Dewar’s has unveiled Dewar’s Ilegal Smooth. It is Dewar’s eight-year-old double-aged blended Scotch whisky. Dewar’s Ilegal Smooth is derived by finishing eight-year-old Dewar’s, which has already been double-aged in ex-Ilegal Mezcal casks for the duration of one month.
Ilegal is the leading artisanal mezcal in the US. Ilegal Mezcal is made in Oaxaca, Mexico, using ‘sustainable’ Espadín agave. Dewar’s Ilegal Smooth is the second cask-finished whisky from Dewar’s; the first one was Caribbean Smooth, which was launched last September.
Bottled at 40 percent ABV, Dewar’s Ilegal Smooth comes at a price 21.99 USD per 750 ml. The beverage has a pleasant and unexpectedly sweet, smooth blend with a wisp of smoke. According to Stephanie Macleod, Master Blender, Dewar’s, Dewar’s Ilegal Smooth’s unique flavour profile features subtle notes of caramel, sliced green pepper and a wisp of smoke.
The beverage is expected to be introduced in the US market in the April of this year.