become an art form, with a 'quadruple aging' or 'double double' aging process created by Dewar’s master blender Stephanie Macleod.
Firstly, the malt whiskies achieve their required age, and are mixed together and returned to an oak cask. The same happens to the grain whiskies. Then the two whisky types are blended together, and returned to an oak cask for a secondary double aging period. Finally, the blend is finished in an ex-Sherry cask.
This 32-year-old release has been finished in Pedro Ximenez casks, giving the whisky “rich, ripe treacle notes with a hint of smokiness and a silky smooth finish”.
Tasting notes from Ross, one of our tour guides: The Double Double 32 is an amazing dram, it recently won the ‘Whisky of the Year’ at the IWC Awards! The 32 goes through our unique 4-stage ageing process, created by our Master Blender, Stephanie Macleod, and is finished in first fill Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. I doubt you would find another whisky that is as warming when you take your first sip, it’s rich with caramel, golden syrup, raisins and dates. It has a lovely soft smoky edge to it too, it’s like the smoke released when chestnuts are roasting on an open fire.