Dewars Founders Reserve 18yr
A former winner at the World Whisky Awards, Dewar's 18yo Founder's Reserve has recently had its strength reduced from 43% to 40%, in what might be seen as a brave move by Bacardi given the prevailing trend for stronger whiskies.
Nose: Sandalwood, fresh fruit. Orange zest, cut flowers. Little smoke, honeyed sweetness.
Palate: Medium, balanced, berry fruits, toasted barley.
Finish: Long, spiced, touch of oak.